This season, it’s all about voluminous, chic, statement sleeves. From flounce sleeves, to extra-long ones and ruffle sleeves, they are romantic and add statement and drama to any outfit.
Last week the weather was surprisingly warm (reached 20 degrees!) here in Paris so I happily wore a spring outfit! One of my favorite wardrobe pieces for spring is a crisp white shirt! Especially one with a cute detail like the flounce sleeves on this one! They have similar silhouette to bell sleeves but they are a little bit subtler and feminine. I paired my white flounce sleeves with jeans and a sleeveless, light coat which is perfect for spring, and finished with my latest favorite Chanel additions, my slingbacks and this pink chevron leather bag. How do you like it?
When it comes to statement sleeves, I prefer wearing subtle flounce sleeves like these for daily outfits and to reserve the large and dramatic ones for a more standout outfit. If you opt for something bigger than the flounce sleeves, opt for the ruffle sleeves instead. For a daily look like this, whatever kind of statement sleeves you choose, pair them with simple designs like jeans and cropped, strait-leg trousers to look super chic and on point, rather than having tried too much.
What about you? What is your favorite style of statement sleeves?
I was wearing:
Miss Sixty shirt (similar here and here)
Pinko sleeveless blazer (similar here and here)
Chanel bag (similar here and here)
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What a beautiful spring look darling! I love how you styled those sleeves. The location is super cute – Paris is so photogenic 🙂
xx, Carmen – http://www.carmitive.com
Aw thank you Carmen! I’m glad you like it 🙂 Yes this street is like an oasis of color in Paris! Perfect for spring photos!
What a beautiful blouse and what a beautiful location, Stella! White is just so amazing on you. The more I see your shoes and bag, the more I love them… they really make an outfit.
I like this fluted sleeve trend, and it is particularly nice how you’ve styled it here.
Wishing you a lovely week ahead, beautiful! xx
Thank you my dear Lisa! We can go together there and take some pics when you come int Paris! Happy Monday and see you soon! xoxo
Your look and the pics are awsome, as same as the location is great! perfect outfit for spring :-*
Melanie / http://www.goldzeitblog.de
Thank you Melanie, glad you like it hun! x
Wonderful photography and outfit my darling Stella! My favorite picture is the third from the top.
Thanks so much for the inspiration and beautifying my Monday morning!
Love from tbymallano.com/
I am so happy to read that hun! Your comments always make my day! So glad you like it! Thank you and have an amazing week! xoxo
Oh yes I am all about the ruffle sleeve at the moment! I agree that a smaller ruffle is better for day and the statement sleeve is good for a glammed up look! You look gorgeous in this pretty Spring look babe!
On a separate note.. I suddenly want to paint my house pink!
Haha that’s not a bad idea at all Emily! It was really a pleasure seeing how these people who live on this street have all this color in their lives! And it’s a nice change to white and grey right? My father recently painted his house in pink and blue and it’s the most beautiful house in this town, everyone is taking pictures upfront haha! As for statement sleeves, I am obsessed with all your shirts and blouses! To be precise, with your entire wardrobe! 😉
I love your look, Stella. The flouncy sleeves are a deffinite wow! factor. And your beautiful skin tone makes white look soo good on you.
I love, too, the pretty street where the photos were taken. So colourful. The pink house is gorgeous. Is that where you live? If so, I am envious.
Kisses, Jo x
Happy Monday my dear Jo! No this is not where I live but we are passing by pretty often. Lately that the weather is so good, the people who live there are hanging out of their doorsteps at afternoons, enjoying wine and good music and it’s like watching a movie.
I am so glad you like my look, I really love wearing white! 🙂 How was your weekend? Hugs xo
Oh, Stella. I had the most lovely weekend. On Saturday I went to London with a friend. Went on a guided tour, beginning with a boat trip along the Themes to Rotherhide, where the British engineer, Brunel built ships and tunnels under the river. No room to tell you all. But soo interesting.
Yesterday a group of us walked 8 miles mostly through woods full of beautiful wild daffodils. It looked so pretty. It was my first long walk since November, and today I feel like I had walked 100 miles!! However, I managed to hang my new bedroom curtains. I’m so pleased with them, and they make the room appear even larger.
Oh yes your new bedroom! How is it going? I want to see photos! 😀 Have you added the yellow tapestry? Your weekend sounds amazing my dear but now all I am thinking is the new bedroom decor! Isn’t it so refreshing to do some home updates? What style are your curtains?
Well, my dear Stella. My bedroom makeover has only just begun. So don’t expect photos just yet. I’m kept busy with all sorts of other things.
