By LEENA KOLLAR
One trend that made its way into the fashion world this year is statement sleeves.
Everything from ruffles to bell sleeves have been popping up on women everywhere. Statement sleeves are just that: sleeves that make a statement; that act as the focal point of your outfit.
As we get ready to head into the fall season, let these looks inspire you to get creative and make a statement with your wardrobe.
A great way to give an outfit personality is to combine dressy pieces with edgier ones. This sophisticated bell sleeve top paired with ripped jeans creates a fun, yet feminine look that can be dressed up or down with shoes and accessories.
Not only does this top have interesting sleeves, it’s made from sheer lace and provides a pop of color for the ensemble. With all those elements on one piece, all that’s needed is a basic pair of jeans. The rose gold sandals and bag add a nice touch of metallic to dress up the look without going overboard.
This top makes a statement with the sleeves but also incorporates a bit of sexy with the off shoulder look. With matching heels and a bag, this semi-monochrome look pairs nicely with ripped jeans that downplay the “pretty in pink” theme.
Statement sleeves are not just found on tops. Dresses, too, feature the trend. This vibrant dress has just enough detail with the ruffles that the simple jewelry adds the perfect amount of shine. The colorful flats are fun and give this outfit a beachy/bohemian laid back vibe.
This outfit, with the dark colors and cold weather pieces, is perfect for fall. The top is definitely what makes the outfit so chic, and it’s versatile enough to wear with a pencil skirt and heels. Easily add a pop of color or shine with simple jewelry or a bold lipstick.
Even corporate attire can be fashionable and trendy. Not only does this sweater have attention-getting bell sleeves, the bright pink blazer keeps the focus on the top area. Neutral navy pants tone down the look, while a pair of pink pumps mixes a dose of fun back in.