4 Types of Long Sleeve Casual Tops to Include In Your Wardrobe

Long Sleeve Tops to Add Variety to Casual Outfits in Fall

Four Long Sleeve Casual Tops to Add Variety to Fall Outfits

Huge thanks to Kohl’s and ShopStyle Collective for sponsoring this post

I’ve heard from many of you over the years that casual style is a struggle, and if you’re looking for some inspiration for casual outfits, today’s post is for you! I find casual style to be trickier in colder weather since you can’t rely on a hefty rotation of cute graphic tees like you can in warmer weather. So, I want to share four types of long sleeve casual tops for fall and winter that you can include in your wardrobe to have variety in your outfits, and I’m partnering with Kohl’s and ShopStyle Collective to do it.

Kohl’s is one of my favorite places to shop because they offer such a HUGE variety of clothes and at extremely affordable prices! They carry everything from activewear to casual wear to work wear to special occasion attire, and they offer a range of sizes, including straight, petite, and plus options. On top of that, you can shop conveniently by ordering online and utilizing their in-store or curbside pickup options!

And you can get 20% off your order from now until 11/19 with code YOUR20!

Let’s talk about some casual tops that you can include in your wardrobe to change things up from wearing the same plain long sleeve tee in five different colors each day. 😊

SIZING: I’m 5’6” and usually S/M or 6 in clothes and 8.5 to 9 in shoes.

 

Fall Casual Outfit: Kohl's black long sleeve top + Sonoma Goods medium blue cuffed jeans + taupe suede pointed toe booties + Lauren Conrad tan brown leather tote + gold short initial pendant necklace Fall Casual Outfit: Kohl's black long sleeve top + Sonoma Goods medium blue cuffed jeans + taupe suede pointed toe booties + Lauren Conrad tan brown leather tote + gold short initial pendant necklace side view

1. Basic Solid Tee
First, we’ll start with the basics. If you happen to be looking for a great basic long sleeve tee, this one is very SOFT, very comfortable, and affordable! It’s so, so soft! I like that its fit is more relaxed instead of formfitting so that it doesn’t highlight all the bumps and lumps. A tee like this is great to wear under statement pieces, like the leopard print cardigan that so many of you fell in love with from one of my recent posts, or a plaid shirt jacket. This tee comes in 29 colors and prints in straight sizes, HERE! See plus size options, HERE. I wear size M.

These jeans are another great find from Sonoma Goods, which has become my go-to brand recommendation for jeans that are comfortable and very affordable. This pair comes in 15 washes, HERE. It is also available in curvy fits, as well as petite and plus sizing in both non-curvy and curvy fits, HERE—so many options! I’m wearing size 6 in the color Linden.

Shop the Outfit:
Top: Kohl’s (exact—wearing size M; plus sizes)
Jeans: Kohl’s (exact—wearing size 6)
Shoes: Kohl’s (exact—wearing size 8.5)
Bag: Kohl’s (exact)

Necklace:
(similar, similar)

 

Fall Casual Outfit: tan and cream striped long sleeve shirt + cream cardigan + medium blue cuffed jeans + taupe booties + tan tote bag + gold pendant necklace Fall Casual Outfit: tan and cream striped long sleeve shirt + cream cardigan + medium blue cuffed jeans + taupe booties + tan tote bag + gold pendant necklace close up

2. Printed Long Sleeve Tee or Graphic Print Tee
Another option is a printed long sleeve tee, which will add more visual interest under wardrobe essentials like cardigans, vests, and other layering pieces. This tee is pretty thick and comes in 15 solid colors and 18 prints (!!), including polka dots and floral prints. See them all HERE. It’s available in plus sizes in other prints, HERE. I wear size M.

Also, if you’re looking for new booties, this pair is a good affordable option that has a higher shaft. It’s available in taupe, a light cognac, and black, HERE. I’m wearing size 8.5 in taupe.

If you want to create an even more casual outfit with this tee and cardigan, it looks great with the comfy straight leg jeans that I’ve shown before (also in the next outfit below) and tan and white sneakers like THESE in Almond Milk!

Shop the Outfit:
Top: Kohl’s (exact—wearing size M)
Cardigan: Kohl’s (exact—wearing size S; plus sizes)
Jeans: Kohl’s (exact—wearing size 6)
Shoes: Kohl’s (exact—wearing size 8.5)
Bag: Kohl’s (exact)

Necklace: (similar, similar)

 

Casual Fall Outfit: white tank top + orange plaid flannel shirt + medium blue cuffed straight leg jeans + beige and white retro sneakers + brown backpack + gold pendant necklace Casual Fall Outfit: white tank top + orange plaid flannel shirt + medium blue cuffed straight leg jeans + beige and white retro sneakers + brown backpack + gold pendant necklace close up

3. Button Up 
A plaid button up is a great option for a cold weather casual top that mixes it up from the other long sleeve casual tops above. They’re usually thicker than t-shirts, and they come in lots of colors and variations and can add a lot to your outfits. Some of them are stiffer and have a more polished and classic vibe while others have a more relaxed look. Choose a style that works for you!

The one I’m wearing above is soft and easy to wear. You can style it open to make it even more relaxed-looking, or you can button it up. These look great under easygoing cardigans like THIS one or under vests like THIS one. This plaid shirt comes in 12 colors in straight sizes, HERE. See plus size options HERE. I’m wearing size S.

These are the jeans that I’ve been sharing a lot lately as a great option that is soft and comfortable with stretch and that is really affordable, especially during a sale! It comes in 14 washes, which you can see HERE. See them in petite sizing HERE and plus sizing HERE. I wear size 6 in the color Eastin.

Shop the Outfit:
Tank: Kohl’s (exact—wearing size M; plus sizes)
Plaid Shirt: Kohl’s (exact—wearing size S; plus sizes)
Jeans: Kohl’s (exact—wearing size 6; petite sizes; plus sizes)
Shoes: (similar)
Bag: Kohl’s (similar; similar, similar—pricey but genuine leather)

Necklace: (similar, similar)

 

Fall Casual Outfit: orange printed blouse + black open cardigan + medium blue cuffed straight leg jeans + tan suede flats + cognac leather tote + red earrings Fall Casual Outfit: orange printed blouse + black open cardigan + medium blue cuffed straight leg jeans + tan suede flats + cognac leather tote + red earrings close up

4. Fashion Top
Last is a “fashion top” which is a step up from a casual tee but not quite a blouse. They hit the sweet “tweener” spot of being nicer than a t-shirt without being dressy. And I really, really like this top in particular! It’s lightweight and drapes well, so it lays nicely when you front tuck it. I also love all the prints it comes in! Check them out in straight sizes, HERE. Find plus sizes HERE.I wear size S.

Shop the Outfit:
Top: Kohl’s (exact—wearing size S; plus sizes)
Cardigan: Kohl’s (similar—wearing size S; similar plus sizes)
Jeans: Kohl’s (exact—wearing size 6; petite sizes; plus sizes)
Shoes: (similar)
Bag: Kohl’s (exact)

Those are four types of causal long sleeve tops to include in your wardrobe to keep your outfits fresh without having to buy lots of clothes. Each of these tops mix and match well with lots of wardrobe essentials, so you can have variety in your outfits and create a lot of different looks with them without having to buy a lot of clothes!


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