Monday, September 26, 2016

Sleeveless Long Sweaters

I've been seeing a lot of long sleeveless sweaters on the market and I've been itching to try one out.  My first thought was "Whats the point of that?  If it's cold enough to wear a sweater, don't you need your arms covered?".  However,  I've since then changed my mind since finding this olive green beauty from J.C. Penney.


The weather in most parts of the country is still quite warm, yet we're all ready to start dressing as if it was not (some were ready way too early...like back in July or August!).  Sleeveless sweaters are great transitional pieces because you do not have the covering on your arms, yet the body of the sweater keeps your core warm.  I wore this sleeveless sweater when the weather was hovering between the upper sixties and mid seventies.  I can honestly say I was not hot all day, but I did get a bit chilled for just a few minutes when I was in an over-air-conditioned grocery store.


The sweater is lightweight, so I did not get over-heated like I would if I had a bulky sweater on.  I will admit, the cowl neckline bothered me some.  I know cowls and turtlenecks are trending right now, but I always feel annoyed when I have all that fabric around my neck.  However, if one is going to be a fashionista, you have to agree to be annoyed with something every now and then. :)


I wore my sleeveless sweater with slim fitting black ankle length pants (Stitch Fix, old) and camel and black pumps (DSW, old).


I accessorized with black and silver jewelry (old) and carried my new burgundy purse (JCP).


My hair was a mess this day, so I just covered it with a hat that my husband bought for me from Burlington Coat House (old).


I'm looking forward to styling this sweater in the colder months.  Because there are no bulky sleeves, a blazer, cardigan, or jacket would fit easily over it.  You could also wear a long sleeve shirt underneath.


Perhaps my favorite feature of this sweater is the length and the slits up on the side.  I will definitely be able to wear this top with leggings in the winter and not feel self conscious because my buttocks are completely covered!

And the slits are so nice too.  Have you ever worn a long sweater before and it just seems to tight at the hips and/or is constantly riding up?  I have!  It's a pain.  The slits make sitting and movement with ease, and there's no riding either.


           a.n.a. Sleeveless Turtleneck Tunic Vest, JCPenney:  HERE,  Nicole Miller Kira Satchel, JCPenney:  HERE.

Have a Great Day!  Amy

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40 comments:

  1. Hi! Very nice combination of colours! I love the green tone of your blouse with black. And your bi-colour pumps are lovely...
    I am not a fan of turtle necks either ( like you I feel they are a bit annoying) but, fashion is Fashion! And it looks cute !

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    1. Thank you, I love these fall colors as well and hopefully I'll be able to adjust to the turtle neck.

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  2. What a great outfit for a warm fall day! Love the color of the top and the slits on the sides are perfect. Not a fan of turtle necks either, I wear them occasionally but they always end up annoying me. With this one being light weight, I am sure it isn't too bad.

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    1. Thanks Elli! Yes I love the color and slits, and your right, because of the light weight the turtle neck isn't so bad.

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  3. Olive is one of my fave fall colors! It looks gorg on you!

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  4. I love this look on you Amy; very casual chic! I love sleeveless sweaters for the same reason. Great transitional piece when you want to dress for fall but it is not that cold outside. :-) XOXO, Elif
    http://theboxqueen.com

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    1. Thanks! Casual Chic is my style as I don't have a lot of fancy places to go in my life!

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  5. This is such a perfect outfit for early fall!

    Xoxo,
    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  6. That's a great thought Amy---without sleeves, it's not as bulky under jackets!!
    I think this looks great!
    And that's exactly why I wear a hat so often!!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Thanks Jodie, I've grown to love sleeveless items for layering!

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  7. I'm crushing on your cute sweater! I actually saw it at JCP recently. I thought like you "If it's a sweater, why doesn't it have sleeves?" But you are right - it makes a great transition piece and I never thought about wearing a long sleeve shirt underneath.

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    1. Thanks Karen, I've had my eyes on this sweater for awhile and was waiting for it to go on sale. When it finally did, I snatched it right up!

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  8. I am such a big fan of the sleeveless sweater this season. This one is gorgeous. Beautiful look Amy!


    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! I really love this sweater too. I bought a sleeveless sweater last year, but I'm not fond of it. It is a chunky knit that stops at the waist...adds way to many unwanted pounds to my frame. But this one is very slimming because of the length and lightweight knit.

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  9. Perfect look for early fall when the weather doesn't quite call for full sweaters/layers. Love the olive!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  10. I have seen these sleeveless tops everywhere in this great olive color. I guess I need to add one to my wardrobe after seeing how stylish you look. Love those shoes, too. I am very unconfident in my leggings but maybe a longer piece on top would help me to wear them more. Great look.

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    1. Aww, thanks Leslie! Yes, they are super 'in' right now and you could definitely wear it with leggings.

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  11. This is a great transition piece and I Love the color and length. You styled it wonderfully! I have been obsessed with olive this season, so of course I love this sleeveless sweater.

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  12. Sleeveless sweaters were so IN like a decade ago and I bought several (some of which I still wear and own) but most hit on the natural waist or like a crop top. I have been meaning to add one or two long/tunic styles preferably one in olive (love yours) and one in black or maroon/burgundy. This outfit still has several Fall elements and those colorblocked pumps are gorgeous. I love that you wore a fedora too. It is fun that I have a hat on today's post too, come check it out.

    Have a great week, Amy!

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    1. Thanks Ada, I checked out your post and I loved your dress and hat!

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  13. I love the olive and burgundy color combo! I need to try it!

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    1. Thanks Laura! I'm finding this burgundy purse goes with everything in my fall/winter wardrobe.

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  14. Love this outfit! I just got a sleeveless olive turtleneck and have been trying to decide how to style it! This helps so much thank you!

    -Jules-

    https://scorseofstyles.com/

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    1. Thanks, I'm so happy this post helped.

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  15. Another hat lovers! I love that. Very nice colors. Thank you for linking up with My Red Carpet.

    Anna xoxo
    www.glamadventure.com

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  16. I think you styled it absolutely beautifully, good choice of high heel shoes make your outfit look very elegant
    https://lookingfabulousat50.blogspot.com.au

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  17. Yes I agree with you, I prefer jumpers like yours with slits up the side. I bought one a few weeks ago, and I'm so miffed I can't find it!!! It's similar to yours. but in navy blue. hopefully I'll find it. Great blog and to link up with you. Jacqui
    www.mummabstylish.com

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    1. Thanks so much! The slits make all the difference in the world.

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  18. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Great look. You always look so cute, no matter what you wear! Great job!

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  19. That sweater is so cute! I love the colors!

    Thank you so much for linking up at Grace + Lace!

    Sarah
    http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Sarah, and thanks for the link up!

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