Zara top, SHOP SIMILAR
Katty Xiomera pants
Phillip V sunglasses
Christian Louboutin sandals
As we head into the long weekend, there’s no better time to update your warm-weather wardrobe with trend-forward pieces. Despite the broad range of prints, patterns, palettes, textures, and silhouettes that are available, designers and consumers alike can all agree on one major trend: the statement sleeve. This universal fascination with the statement top trickled down from the cold-shoulder and bohemian trends seen this year, and as much as I defy the hottest trends, these tops are a perfect addition to your wardrobe and these pants are super flattering. I am currently weeding through my closet for pieces to wear this spring and summer. As seasons pass, to think that your style won’t change is just naive. You want to be able to leave room (and money) for transitions. Coming in at a close second is the wide leg pant. Keep on reading..
How to wear the trend if you are petite
The Internet is replete with styles and trends that short women are advised to avoid. Chief among them: knee-highs, maxi skirts, ankle-strap shoes and even the tunic. Height, to me, has never been about limbs nor genetics. Blessed with spunk, even I, at five foot one half inch, could attain mythic proportions in statement sleeves and a high-waisted pant. With the right heel, of course. But what are fashion rules if not meant to be broken, right? Here, proof in photo form that being short doesn’t have to limit your style.
If you are looking to make a statement, statement sleeves are for you.
I love it when simple pieces turn into a wow statement. The cold shoulder, and billowing elbows all play a part. Even if you’re not short and you have got those legs, (insert jealousy), these sleeves aren’t going anywhere.
Photos: Bri Elledge