Statement Sleeves

STYLE

Regardless of the season or occasion I always tend to be drawn to feminine and flirty pieces. Even my simple everyday looks often have some type of soft, ladylike details that make me feel feminine, confident and ready to take on the day. With so many new versions of the statement sleeve it’s become even easier to add a simple feminine detail to any everyday look.  This pretty pink off the shoulder top isn’t your average off the shoulder, the ruffled flutter sleeves add a soft yet ladylike touch that pair well with any jean, skirt, pant or short this season. I’ve paired it here with more feminine details like the subtle eyelet trim on my Express mid rise lace ankle jeans and I’m also loving the details on this similar pair , the frayed hem adds a bit of edge to the mix and the eyelet keeps the look and feel feminine. I love the statement of the eyelet, it adds a fresh take on a classic white jean. Either pair can be brought to life with a bold statement sleeve like I did here with this ruffle sleeve off the shoulder top  or worn more simple with just a touch of a ruffle from this double ruffle scoop neck tee.

This season the statement sleeve has evolved more than ever. If you love the subtle details with a bold statement there are so many options to choose from, the off the shoulder to the cold shoulder to the ruffle sleeve. This cold shoulder dress is perfect for all those upcoming late summer weddings. This top is one of my favorite pieces from Express. I love the blue and white stripes and the ruffle bell sleeves that add the perfect feminine touch to an overall classic button down top. Here I’ve paired it with these Express Mid Rise Dark Denim jeans but I also can’t wait to wear it with these cream jeans or a classic denim skirt.  If you’re loving the statement sleeve trend like me be sure to check out this this off the shoulder top here or this simple ruffled sleeve tee here. If you love the ruffles and can’t get enough then you’ll also love this cold shoulder flutter sleeve top in the prettiest pink shade and this ruffle sleeve top that adds a romantic feel to the fun statement sleeves and this short sleeve ruffle cotton top that has me craving all the upcoming holidays.

COPY & PHOTO CREDIT: SAMANTHA BIGLEY