Words by Lyndsey Grima
This fall, it’s all about sleeves. Statement tops are all over Instagram and arms are definitely the focus point. There are so many options to choose from, ranging from cute ruffles to exaggerated sleeves. Your sleeves will be in the spotlight.
Here are our top styles to ace the sleeves trend this season.
RING THE BELL
This style is normally fitted on the shoulder and comes loose at the wrists. Whether it’s a dress, a chunky knit or a more formal top, bell sleeves give an outfit that extra bit of sass. The best way to wear this trend is by keeping the rest of the outfit simple. The last thing you want to do is steal the sleeves’ thunder!
RUFFLE IT UP
This is probably my favourite style out of the bunch. These sleeves are bold and fun to style. There are various kinds of ruffles that you can choose from. I like to style my ruffle tops with straight leg trousers to keep the focus on the sleeves.
The off-the-shoulder trend is one that keeps coming back over and over again. But we’re never tired of it! It’s sexy, feminine and perfect for our hot climate. From dresses to structured tops, you’ll definitely find your favourite piece.
SHOW YOUR COLD SHOULDER
This style is perfect for those who don’t like to show a lot of skin because this simply shows a tiny bit of flesh on the top of the arms. Cold shoulder sleeves look great on dresses and flowy or oversized tops.
I feel this is the most statement style in our list. Balloon sleeves are short, puffed and not at all tight on the arms. Since the sleeves are quite wide and round, they look best with fitted trousers.