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18 Lightweight Summer Tops With Sleeves That Are Affordable

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If you’re looking for tops that will keep you feeling and looking cool this summer, you’re in the right place! The best part about these shirts is that they have sleeves, since I know a lot of women over the age of 50 aren’t fans of showing their upper arms. Today, I’m showing you some super affordable, lightweight summer tops with sleeves and re-sharing some personal favorites that I added to my own closet last year.

Lightweight Summer Tops With Sleeves That Are Affordable

Boho Floral Ruffle Sleeve Top (Medium)

We’re starting off strong with this gorgeous ruffle sleeve top. You gurls know I love bright, happy colors and patterns, and this pink is sooo stunning! I thought the tiered sleeves were so cute and feminine, and the v-neck is perfect for showing off your necklaces.

UPF Long sleeve shirt
UPF 50 Long Sleeve Shirt (Medium)

This versatile top features a zippered breast pocket for convenience. With a mesh-lined vented back for breathability and roll-up sleeves for warmer days, it’s perfect for walking, hiking, and other outdoor adventures, like shopping at outdoor malls. Lol!

V-Neck UPF 50+ Sun Protection
V-Neck UPF 50+ Sun Protection (Large)

I love the color of this V-neck UPF 50+ top. My daughter tells me I should order these tops so they fit tight, but I’m not a fan of that look. So, I sized up to a large so that I can wear the top in places other than the beach, and feel comfortable in how I look.

PRETTYGARDEN Womens Hollow Out Lace Embroidered Blouse

I am loving all of the eyelet pieces I’ve been seeing this year, like this beautiful top. The bodice is lined, so you don’t have to worry about wearing a tank underneath. I thought the white was classic, but the green version really catches my eye!

PRETTYGARDEN Summer Crewneck Short Sleeve Textured Trendy T Shirt

I thought the texture on this pink top was so unique. The lines are running up and down which is supposed to create the illusion that you are long and lean! This pink color is so fun, especially paired with a crisp white pant.

MEROKEETY Short Sleeve V Neck Ribbed Knit T Shirt

I loved this knit polo top! It’s one of those versatile pieces that you can easily dress up or down depending on your accessories. I think I would order the navy one, but you can’t go wrong with any of the 9 options. This one looks like it’s pretty curve hugging and form-fitting, so I would size up if you prefer a looser fit.

PRETTYGARDEN Womens Summer Casual Short Sleeve Ribbed Knit Square Neck Color Block Slim Fit Basic Crop Tops

I’ve been seeing more and more square necklines lately! I think they’re a fun change from the traditional crewneck or v-neck. This stretchy ribbed tee has a contrasting trim on the sleeves and the neckline.

Dokotoo Floral Print Short Sleeve Half Button Down V Neck Chiffon Blouse

I’m always on the lookout for tops with unique details, like this one that has cute trim on these sleeves! This one would look great under a blazer or tucked into a pencil skirt for you gurls that dress professionally for work or meetings.

PRETTODAY V Neck Crochet Shirt Short Sleeve Casual Blouse

You can’t beat a classic white top for summer! This versatile piece is going to be a workhorse in your closet as you can wear it with anything from pink chinos to patterned palazzo pants to your favorite denim.

VIISHOW Tie Front Chiffon Blouse

I’ve never met a tie front shirt I didn’t like, LOL! But seriously, they are so flattering and they do a great job of camouflaging your tummy area. This one comes in every color of the rainbow, plus some pretty prints!

My Favorites That Are Still Available from Last Year

I love finding cute tops with unique details like this Lace Crochet Short Sleeve Blouse. I’m wearing a large and this top fits me fine. It is a little loose, but nothing too crazy. A medium would probably fit better, so I think the top runs true to size. I’m pairing it with jeans, but you could wear it with lots of different bottoms, like a black skort or white pair of chino shorts.

I love the flutter sleeves on this top, and the color is gorgeous. A V-Neck is my preferred neckline, but the little ruffle at the neckline of this top looks so feminine that I couldn’t resist. I’m wearing it with jeans, but it would look just as cute with a pair of white pants. I’m wearing a large, and I’m happy with this size.

Most of the lightweight summer tops with sleeves that I’m styling are casual, but this one is slightly dressy. The 100% polyester fabric is silky and looks beautiful. I loved it with white jeans, but it would look great with dress pants too.I know some of you work outside the home and need business casual outfits. This Summer Short Tulip Sleeves V Neck would be perfect for a casual business workplace. It could easily be worn under a blazer or cardigan.

