The number one reason fashion girls don't completely dread winter? Two words: sweater weather. This year more than ever, brands seem to have come to the conclusion that life's too short to wear boring sweaters, and the market undoubtedly reflects that. While last fall and winter, it was all about the bell-sleeved sweater, this year, it's all about the balloon-sleeved sweater. Sleeves that puff out, whether subtly or dramatically, have already shown up at almost every cool retailer we frequent, and as soon as the weather cools down, prepare to see every fashion girl wearing them with skinny jeans, skirts, and leggings.
Depending on your budget, if you want to splurge, we're smitten with Chloé's lightweight option, and if you want to save, consider a mustard-hued Pixie Market pullover. Those, and 18 other balloon-sleeved sweaters from the likes of Zara, Tibi, and more are waiting for you below. Read on to shop them all!
Embroidery adds a pretty touch to this oversized sweater.
A little golden camel never hurt anybody.
You can never have too many black and white striped sweaters.
We're in love with this color.
This editor added this one to cart immediately.
Balloon-sleeve cardigans have more fun.
You'll appreciate this pop of color on gloomy winter days.
Wrist ties make this option even more fun.
Wear this cool cropped style with your high-waisted vintage Levi's.
We're picturing this with a pair of (very on-trend) corduroy trousers.
Free People has really embraced the balloon-sleeve trend (we had trouble narrowing it down).
This is even cozier than it looks.
We love this pretty blue hue.
Well done, Isabel Marant.
This may not be the most practical option, but it sure does look cool.
Bring a little drama to your sweater collection.
Pair this with kitten heels.
We want this in every (very wearable) color.
Are you as smitten with this flattering shade of periwinkle as we are?
Balloon sleeves and ruffles? We're definitely not opposed.