Statement Sleeves SS17

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Everywhere you look in shops at the moment, statement sleeves are taking centre stage. From billowing to puffed, lacy and general boho effect, this is my favourite fashion feature for the spring/summer season so far.

I love this simple way of adding a little extra detail to style proceedings. Whether investing in work wear, school gate outfits or shopping for a date night or weekend away, the best bit is; you’ll probably need to dodge washing up whilst wearing one. Such a shame.

I found a few favourites in Next this season such as this striped number costing a snip at £20, finished off with a bit of broderie anglaise, which you can find in yellow as well. They have lots of sleeve picks available, covering stripes, sports luxe, going out tops, dresses and more.

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Also on the high street, Quiz Clothing are offering the above beauties at a purse-friendly price. The buys pictured at the top are- Cream Ruffle Lace Up Blouse (£29.99) and Pink Lace Bell Sleeve Top (£22.99). Adding in some Victoriana-esque ruffles and lace textures, these are two huge trends popping up for SS17 too.

Other top shopping picks cover Zara and good old Marks & Spencer, both featuring classic and bold colours. At this time of year, I start tentatively adding a bit of extra brightness into my wardrobe and a fresh sleeve is the perfect way to do this.

Whatever your sartorial direction, this is a simple trend to follow. It does give you an extra edge, and take basic jeans up a significant style notch. Or, you could get involved with a gorgeous shirt dress. Come summer, I’m thinking of pairing tops like these with a maxi skirt and freshly painted toenails. Not long to go now.

Disclaimer: this post was created in collaboration with Quiz Clothing.

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