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How to Wear the Statement Sleeve

by Julie Chiem


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From flouncy ruffles to bell hems to balloon shapes, sleeve details are having a major moment right now. These special touches create a playful look you can pull off for day or night. With so many ways to wear it, one piece can accent many different looks. From subtle to standout styles, get inspired ahead with our favorite outfits.



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Layer a statement shirt under a sleeveless dress, and finish the look with a pair of sleek flats. It’s a genius way to get a chic and polished 9-to-5 look together in seconds.



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For weekend errands or brunch, play it cool with a bubble sleeve top over cropped jeans and a pair of blocked heels. The overall vibe is comfy, casual, and playful.

Date Night


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Pick a sleeve with subtle details, like the bell-hem sleeve, and pair it with ankle length trousers. In shiny or flowy fabrics, they look dressy and so right for night.

Girls Night Out


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Put together a party-ready look with a fun statement piece. Try a frilly top tucked into a skirt and top it off with a pair of pumps.

Tropical Travels


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Make a statement during your getaway with a dress or romper that speaks volumes. These standout sleeves on a one-and-done piece is an Instagram-worthy detail that screams high style.