It’s no secret that trends come and go and then come back again. Things I wore in elementary or middle school, like jean skirts with tennis shoes, denim overalls and choker necklaces have been a few things to cycle through recently. But of course there are items that I see in old photos and can’t believe that they were ever stylish (like those pants from Limited Too that zipped off into capris and/or shorts, anyone else have a pair of those?!). One trend I love right now, but will probably laugh at in the years to come is statement sleeves. I currently love the unique, feminine styles, but I wonder if these will make the list of clothing styles that we think are hideous in about 10 years. For this reason I never like to spend a fortune on trendy items. I’m all about trying new styles and pieces outside of my comfort zone, but when I do I look at stores like Target or T.J.Maxx. This bell sleeve top is part of the Who What Wear line for Target and was under $30! I had been eyeing an almost identical top by Endless Rose, but was much happier to find a cheaper option. There is also a dress version of this top that is really cute and both items also come in black!
Shop this post:
Top (comes in two colors and a dress version) | Jeans | Earrings c/o Lisi Lerch
Sandals (only $28!) | Sunglasses | Watch | Purse
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Jackie Aguilar Koenig says
I too am loving the bell sleeve trend. I am very picky about what I wear and I asked myself the same thing: will i regret this in , 10, 15 years? and ultimately the answer was NO! If you look back through time, 70’s, and 90’s and now today, you will find this trend has resurfaced a few times, and it’s for a reason. Bell sleeves are romantic, feminine, dramatic and add instant interest to an outfit. Many of the trends that we are seeing now (off-the-shoulder, ruffle, floral and even last Fall’s plaid grunge) were huge in the nineties, which I wore in my 20’s! I’m happy to see them back and I am happier that I’m still young enough and still look good in them. A big part of it also has to do with who you are as a dresser. In other words, what (I like to call) is your “dressing ID?” Are you a trend setter? are you classic? are you boho? For instance I go from corporate, to “mom clothes,” to boho. whoever you are as a dresser be true to your style and you won’t have too much to regret. And remember fashion is supposed to FUN. Fashion is what you buy, but style is who you are.
Yes trends come and go, but I share your obsession for this trend right now. They are just the right piece to add drama to any outfit.
Jessica | notjessfashion.com
Madeline Mihaly says
I’m for sure going to laugh at myself in ten years. And yes I absolutely had those Limited Too pants (with the matching fake layered long sleeve white tee under a polo shirt to go with it haha).
Sonia / Chanel says
Statement sleeves are fun! I think they’re done in a classic manner now. Less like Teen Witch or St. Elmo’s Fire style.
Chanel | Je M’appelle Chanel
Shoes and Sashimi says
I can appreciate a trend or two if it means not splurging, I think you found a good find though :D
Chow Down USA says
I feel the same about this trend! I ordered the dress and loved it online but I was swimming in it when it came! Love the top on you!
Chow Down USA
Rosa Larissa Klara K. says
I love that you do not take fashion to serious and admit that maybe you will laugh at some of the looks and trends you love today when looking back at them in ten years :) You look beautiful in this outfit, thats for sure :) Thank you a lot for your last comment on my blog :)
Sending much love!
Rosa Larissa Klara
conscious lifestyle of mine
I definitely think bell sleeves will come back in fashion! This top is lovely. Do you remember dresses over jeans!? :)
I love your top! Super cute. We will probably laugh at our hair cuts in 10 years!
Totally agree with you! I love statement sleeves too, but then I look at wedding gowns from the 80s and laugh at the ridiculous sleeves they have on them
Kate || KATE KOUTURES
Christie Moeller says
Love that lace detail in the top! Gorgeous!
Ashley White says
Haha, I’m with you- I’ll probably look back and think, “Wait- what?!”
Love those statement sleeves!
Le Stylo Rouge
Dressed With Soul says
You look beautiful! I know a lot of trends I laugh now about :)
xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
Candice Petersen says
I actually don’t have any nude pretty sandals !! I love the design of the pair you are wearing goes with everything
Candice | Beauty Candy Loves