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Statement Sleeves For The Win

An easy, everyday way to wear the statement sleeves trend // the modern savvy

This season it’s been all about the statement sleeves. Big bell sleeves, major ruffles, all of the gorgeous feminine and yet bold styles. They’re continuing in major fashion this Fall so it’s a good opportunity to test them out if you haven’t yet. Plus, statement sleeves add major personality and instant “compliment making” vibes to your look. Yes, please.

One word of advice:

Be mindful of the sleeve length and size! This new LOFT blouse is perfect — the 3/4 sleeve makes it easy to work, eat, type, etc.. At the same time, this summer I purchased a statement-sleeved dress that turned out to be a major fail: long story short, the sleeve was all in my business the entire day. Legit, I felt like I was eating it. Needless to say, I haven’t worn it since. So you might see bloggers with these super cute styles but legit, those sleeves must bother them all day. I’m not falling for it. #lessonlearned

Check out below how I styled these statement sleeves (and how cool are the vertical stripes?!) that I wore while in Chicago for more of a summer to fall transitional outfit. At the same time, you could totally wear this with black denim, or tucked into a pencil skirt or pants for more of a professional vibe.

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Vertical stripes statement sleeves for an everyday look // the modern savvy

I’m constantly surprised by how often I grab for this purse. You could of course go for a tote or a roomier satchel if you need it, however for an afternoon out, this gucci disco bag always works. For recent outfits, see here and here.

Statement sleeves with Gucci disco purse

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Blouse: LOFT
Denim: DL1961 (older; similar or these)
Flats: Treasure & Bond
Purse: Gucci (similar by Rebecca Minkoff)
Ring: BaubleBar
Watch: Nixon (older; similar pink band here)
Earrings: BaubleBar
Bracelet: David Yurman

Photo credit: thanks to Heidi of Wishes & Reality for snapping these while in Chicago!

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    August 20, 2017 at 6:33 PM

    Statements sleeves are so easy to add to any outfit.
    They make great additions to just a basic outfit for something a little bit different.
    Set to Glow

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      August 24, 2017 at 8:31 AM

      Totally agree — loving how they add that fun element to your outfit!

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    August 18, 2017 at 9:29 PM

    I love the simple but subtle way the statement sleeves are incorporated into this top! The stripes are fun too!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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      August 24, 2017 at 8:31 AM

      Thanks so much, Jessica, and totally agree… also loving the vertical stripes as something a little different. 🙂

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    August 17, 2017 at 8:03 AM

    LOVE seeing you in this top – it looks so great with white jeans & is one of my favorite recent purchases too!


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    August 16, 2017 at 11:33 AM

    YAY!! I’m so happy some of these worked!!! LOVE, love this outfit! That blouse is perfect and really so versatile. We need to make another reunion trip happen sooner rather than later:) xoxo

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

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      August 24, 2017 at 8:32 AM

      We totally need to make a reunion trip happen… that was SUCH a fun weekend! And, your photo skills are amazing… thanks again!

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