I didn’t think I would like this top; however, once I looked at the photos, I loved the look. It comes in 9 different colors/prints, but I’m wearing it in the “pink” option. I love the summery print, but the sleeves on the Floral Ruffled Tunic Blouse make it versatile since you can wear it on chilly nights or into the fall.

I love this t-shirt! It is a beautiful color and the ruffle sleeves elevate it from a plain-jane tee. It comes in every single color you could think of, plus a few adorable prints. I love wearing jeans and a tee. It’s a great everyday uniform that you can wear to the grocery or picking up the kids or grandkids to hanging around the house, but that doesn’t mean you have to look boring or frumpy. Choosing a cute tee is as easy as picking a blah tee.

I didn’t think I would like this top when I originally opened the package. The color didn’t look great when I was in the closet, but I loved it once I put it on. I love the v-neck and a 3/4 bell sleeve, but my absolute favorite part of this top is the tie-front detail. This blouse would look great for a lunch date, a casual outing, or a casual workplace.

Here is another lightweight summer top with sleeves that are unique. It is t-shirt material, so it is soft, comfy, and great for an everyday top. Just a heads-up, some sizes are almost sold out in certain colors so check out the other colors, as well. The sleeves have slight pleating and button details.

This beautiful sky blue Lace Crochet Tunic Top is gorgeous. I’m sooo obsessed with the feminine details in this top like the lace trim!You can see that the top is lined and it not see-through, although the sleeves are sheer. The large fits me well, and it comes in several pretty colors like lavender and a light pink.

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  1. Louise Logan says:

    Great choices at great prices. Thanks for always shopping and sharing!!

  2. Sue koren says:

    So many cute options!

  3. Eva Ellis says:

    Thank you for the wonderful selection of tops! I’ve been self- conscious about my arms all my life, so any sleeves make me happy!!

  4. Gay Manning says:

    Cute, cute tops at great prices!

  5. Love all the great choices Tania

  6. Janice Nagle says:

    affordable and cute! thanks

  7. Love these tops because I don’t wear sleeveless anymore!

  8. Lovely tops. Thank you for the great post.

  9. Thanks for sharing nice short sleeve tops that are reasonably priced.

  10. Love the white pretty garden one!

  11. So many beautiful tops! I love the different sleeves and the beautiful soft colors! Thanks for these looks!

  12. As I have aged, I have developed “angel wings” and have given up sleeveless shirts! If the sleeve doesn’t come down to my elbow, I don’t wear it!

  13. Love a lot of these tops. They can be worn casual or dressy. Thanks!!!

  14. Some cute tops. I’m not a fan of tie front unless it’s a regular shirt and I can tie it in front myself. I like the ties to be around the waist not hanging down between my legs.

  15. Susan Weston says:

    Super variety and affordable!!
    thank you

  16. Great selection of summer tops!

  17. Ginger Hiller says:

    Such a special and powerful scripture! Thank you for sharing so many pretty tops with us.

  18. Gina Luebke says:

    So many cute options, I love the bright pink print one!!

  19. So many cute tops! I like tops with sleeves in the summer because I find the air-conditioning inside is chilly – not to mention also when my husband blasts the A/C inside the car when we’re driving!!! Does anyone else have that problem? Lol

  20. Karen Johnson says:

    I just ordered the boho ruffle top and the rippled crew tops in two colors. I love them. Thanks for modeling them

  21. I love the Boho Floral Ruffle Sleeve Top! Ordering it now. It’s also on a LIMITED TIME DEAL from Amazon today!

  22. I have the pink front tie from last year…I love it with white jeans. I cook bacon in the oven…I just keep the hood fan on…no smell at all. Happy Tuesday❤❤❤

  23. I agree with you, I don’t like tight fitting shirts anymore. When I was thinner, I owned POLO by Ralph Lauren t-shirts in every color…not anymore. I want classy and not to show my lumps and rolls…..Grandma body!!

  24. So many beautiful tops! Thank You❣️

  25. Some very pretty options!

  26. Linda Shearer says:

    WoW I want all these tops!

  27. Annette Swan says:

    Love your top selections

  28. My favorite is the tie-front from last year – so pretty, feminine, and I love the details and fit! 💛