If you ask me, the comeback of bell sleeves is the next best thing after the off-the-shoulder movement. Sometimes all you need is a simple flare.
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Forever 21+ (sold out) bell sleeve top (similar here) | Forever 21+ skater skirt | Forever 21 pom pom earrings | Marc Fisher loafers | NYX Liquid Suede lipstick in ‘Foul Mouth’ | H&M fishnet socks (similar here)
It’s without a doubt that an all-black outfit is always a good idea; however, by adding simple textures and accessorizing with a pop of color instantly adds a little extra to a clean look. Bell sleeves, where do I even begin besides the fact that I want all of my tops in this style? From quarter-length, tops, dresses, and full length bell sleeves have made their mark and statement. Expect to find a variety of styles for spring/summer AND fall available for dresses, off-the-shoulder tops, and lace to quickly name a few.
As a petite, curvy gal I’m always trying to find ways in which I can create the illusion of elongating my arms and/or legs. Bell sleeves provide just that, especially if black. Don’t let the oversized sleeve fool you into thinking it’ll make the arms look shorter, the flare of the bell keeps the aesthetic clean and open. For bottoms, a little trick I’ve put into practice over time is to place the bottoms of choice a little higher than usual, in this case my skater skirt, as it hugs the waistline nicely and accentuates those curves (never hide ’em).
Aside from simplicity, it’s pretty obvious I love mixing multiple trends and textures in one look. In this case, I wanted to mix-up the look of my loafers by pairing them with fishnet socks. It’s the small details that make the most difference. Tell me, are you loving bell sleeves too? Take me back to the disco era!
Until next post ❤,
Photography by Nathalia Mahecha