If we had to place our bets on one trend blowing it out of the water for 2017, we’d go all-in on the statement sleeve. Whether it’s an extra-long length, bold embellishments, or, like in today’s post, enhanced with a dramatic slit, this look is here to stay.
So what’s a split sleeve, you ask? Just how it sounds! A blouse, dress, or jacket that features a splice from the cuff up the sleeve. We saw a slew of these come down the S/S 17 runways, and they’re already hitting some of our favorite retailers.
To keep you ahead of the trend curve, we rounded up some runway looks and shopping options. See below to see why the split-sleeve top is the next big thing.
This look is made even more interesting when paired with a second layer, like a simple striped shirt.
The party top to trump all party tops.
Winter white is the best kind of white.
Why have an ordinary blazer when you can have a split-sleeve blazer?
Try this look with a pair of matching slacks.
In case you like looking elegant and refined.
An unexpected take on the double-breasted blazer.
Beige and navy go so well together, no?
If the trend is too much for you, try a subtler version like this one.
This trend translates to lace quite beautifully.
This kind of top warrants some serious Stevie Nicks dance moves.