It’s the time of year when we’re getting anxious for spring to come. Here in New England, we received a taste of spring over the weekend when the temperatures climbed to 6o degrees. People were celebrating the warm weather by wearing shorts. However, we all know that we aren’t out of winter yet.
Even so, it can be a great time to add something to our wardrobe to spice it up. Why not try a trend that has been around for a couple of years but is making a real statement this spring – statement sleeves.
What Are Statement Sleeves?
Some people call them bell sleeves, fluted sleeves, or trumpet sleeves. I’m calling them statement sleeves as I have seen some sleeves that make quite the statement. In fact, I am not sure how they are worn let alone trying to eat with them on! Here are some examples.
How to Style Statement Sleeves
It’s much easier to wear a dress with this trend because you don’t have to worry about whether the sleeves look right with the rest of your outfit. Here are 3 of my picks.
1.) Lace Sheath Dress by Laundry, $195
2.) Ava Print Sheath Dress by Cynthia Steffe, $198
3.) Bell Sleeve Silk Crepe Dress by Milly, now $148 (was $425)
My personal favorite is the lace dress.
If you’re going with statement sleeves on a top, keep your bottom simple. That is, unless, you want to go real crazy. Think about the silhouette – stay away from a big voluminous skirt or baggy pants.
1.) Window Pane Shirt by Madewell, $50 (on sale)
2.) Daisy Bunch Top by Warehouse, $38
4.) Gingham Top by Zara, $50
5.) Giraffe Print Top by J. Crew, $120
Stay away from thick or heavier fabrics. Part of the fun is in the movement of the sleeves!
You can wear statement sleeves for day, night, casual, and even the office. You just have to think ahead to what you will be doing. You may not want to go to your favorite barbecue place wearing this trend!
And, finally, if money were no object, I would splurge on this top. I love the color and just the right amount of pizazz!
Are statement sleeves going to make it into your closet?