I bought some lovely curtains in Laura Ashley. Do you know of the shop? The pattern is called, Pussy Willow Off White/Dove Grey. And I think they are lovely. They go with most of the existing paintwork. At the florist I bought some stems of Pussy Willow to arrange in a tall vase, As for the tapestry. I must look for one. Perhaps in Brugge. Oh, also I bought curtains for my dinning room. Again, Laua Ashley. They have a bamboo leaf pattern.
I really like Laura Ashley home decor, especially these fresh floral patterns! I googled your curtains and look perfect! You have such a great taste my dear 🙂 Can’t wait to see the rest! xo
You look absolutely smashing!! Really love your statement sleeves and I love how you combined your chic shoes with denim! I could copy this outfit as I love it so much! Thanks for inspiring us sweetie! Xx Susanne – http://bagatyou.com
I would love to see you wearing too honey! Thanks so much for your lovely comment and have a greta day! xoxo
Dear Stella, This outfit is very stylish and beautiful. I love the sleeves on the top and the details take it to another level!
Thank you Yvonne, glad you like it! 😀
So beautiful look, Stella ? And that bracelet and the watch look just perfect with the ruffles. They give an edge to this romantic look.
I love to wear slightly ruffled sleeves on my trench coat. And match ot with jeans. Mom or ripped jeans.
How nice to hear from you Veronica! I am glad you like this look, and thanks for noticing the watch and bracelet contrast to the ruffle sleeves, I hadn’t haha! 😉 Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Beautiful photographs Stella, I just love those colourful buildings in the background of the shots and how you’ve tied in your outfits to match the shades.
Your styling is always very impressive and you look gorgeous! Really need to invest in a pair of jeans that fit me nicely!
Hi Laura! The day I bought these jeans I have been searching all week for one with perfect fit, and found this one in HM! Everyone is complimenting how great it fits, maybe you should go and give it a try? 🙂 I always find a good fit at Levis too but every figure is different. I hope you find what you’re looking for and thank you so much for your lovely comment! xoxo
Oh man, I still haven’t found the perfect blouse with the perfect ruffled sleeves yet. I am still looking for it and I am hoping it will turn up soon because I loooove this trend! 😀
You look really lovely in this outfit, the shoes are very lovely! 😀
Thank you darling! I hope you find yours soon! By the way there is a similar option at asos with cold shoulder cut. It’s listed as a dress but I would wear it more as a shirt. Check the link above 😉 xo
I’m loving all the spring vibes you are giving us Stella! And all the beautiful street shots of Pairs. You look absolutely beautiful and I can’t get enough of your flounce sleeves. Like you I’m loving the statement sleeve this season. I can’t wait for the weather to warm up so I can start wearing lighter layers.
Hope you’re having a great start to the week!
I am sure you like the flounce or any statement sleeves too my dear! Can’t wait to see your spring looks for this year! You are always a great source of style inspiration! Thank you for your lovely comment and have a great day! xo
I like the idea of a bell sleeve that goes down to the elbow like yours… because it does not get in the way !!
You are a shining sun as usual Stella .
And doesn’t dip into your cappuccino right? 😉 Thank you so much for your lovely comment and words to me Lorena! You always make my day! Have a great one! xoxo
This is such a chic and feminine look, Stella! I love the way you balance out the volume of the top with the slenderness of the bottom. I’m definitely into statement sleeves still and I’m continuing on my obsessions over them by looking for an ultra-layered lace/ribbon bell sleeve on a lace shirt. I know…very specific. LOL It’s hard.
In the meantime, I’m still rocking my elongated sleeve tops. 🙂 It’s too chilly for anything else at the moment.
I totally feel you, I am usually searching for very specific pieces that there are very slight chances of finding them! I hope you find this lace shirt you’re dreaming of, as it sounds so so beautiful! Happy Thursday and thank you for stopping by my dear! xo
I think when I first stumbled upon your blog the post that made me fall in love with your pictures and writing was about statement sleeves. Since I’m not in the fashion world, you became my guide on what’s hot and to see those sleeves back then was so creative and beautiful. I love that you’re doing the same now. With this outfit you looks so spring perfect and the colors only look like they enhance the change in weather. Yet another post that I can fall in love with!!!
Aw thank you my darling Danielle! It makes me so happy reading that my blog is your guide. I had a long 2 week absence due to my wedding but I promise to come back with great content! And I will write a ‘how to clean and update your wardrobe’ step-by-step guide for you! Thank you for the inspiration and amazing support! There are many times I wished to live in the same city with you, and eat only according to your blog and recommendations haha! Much love xoxo