It's no secret that we love an outfit with a dabble of difference and the statement sleeve is the style flourish du jour that's captured the imagination of A-listers and style icons alike. The U.S. team called out a subset of the main trend way back in early August and, lo and behold, the long-sleeve look has flourished ever still. What looked at first glance to be a bit of fashion frippery—a trend with a twist of whimsy beloved of our favourite street style peacocks—has outlived the summer and embedded itself into autumn's style subconcious.
Be it the supersized ones seen at Fashion Week (An impractical way to impose a life lived handsfree), an exaggerated bell sleeve or a ruffled, tailored style with cut-outs—there are many ways to work this directional look. Take notes now.
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Doing the trend, only doubly so, Magaret Zhang wears super-long sleeves in a ribbed knit with architectural folds on a dress coat. Genius.
Pair back a matador-style jacket with a rib knit top and un-done hair.
On Lakicevic: Ellery top; MiH jeans; Gianvitto Rossi shoes.
Our favourite example of the extreme bell sleeve styled to perfection is by Irina Lakicevic. Your style take-home? Off-set the statement sleeve with luxury leather accessories.
On King: Tabitha Simmons shoes.
Jaime King couldn't resist the trend either and elevated her look with classic staple accessories.
On Battaglia: Aquazzurra shoes.
Head-to-toe black and navy is always a good idea.
On Jenner: Ahlem sunglasses; Saint Laurent bag; David Koma top; Camilla and Marc shoes.
Make like Kendall Jenner and lift an all-black ensemble with a flared sleeve. Simple and so chic.
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