There's one item that will guarantee an instant summery look - a bright and bold new top!
Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean you have to expose your arms in flimsy and strappy tops. This season it’s all about tops with sleeves – the bigger and bolder the better.
Push your fashion boundaries and dare to wear an over-sized statement sleeve, like the peasant top from Anthropologie, £78, pictured above.
Packed full of styling possibility, this blouse has tonnes of fashion mileage. Wear for the office with a pair of smart black culottes and backless loafers. Switch it up for holiday over a pair of bright red shorts, then liven up for a girls night out with a pair of hold me in jeans that hug your curves in all of the right places.
Other trends to keep an eye out for this season are Bardot shoulders, pyjama-style shirts and in your face prints.
Want more? Have a scroll down through our pick of the best summer tops with sleeves…
Starting us off is this cream and yellow blouse from & Other Stories. With fabulous fluted sleeves and flattering high neck, wear this piece with a swishy pleated skirt and comfy sliders.
Ooze glamour with this polka dot print blouse from Uterque. Add a splash of colour by teaming with some red chinos and black ballet pumps.
The pajama shirt trend is still going strong for this season. We love this bird printed one from Lindex. Let the shirt be the main attraction by wearing with a pair of cropped jeans.
Ideal for concealing upper arms, this frilly sleeved top from H&M is is a great summery piece you’ll rewear for years to come. We say style it out under a strappy black tailored jumpsuit for a day in the office.
Easy, relaxed and still seriously stylish, this stripe top from Monsoon is the ultimate weekend blouse. Perfect for hiding a rounder tum, wear this over some white jeans and espadrilles.
Red and pink are still having a moment, so amp up your basic Breton with this stripe top from Oasis. Ultimate piece for easy style as it can be worn with trousers or skirts.
White lace in the summer time always looks so chic. This cut out top from Ted Baker is a great go to when stuck in a style rut.
Fun, bright and with an interesting cut on the sleeves, this silky top from Reiss is everything you need for fashion success. Plus the pinched in waist will emphasise your curves.
We at W&H love a peasant blouse for summer. It’s the grown up way to give a nod to the boho trend. This one from Boden is the ultimate holiday must have.