YES YOU CAN: Wear a sleeveless knit

Fashion director Shelly Vella shows you how.

In my youth, the then named ‘tank top’ was a 70s staple. I’m happy to say it’s enjoying a renaissance and this summer the sleeveless knit is being worn with puff-sleeved summer blouses or dresses, and solo and slouchy with a good pair of trousers. Whether you opt for V-neck, button-through, striped, printed or a plain version, it’s sure to become a wardrobe favourite.

How to wear a sleeveless knit:

For a new office staple

Bring a burst of colour to your casualwear with this rainbow-bright knit, £160, from Image: Jason Jean at

Give your workwear a colour injection.

Top, £22, Next

Blouse, £25, Monki

Trousers, £135, Ted Baker

Bag, £75, Charles Keith

Shoes, £195, LK Bennett

For a weekend throw-on

Keep it classic and preppy in navy and cream. Image: Jason Jean at

This looks stylish undone over a white shirt too.

Top, £35, Mango

Jeans, £49.99, Mango, Freemans

Loafers, £85, Dune

Sunglasses, £350, Moscot

Baseball cap, £14.90, Uniqlo


For an evening cover-up

This understated deep v-neck vest (£69, can be worn layered over a tee. Image: Jason Jean at

Perfect for slipping over a pretty dress at dusk.

Top, £55, & Other Stories

Dress, £49.99, ZARA

Bag, £1,095, Alexa Chung x Mulberry

Shoes, £49, Charles KeithEarrings, £85, Pawnshop, Wolf and Badger