The Statement Sleeve

The Statement Sleeve

If my favourite Spring/Summer trend last year was the off the shoulder (or OTK as it’s often referred to) trend, then this year it’s hands down statement sleeves. Whether it’s a simple flare, bell sleeve, or cascading ruffles… statement sleeves are literally everywhere you look. We’re seeing it on dresses, blouses, tops, and even more casual styles like this sweatshirt I snagged at H&M (for only $40!) I love the twist the tiered ruffles add on the classic crew neck sweatshirt, and it’s so unbelievably comfortable! As soon as I saw it I knew I had to have it. I absolutely love how statement sleeves add a point of interest, and jazz up what could be an otherwise very simple piece. They pump up your outfit with a little je ne sait quoi, and whether you’re going for a romantic look or something more dramatic, there’s a statement sleeve for every style. I think it’s definitely important to remember though that if you’re going with something big and voluminous top, keep it simple and neutral on the bottom. This trend is eye-catching enough on it’s own, let your sleeves do the talking ;).


I know this is one trend I’ll definitely be wearing on repeat this year.. what about you?






What’s your favourite trend right now? Share in the comments below!


What I Wore:

Tiered Ruffle Sleeve Top – H&M – Only $40! // Jeans – Topshop // Earrings – H&M (VERY Similar Here) // Shoes – BCBGeneration (Old – Love these ones!) // Bag – Kate Spade // Sunglasses – Thierry Lasry


Hope you all had an amazing Easter and have a happy Tuesday <3






  1. Donna
    April 18, 2017 / 10:58 pm

    Wow. I love the sleeves on your top. You look amazing!!! 🙂

  2. April 19, 2017 / 1:22 am

    I love the ruffle sleeves on this top. They are stunning. The pop of red with your bag is so chic and stylish! You have the best closet.

  3. Aimara
    April 19, 2017 / 1:04 pm

    I love this look girl! Definitely loving statement sleeves too because they give an instant upgrade to any outfit! You look stunning!
    I’m also loving embroidery these days 🙂
    Thanks for sharing

  4. April 19, 2017 / 1:57 pm

    I’m also loving the statement sleeve!! It’s just an effortless way to make dresses and tops stylish without too much going on. Can’t wait to stock up for the summer!

    White Silk, Black Leather

  5. April 20, 2017 / 4:48 pm

    You look absolutely gorgeous. Your top is gorgeous, such an statement piece, great to add visual interest to any look. I really like the touch of color with your bag and shoes. Love your style!

    Have a nice day!


  6. April 20, 2017 / 6:56 pm

    I absolutely love this trend but I’ve never seen it displayed more beautifully! This blouse is completely gorgeous and you are stunning!!

  7. April 21, 2017 / 3:44 am

    What a cute blouse! I love how you styled it, the pop of red is perfect! My favorite trend right now are ruffles, which is weird because I never liked ruffles before. xx

  8. Coco
    April 21, 2017 / 7:32 am

    Dear Kirsten, I’m loving statement sleeves too, and you have the right attitude to pull them off with the utmost elegance. I love how you styled this blouse with black and red, a perfect color combo! Baci, Valeria – Coco et La vie en rose FASHION & BEAUTY

  9. April 21, 2017 / 8:09 pm

    I’ve seen a lot of statement shirts and even tees out there, but this is probably the first sweater I’ve seen that lives up to the expectations of having that wow factor and what’s even more wow about it is is that it’s for $40 at H&M which goes to show that a showstopper doesn’t need to cost a ton of money 🙂

  10. April 24, 2017 / 8:27 pm

    You look so chic! Love the simplicity and elegance of that shirt and whole outfit!

  11. April 28, 2017 / 11:42 pm

    Hello my dear, wow! I love the sleeves on this. They are a statement but this whole look is a statement dear! You truly killed this outfit! I love this whole post! Thank you for sharing with us.
    Love, Dom

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