Friday, March 17, 2017

Statement Sleeves

black midi dress with gingham bow sleeves, ankle booties and striped bag
ASOS Knitted Midi Dress With Gingham Ties - £32
I'll be the first to admit that when the whole cold shoulder thing started, I quickly dismissed it as a fad, thinking it would pass quickly and soon be forgotten... I'm quite happy to admit I was wrong and not only are cold shoulders still all the rage, but sleeves in general have gotten an upgrade this year. Ruffles, asymmetric shapes, bell sleeves, embellishments, bows and pretty much any style or thing you can imagine... It's all happening and this season a bulk of the statement action is happening on the sleeves. Whether you're a fan of the cold shoulder or not, there's something for everyone because there are so many versatile styles (shop my picks at the end of this post). Personally, I think I have a tendency to move towards the minimal, so this midi dress with simple gingham bows on the sleeves is statement enough for my personal style, but for others there are options that are as outlandish as you like. This fun new trend is a reminder not to take ourselves or our style choices too seriously and to always remember to have fun with our fashion. That's a message I can get on board with!

topknot

round sunglasses and gingham bow sleeves

striped bag

bow sleeves, red lips, striped bag and blue door

midi dress
Dress: ASOS / Shoes: Clarks / Earrings: Tory Burch / Sunglasses: Primark (old) / Bag: Aldo (old)

Scroll through to shop my picks for rocking the statement sleeves trend or click the pics below to shop my look.


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