Blog: Crossroads Style

September 3rd, 2019 by Jennifer Beile Trend Alert: Statement Sleeves and How to Wear Them

Statement sleeves are by no means a new trend, but with the arrival of fall and cooler temperatures, we’ll be wearing more sleeved tops and layers. A voluminous sleeve adds a unique flair to your fall and winter wardrobes. A statement sleeve is so much easier to pull off than other typical avant-garde trends that are reserved for red carpets and Instagram influencer content.

From big and bold to subtle details, a piece with statement sleeves is a fun way to break up the monotony of the fall uniform of sweaters and jeans and add a bit of drama to your look.

Puffy Fall Flair

A puffy sleeve sweater adds some dramatic flair to your winter knits.
Woman wearing a sweater with interesting sleeves.

Ruffle Some Feathers

A favorite fall staple, the denim on denim look, gets a modern update with ruffle sleeve details.
Woman with denim shirt and ruffled sleeves.

See-Thru Sleeves

A romantic blouse becomes even more eye-catching with see-thru sleeves and a statement necklace.
Shirt with see-thru sleeves.

Classic With a Twist

Update your work wardrobe with a modern twist on a classic button-down and trousers look.
Woman wearing blue shirt with white pants and brown belt.

Add Some Puff

Date night gets a little more playful with a puffy-sleeved crop blouse and high waist denim.
Woman wearing polka dot shirt with puffy sleeves.

Minimalist Details

A statement sleeve can even be worn by a minimalist with a simple puff detail.
Woman wearing green shirt with white pants.

Layer Your Sleeves

Worried that big, billowy sleeves will get in the way of keeping warm because you can’t layer a jacket atop? The simple solution is to layer a thin long-sleeve knit underneath for an extra layer of warmth.
Woman wearing black shirt with black denim.

Get Festive

The holiday season is around the corner and that means parties! Add even more festive flair to your look with statement sleeves.
Woman wearing dress outside near light post.


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