We are not just looking at the long and short of it, but the style of sleeve. Sleeves have become a little more important this season.
Generally I like a classic preppy style, but I also like to freshen things up a bit. As trends come and go I definitely would not make them an investment piece. Let me show you some of the sleeve options I would wear and purchase.....
The Bell Sleeve
This would be so easy to wear, soft pink stripes, which by the way stripes are huge this season, that sure makes this girl happy.
It also comes in a navy stripe....
This next top is so fresh looking and would look great with just about any color of pant. I like the idea of a navy pant with this top as shown in the picture...
Here is another white top with some open work in the sleeve. I think the open work keeps the top looking very fresh......
This is probably one of my favorites. Talk about fresh and crisp, this meets both those criteria.
Tie Sleeve Top
Our next trend is the tie sleeve top. I actually have this one coming my way. If you want something to look a bit more fashionable always look for articles with details and this one has a very nice detail.
I feel the tie sleeve top will stay in fashion longer than the bell sleeve. It is just my opinion, but the tie sleeve is a bit more subtle. In fact I purchased a tie sleeve top two season ago, and they are still around and being featured so I feel safe that they will be around for awhile.
This top has 4 of the style components for this season, loose bohemian fit, balloon sleeve with the tie, and don't forget about the crisp stripes!
Keep in mind when wearing a loose fitting top wear a tighter fitting bottom and the same goes with a tighter top with a looser bottom. Just a good guideline to follow.
As I said at the beginning of my post I would not make any of these an investment piece, but all of the above examples are affordable and will last a few seasons.
Have fun adding a few on-trend pieces to your wardrobe, always keeping in mind, proportions, color and your base wardrobe in order to make a wise purchase. I think any of the above tops are basic enough to fit just about any wardrobe.
Keep an open mind there are many other types of sleeves being featured this season, I only showed you sleeves that I would wear, however you might find many more styles that you like.
Get at least one fun sleeve this season!