Trumpet sleeves and bell sleeves will probably die as a trend in the next year or so, but it’s one of those styles I’ve loved forever. I have always had a fondness for fantasy and medieval style, and there is something decidely epic about big, drapey sleeves (even if they are impractical.)
When I needed a new sweater this winter and spotted this pink piece I knew immediately how I wanted to style it. Often I have a vague idea of how I want to style a piece when I purchase them. This time I immediately pictured wearing the sweater with this jacket.
The trumpet sleeves turn into a ruffle detail when paired with this statement jacket, which was the main detail I wanted to play upon. I develop outfits based on the way two main parts play with each other, and I got the idea to play with lengths. My favorite pair of kick crop jeans finished off the theme.
Playing with lengths in fashion can be a bit tricky. I definitely don’t execute it well all the time. If you want to a good starting point, try layers just longer and shorter than one another so one peeks out of the other. It’s a simple way to add texture and dimension to your look, but you can always go for the challenge of pairing something short and long together. Generally, the more drastic the length difference, the more dramatic the effect.
I know the snow images aren’t scenic to the season, but I reshuffled a bit of content and wanted to post this outfit because I loved it so much. Monday will be a bit of a restart for Wind & Spindle, and I will share a bit about why I’ve been absent and my vision for the future. You won’t want to miss it!
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