It’s often the most obvious styling tricks that prove to be the most effective—the ones that have been under your nose all along. Such is the case for our most recent observation and the subject of today’s post. We’ve been spending a lot of time combing through the vast street style galleries from the S/S 17 fashion weeks, and sprinkled throughout every city, women paid close attention to the way they rolled, layered, and distributed their sleeves. More specifically, the bottom layer was tugged out to create an elongating look.
Obviously this is no new tip, but as previously stated, we tend to forget the most classic tricks that can serve us best. To get a better grasp of how to accomplish this look and why it really is so amazing, we gathered a ton of street style examples.
See below for our favorite outerwear trick this season, and tell us if you’re into it in the comments.
If you're wearing a bright sweater on a gloomy day, let the color pop around the collar and sleeves.
Add a stylish finish to a peacoat and fisherman sweater with printed pants.
Show your stripes!
This trick works especially well with lightweight blouses in fabrics like chiffon.
Another take on this look is to scrunch your jacket sleeves up above your elbows.
This works with long-sleeve dresses, too.
A cool way to style that oversize-sleeve blouse you have hanging in your closet.
Playful polka dots are always a good idea.
If you're working with a trench coat, roll the sleeves up a few times before putting it on, to simplify the process.
A flash of ribbed knit is so luxe.
Contrast a military jacket with Victorian ruffles.
Again with the ruffles!
We suspect Jenna Lyons would approve of this look.
It doesn't get much more classic than an Oxford shirt.
Leave the buttons on your sleeve undone for a belled effect.
Denim on denim with a side of stripes—we dig!
Another ruffle—three times a charm.
Sleeves aside, we are obsessed with this coat.
We've always been a fan of cobalt blue—how about you?