How to: 3/4 Length Sleeves

I know I post a lot of J. Crew, but I can’t help myself! I love the Tippi sweater from J. Crew. I bought this striped one on sale, and if I could buy one in every color, I would. I like it BECAUSE the sleeves are 3/4 length! It makes the sweater seasonless (my made up word that means it can be worn year round- ha!). You can wear this just as easily in the spring as you can in the fall.

I get asked a lot about how to wear 3/4 length sleeves. I say, you can wear them whichever way makes you feel best. For instance, this day I was liking the clean lines of the sweater, so I just rolled the sleeves to a place that was comfortable to me and then put the sweater on top. I could even wear this with the popover sleeves down, or I could have done the J. Crew sleeve roll. I think all three different ways would look great! One of my favorite work outfits was to wear a black boat neck 3/4 length sleeve sweater, a white blouse underneath, and a strand of pearls- I felt so Ann Hathaway in Devil Wears Prada!

I was with my very stylish S-I-L the day of this post and she was wearing these Ray Bans- oh how I want these Ray Bans! They are so classic. Shoot, another thing to be added to my very long Christmas list!

Outfit Links Below

Tippi Sweater- J.Crew, Chambray Popover- J.Crew, Jeggings- Citizens of Humanity,

Sunglasses- Ray Ban, Purse- Marc Jacobs, Watch- Michael Kors, Earrings- Kate Spade

(Photos by Mallory Lee)


  1. Sarah December 17, 2012

    I’m with you! Every time I find a Tippi on sale it goes home with me regardless of if I love the color or not. You can wear them all year round and dress them up and down. My favorite is the linen tippi from this past spring. perfection!


  2. cleartheway December 18, 2012

    Those Ray Bans are super great on you. Good choice to add them to your list!

    I’m following you along on Bloglovin now, and looking forward to more posts!

    – Kate

  3. Cherry Blossoms December 29, 2012

    Just discovered your blog tonight and i love you are also a Texan! I recently moved to Austin this summer and I love it.


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