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.
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.
GET THE LOOK
Denim: DL1961 (older; similar or these)
Flats: Treasure & Bond
Purse: Gucci (similar by Rebecca Minkoff)
Watch: Nixon (older; similar pink band here)
Bracelet: David Yurman
Photo credit: thanks to Heidi of Wishes & Reality for snapping these while in Chicago!