Fall Trend Watch: Blouson Sleeves
For those of you who don’t want to think about fall yet, this should be my last fall outfit post for a while. I’m not really in the mood to be posting fall fashion yet…but with the #NSale and the timing falling right around my move and subsequent vacation, I haven’t had the bandwidth to focus on much else.
Now that I’m home for the rest of the summer and feeling more settled, and with the #NSale wrapping up at the end of the week, I’ll be getting back to more seasonally appropriate topics!
Meanwhile, today I’m talking about one of the biggest fall trends I’m noticing — blouson sleeves.
When I looked through the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale catalog, it’s all I saw. Fortunately when I shopped in the store, I found a good variety of other types of sleeves, but I was actually surprised by how much I liked the blouson sleeves I tried on.
This ruffle neck pullover is one of my favorite purchases (I know, I know, I say this about all of my #NSale purchases! But I guess it’s good that I love them all, right??)
With the ribbed knit, the ruffle detail on the mock neck, and the blouson sleeves, there are a lot of fun details that somehow don’t overwhelm it. This sweater is super soft and on sale for just under $50, so it’s a nice value. I love this shade of pink, but it also comes in light grey, royal blue, and emerald green.
Fit Tip: I sized down to an XS. I actually never tried the Small, but when I got home, I realized I had an XS, and I like the fit, so there you go! I do have it lightly front-tucked, so it’s not as short as it may appear. It’s actually a really nice length at 24 1/2″.
Happily, these jeans just got restocked!!! If you’ve had your eye on them, grab your size while you can. If in between, size up; I have the 29, for reference.
These were another item I noticed in the #NSale catalog, and I was thrilled with the fit when I tried them on. I showed them last week tucked into knee-high boots, and I promised I’d show you another look where you can see the raw hem and how they fit the ankle.
My past experience with Rag & Bone skinny jeans wasn’t so great — I loved the fit overall, but I find the sewn hem always flares out in a funny way, but the raw hem doesn’t do that. Still, it doesn’t fit close to the ankle either; the sales associate helping me in the store was saying she liked how they almost read as a straight leg jean. I wouldn’t go that far, but I do like how they fit the leg.
Finally, these mules… sorry that they’re sold out. They didn’t last long! I didn’t really intend to keep these, but I bought them just in case because my SA told me they’d sell out, and she was right!
I’m such a sucker for Vince sweaters and shoes — the quality is so good, and the styles are classic but fashion-forward. These shoes will elevate so many outfits this fall and winter, and I love that I can start wearing them now. They make even the most basic skinnies-and-pullover outfit look modern and sophisticated. (I also love these.)
I have a hard time finding slides and mules that fit my feet and are walkable, but I can walk fine in these, despite the high heel, and they stay on my feet. I sized down to a 7 1/2, for reference — in case they get any restocks.
My necklace was another #NSale purchase, and it’s a nice lightweight piece that packs a punch.
If you’re looking to update your accessories wardrobe for fall, I’m a huge fan of these earrings and also these. I’ve been wearing the Kendra Scott ones a lot, and the Gorjana ones just arrived over the weekend; I can’t wait to start wearing them.
Finally, this bag is old, but it’s still available through Amazon. I tend to carry it when I’m wearing silver jewelry, and I like how it lends an edgy vibe to a classic outfit.
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