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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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