Style, Fashion, and Beauty

N.Y. Editor’s Report: Statement Sleeves

Statement earrings. Statement jewelry. Statement coats. You probably thought we’ve seen everything in their “statement” counterpart, right? Wrong. This spring welcomes a new one to the bunch: statement sleeves.

If you’re asking yourself, “How is it possible to make a stylish impact with a simple sleeve?” don’t worry it is possible. The trick to conquering this trend? There really aren’t any limits. Have fun and don’t be afraid to play around with your options.


One way to style this trend is to keep it classic. You can never go wrong with a pair of tailored pants. A cropped pair is totally on-trend for the season. Plus, a look like this is 100 percent office appropriate, so what’s not to love? For shoes add a pair of heels like this blogger, or opt for a pair of loafers if that’s more your style. Since a girl needs to accessorize, add a coordinating colored clutch, or throw on a long necklace to add a bit of color.


Opting for a more classic bell sleeve is another way to incorporate this trend in your spring style. Pair a shirt like this with high waisted jeans for a casual look, or if you’re feeling a tad girly, choose a pencil skirt instead. A blouse like this is extremely versatile, yet the sleeves will make you stand out among the plethora of average sleeves.


When it comes to incorporating statement sleeves into your everyday wardrobe, the opportunities really are endless. I mean, there is no right and wrong wait to wear this garment. One last way you style is though: layering. Obviously, you’ll want to show off those stylish sleeves of yours, so incorporating wouldn’t exactly work. Try adding a long vest like this blogger above does. It’s a great way to add depth to a look, while still making a statement.

Ready to make the leap and purchase some statement sleeves of your own? Check out Zara, Anthropologie, and H&M  for affordable pieces.

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