Anna James' style guide to must-have statement sleeves

Hi, ladies, it’s Anna again from Fash Boulevard bringing you another Style Guide. With cooler breezes rolling in, the need for sleeves is quickly approaching. But it’s not just long vs. short anymore. This year, it’s all about the dramatic statement sleeve (think: bell, ruffled, tiered, or balloon-shaped). These voluminous sleeves are best paired with simple pieces and minimal accessories that really allow the sleeves to command all the attention. If you’re feeling a little weary, try a simple ruffle sleeve like this one for a subtle statement. For daring fashionistas who aren’t afraid to standout, opt for the runway favorite, balloon sleeve. But be careful, not all of these exaggerated sleeves are dinner friendly. Stay cautious when reaching for the salt or the most dramatic thing about your sleeve will be the spaghetti sauce dripping from it.

Statement sleeves on Anna James of Fash BoulevardBlouse – Calvin Klein | Skirt – Veronica Beard | Jacket – Very (similar here) | Boots – Marc Fisher (similar here) | Sunglasses – Pineapple Proper | Handbag – LC Lauren Conrad

fall statement sleeves

fall statement sleeves on Anna James of Fash Boulevard

statement sleeves and LC Lauren Conrad handbag

Below, I’ve pulled some of my favorite statement sleeves that are sure to give your fall wardrobe a pop.

Balloon-Shaped Sleeves:

balloon sleeves for fall via LaurenConrad.comBalloon Sleeve Babydoll Top| Faded Denim Dress | Romantic Rose Blouse

Tiered Sleeves:

Tiered sleeves for fall via LaurenConrad.comOff-the-Shoulder Dress | Flame Tiered Sleeve Top | Cozy Knit Sweater

Bell-Shaped Sleeves:

bell sleeves for fall via LaurenConrad.comFaux Pearl Blouse | Cherry Mini Dress | Bell Sleeve Sweater 

Ruffle Sleeves:

ruffle sleeves for fall via LaurenConrad.comBlush Ruffle-Sleeve Sweatshirt | Moss Semi-Sheer Blouse | Smock Mini Dress

Which of these statement sleeve styles is your favorite?

Let me know in the comments below.

P.S. For more statement sleeve inspiration check out this post here featuring one of my favorite little neutral dresses.

Anna James
Fash Boulevard

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