THE STARS TAKING THE LEAD IN THE AUTUMN COVER-UP
YOU SENSE THE CHANGE IN THE SEASONS WHEN THE STARS START TO COVER UP. ANNA COOGAN REVEALS HOW SLEEVES GET LONGER AS THE DAYS GET SHORTER
The return of the swallow announces the arrival of summer, yet does the return of the sleeve announce that autumn is just around the corner? Singer Mollie King was city-chic in London this week when she joined her bandmates from The Saturdays at Radio 1 studios for a recording.
The 26-year-old wore a check Preen Line dress with elbow-length sleeves, and accessorised it with a Burberry Orchard handbag and pointed courts.
Rita Ora (22) caught the attention of the V Festival crowd with her funky hologram gladiator boots – while wearing a silver top with on-trend short sleeves.
Also this week, Olivia Wilde (29) wore a Clover Canyon elaborate pencil skirt co-ordinated with a plain black tee with short sleeves and finished off her outfit with Jimmy Choos for an appearance on Good Morning America.
Beyonce (31) stepped out in a Roberto Cavalli cantaloupe, mint and white printed dress with elbow-length sleeves at the V Music Festival.
On Tuesday evening, actress and comic Lake Bell (34) wore an orange leather crop top with short sleeves and a black sheer skirt at the famous Chateau Marmont Hotel in Los Angeles.
Actress Amanda Seyfried (27) wore a see-through sequined dress when she attended a Lovelace screening in London. She looked suitably retro to promote her new flick, and sported very timely sleeves down to her elbows.
Rihanna (25) stepped out wearing new Rihanna for River Island A/W '13 collection and flashed her fabulously toned tummy while at the same time covering her arms in short sleeves.
Sleeves appear to be creeping back in following a sweltering and sleeveless summer, and actress Reese Witherspoon (37) was spotted heading out to a lunch date in Los Angeles in a floral top with super short sleeves.
Kate Hudson (34) also nodded in the direction of short sleeves when she wore a cute blue number to the Los Angeles premiere of HBO's new series Clear History.
Actress Bella Thorne (15) looked every inch the fashion darling when she walked the red carpet for the premiere of new Disney film Planes. She wore a floral dress from the Blumarine Fall/Winter 2013 collection with a pretty pink print, princess-like skirt and flattering cinched-in waist and short sleeves. She wore green scallop heels by Bionda Castana and diamond stud earrings by Dannijo.
Model and actress Lily Collins (24) made a splash in her mullet-style palm tree-emblazoned skirt, which she wore with a black short-sleeved top and platform shoes at the Teen Choice Awards.
The Saturdays' singer Una Healy was also out this week promoting her new album in the company of her gorgeous little girl, Aoife Belle. She wore a short-sleeved cream top, smoothly making the transition from summer heat to autumn cool.