While there is a range of 2019 trends that appear to be trickling into 2020 (hello, ’90s denim), puff-sleeved pieces could definitely be considered one of the most popular. TBH, if you were to look at some of the most forward-feeling sweaters, trench coats, and blouses that hit the market over the last few months, there’s a high likelihood that each featured this pretty and whimsical shape featuring exaggerated shoulder details.
While I personally adore the trend (so does my mother, FYI), celebrities are also on board. That’s right—A-listers like Jennifer Lopez, Kendall Jenner, and Katie Holmes have been routinely stepping out over the last year in puff-sleeved numbers to bring that directional and modern feel to their ensembles.
And believe it or not, if you head over to Nordstrom, you’ll notice a range of power-shoulder pieces trending as well. These are so popular, in fact, that a slew of shoppers is currently viewing them right now. (You can tell by clicking on a product and spotting a line highlighted in red that showcases the exact number of people viewing that product.) And, yep, it’s those celeb-favorite puffy pieces that seem to have especially high viewership.
To dive into this all a bit further, I rounded up some of my favorite celebrity outfits featuring puff-sleeved staples and shopped out an inspired iteration available at Nordstrom. Keep scrolling to amp up your 2020 wardrobe even more.
The puffed-sleeved white blouse (with a turtleneck layered underneath) is particularly forward with distressed straight-leg jeans and booties.
On Katie Holmes: Khaite Brianne Top ($476) and jeans
The power shoulders on this white blazer bring an extra layer of sophistication to this elegant ensemble.
On Jennifer Lopez: Michael Kors outfit
A peasant-style cropped top with puffed sleeves is playful with printed pants once the temperature starts to warm up.
On Hailey Bieber: Kenzo outfit; Gelareh Mizrahi bag
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A printed dress with puffy sleeves is statement-making on its own. All this look required was a sleek pair of heels and a simple bag.
On Tracee Ellis Ross: Balenciaga bag
While a standard blouse would work flawlessly with this skirt-and–knee-high-boots outfit, the more architectural blouse is even more special.
On Victoria Beckham: Victoria Beckham blouse, skirt, bag, and boots
The fuzzy fabric, slightly cropped cut, and short sleeves make this knit especially appealing.
Not your average white button-down.
Pair this black top with jeans and booties for a cool and laid-back vibe.
Try this pretty knit with trousers, jeans, or a skirt. The options are endless.
This satin top would really pop against dark-wash trousers.
We’re going to see this pretty lilac hue more and more this year.
Take your go-to casual look to the next level.