Spring Trend to Try: Statement Sleeves

Statement sleeves are very much on trend right now, but it’s one I typically steer away from. With my body type, I’m not looking to add more volume to my shoulders or chest area.

That’s why I was thrilled to find this blouson sleeve raglan pullover at Evereve.

The raglan shoulder seams have a way of softening broad shoulders, and the volume in the blouson sleeves is closer to the waist, so it actually works out well for those of us who are more well-endowed.

And isn’t the pointelle knit on the sleeves so pretty and feminine?

The bodice is a shaker style knit, and it has a flattering wide v-neck. The 21″ length is on the shorter side, so it’s best paired with higher rise jeans.

I would say this sweater runs true to size, although mine fits a little tighter than it does on the models on the website, so you could probably size up if in between.

To offset the volume in the sleeves, I wore this sweater with my Mother Insider crop flares.

Because of the shorter length, I can wear a crop length jean and still get a good vertical balance, but ankle flares or maybe even full-length flares would work too.

I’ve talked about these jeans many times over the past year, so I’ll spare you all the details, but they are super soft and stretchy and comfortable, and I highly recommend them… especially if you can snag them on sale.

If you like the look and not the rips and chewed hem, Walking On Coals is the same wash as mine (Dancing On Coals) with no rips and a raw step hem.

I wore cognac espadrille wedges and carried a complementary handbag.

My bag is from last season, but this one is similar. I love the combination of denim with white or ivory and cognac accessories.

For accessories, I wore the thread inset earrings and mini pearl necklace from Evereve. These two pieces look great together, and I always get compliments.

This is the type of outfit I’d wear out to lunch with friends; in fact, I’m meeting friends for lunch on Saturday, and this might be just the ticket!

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16 thoughts on “Spring Trend to Try: Statement Sleeves

  1. Cute outfit! I love the jeans and tried(w/o the distressing) on in the store but waiting on a sale. Do you think they will go on sale for Mother’s Day.

    1. I don’t know, but probably not. Nordstrom doesn’t usually run site-wide Memorial Day sales. They often do a Half Yearly Sale around Mem Day but it doesn’t usually include premium denim.

      I’ll keep an eye on them tho. Bloomies often runs a Denim Days event in March and they have a few different washes that aren’t so distressed: https://shopstyle.it/l/bGvF8

  2. Good luck with your surgery. I hope you’ll do a few before and after outfits. This sweater would be a good one to do that with.

  3. You look great in this outfit. A keeper for sure. Have fun out to lunch Sat. with friends. It won’t be long until your surgery and then you can have fun exploring tops and swimsuits in a whole new way. Prayers still being lifted up for you. I can’t believe your daughter is almost done with her 1st year of college. That first Summer is always so strange for them when they come home. They are ready, but then they miss their friends and independence being away. Will she be home to help you after surgery? Her college gets out early but if I remember right, she started early.

    1. Yeah, it will be an interesting summer for both of us, I’m sure! She has a babysitting job lined up, so that’s good. Will get her out of the house some. And of course, she has lots of sewing plans. 🙂 She won’t be home when I have my surgery.

  4. Beautiful sweater but not for me. Not with my linebacker shoulders and large squarish tatas, I love the pretty sleeves but they are usually a no unless the top is a soft, unstructured fabric. I love silk blouses with a fun sleeve but they are hard to come by. I also like peasant blouses but they’re hit or miss. Waiting for a denim sale to try the Mother jeans.

  5. Good luck with your surgery and wishing you a speedy recovery! I echo Dawn’s suggestion of doing before & after photos of some outfits after surgery when you are well enough to do so. That’s a great idea.

  6. This is so cute but I’m always hesitant to buy trendy items in the off-season. Think it’ll still be in style when winter rolls around?

  7. I’m new to your blogs (3 months) and I love them. It has really helped me a lot. I have bought a few things you have suggested and I’m very happy. I live in Florida so I’m more interested in your spring and summer wear. Thanks so much

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