If you haven’t noticed, statement sleeves are EVERYWHERE this fall. You might remember, statement sleeves was one of my fall must haves. From sweaters to blouses to tees, it is all about making a statement with sleeves. Not only can you find them in just about any style and material, you can also find them at just about any price point (Target has some really cute ones I saw recently).
Truthfully I wasn’t 100% on board with the bell sleeves at first. It felt SO 60s / 70s (also so early teens for me … anyone else?). But, you know, fashion styles are always being recycled and coming back around so I thought I might as well get on board because they are everywhere right now. There is a lot coming back from those eras in the fashion world, have you noticed? Especially 70s it seems.
Since there are so many styles out there, they really work for anything. The blouse versions are perfect for wearing to the office (and also for layering). The sweaters will be great for the winter. And a t-shirt version like this one works for just about any time. Plus the bell sleeves means you don’t need a lot of other things going on, since they are the focal point.
I got this one from J. Crew a little while back, and I love it. First of all, it is striped, and I love anything striped. Second, it is a thick t-shirt material, which means it is super comfortable. Plus it has these great looking bell sleeves which as so fun. (Side note – it is supposed to be boxy but it also runs big, so I would size down). There is also a cute similar short sleeve version, if the bell sleeves really aren’t your thing.
I love it paired with this skirt, but I also have plans to wear it layered under dresses. It would also be cute with jeans or dressed up with a pencil skirt.
So how to do feel about the statement sleeves? More specifically, the bell sleeve trend?