This Just In: The New Statement Sleeve of 2017

This year has been the year of the comeback-trend. Anything and everything from the '80s is proving to be the most popular. Need proof? Just look at all the plaid, volume, metallics and bold colour we've seen pop up on the runway. While some trends have been easier to style than others this season, one that we've avoided dipping our toe into, is the puffy sleeve trend we first spotted at Fashion Week Australia. That is, until now. Too extravagant? Too much of a statement? Too many raw memories still left over from the '80s? Well that's all about to change.

After the influx of street style images from New York Fashion Week, we’ve had fresh inspiration on how to style this trend, and it's come just in time for summer. 

No matter how voluminous the sleeve, it seems our favourite style stars know how to make it look perfectly proportioned. How we’re interpreting the trend? Keeping the bottoms minimal and classic and as fitted as possible. Another easy styling trick is to tuck the blouse into your pants or skirt to give your waist definition.

Keep scrolling to see the outfits we’ve been inspired by and shop the trend for yourself.


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And now shop the trend:

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Lara Burnell
Writer & Producer

Who's your style icon? 

Jenny Walton. She has a quirky, French, feminine style I adore. She mixes designer, vintage, high street really well and isn’t afraid of colour and print. My style board on Pinterest is full of street style images from her at fashion week events.

Who are your 5 favourite people to follow on Twitter/Instagram?

@unconditionalmagazine, @ilona_hamer, @thefatjewish, @glossier, @giorgiatordini

What's the fashion essential you can't live without?

My vintage red tartan jacket. It's timeless and bold. I love wearing it with a red matte lipstick. 

What's your desert island album?

Any '70s playlist will do!