Statement Sleeves

My autumn quarter of my senior year is done! I finished finals prior to Thanksgiving and couldn’t be any happier to have the next few weeks off to relax and spend time with family during the holidays. Since my last presentation was downtown, I decided to stop by the newly renovated ZARA store on State St. and treat myself to something. When I came across this glossy white blouse with bell sleeves, I knew it I had to have it.

Click read more to check out this look I put together to give you a little winter workwear inspiration and learn more about this season’s latest trend: statement sleeves!

To balance out these bell sleeves that hit my short arms right around my elbow, I wore these Ivanka Trump pants that have awesome tummy control. The material is stretchy and comfortable like a legging but they’re more tailored and clean like a work pant. I scored mine reduced quite a bit at TJMaxx or Marshall’s too.

If you’re trying to incorporate this trend into your own look or wardrobe, make sure you find bell sleeves that flatter you and your shape. Be sure where the bell sleeve starts is comfortable as I’ve found some can be too tight. For the look as a whole, you can either go for a more bohemian look like the classic bell sleeve we know from the 70’s or something more modern like I wear here. The glossy finish and my block heels make it especially contemporary.

Because these sleeves are statement sleeves, after all, I thought an overall palette of black and white would be best. For a pop of color, my Dagne Dover Simone satchel is a perfect choice (and the best work/9-5 bag, trust me). I’ve talked before about how much I love Dagne Dover bags and this one is honestly no exception. It’s part of their new leather collection and the color is ideal for fall and winter. Inside, there is a ton of room for a laptop, planner, and other necessities. P.S. They have 20% off right now if you want to snag your own!

What do you think of statement sleeves as an upcoming winter trend and my Dagne Dover bag? Let me know in the comments below! Have a fantastic week.

 

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