One popular trend for spring summer 2017 has been statement sleeves and ruffles. Designers have been showcasing ruffled, flute shaped or bishop sleeves in their collection on the runway. It’s a trend that has caught onto street style and has become very popular. But carrying off statement sleeves can be tricky. You can end up looking like someone from Broadway or the circus if not paired well. I am in love with this trend. If you want to master the art of the 70’s inspired sleeves then read on:
Off shoulder has been very popular this season, but now apart from the off-shoulder sleeves ruffled and fringed sleeves have also become extremely popular and chic. Ruffled sleeves are a great way to amp up your style game and look like a fashionista without any effort. Add a twist to your work wardrobe by switching up your regular shirt for a blouse with statement sleeves or ruffled sleeves or go for a dramatic look by pairing bold ruffled sleeves shirt dress with sneakers. Ruffled sleeves are flirty and feminine. Whether you want to go for a minimal look or dramatic look with your sleeves, if it is ruffled it’s going to make a statement. You can go for different fits and volumes based on your fashion appetite. But the general trend is that the more elaborate the sleeves, the better the outfit, mostly.
You can even pair ruffled sleeves with other trends like bell-shaped sleeves. But don’t jazz up your outfit too much. Try to keep the focus on the sleeves and go for a minimal look with your other pieces. I paired a white embroidery ruffle trim pleated blouse from Shein.com with a pair of distressed jeans and flats. Instead of pairing the jeans with a regular white shirt combo I decided to make a statement with this ruffled top. The top is slightly fitted at the top and flares down at the bottom like a peplum top. It’s a great outfit for a day out in the city, shopping or travelling. The blouse has a very casual and boho vibe to it. You can pair it with shorts for a casual affair or go for a white on white look with ripped white jeans for a chic look. I would suggest you go easy on accessories and makeup when sporting statement sleeves. I would prefer having the top be the hero of the outfit. So I have just worn a simple beaded necklace and a bracelet. I even tied up my hair in a low bun to make sure my sleeves would stand out and not get shadowed by my hairstyle.
White Ruffled Blouse – Shein
Distressed Jeans – TopShop
Are you brave enough to try statement sleeves? If so then how would you pair them?