From tiered ruffles to bell sleeves to tie cuffs, statement sleeves have been a huge trend all year long. But, many of the more voluminous styles are exactly practical now that we’re heading into coat season. So when bishop sleeves started to come out, I was instantly intrigued – it’s a more subtle take on the trend (though there are some exaggerated versions) & I personally find this to be more wearable because you can still layer outerwear on top without struggling to fit the sleeves inside your coat. This turtleneck is chic way to test out the trend without spending a fortune.
Several of you have emailed recently asking for skirt suggestions for the cold weather months (that you can wear with tights). Truthfully, I wear dresses & skirts so much less in the winter because my body can’t handle the cold very well but the styles that I find to be the most versatile for this time of year are a-line silhouettes. I picked up this one last week because I loved the print + the wrap detail gives it a modern feel. I also like that it’s a “faux wrap” so you don’t have to worry about being exposed if there’s a sudden gust of wind. LOFT just launched a new sale today where you can get 40% off everything with code HAPPY + free shipping at $50 – I just bought these jeans (true to size & so comfy!) and now I’m eyeing this cable-knit sweater (love the colors!) and this velvet-trim blouse (perfect for the upcoming holidays).
If you’re looking for a similar office-friendly style, this pencil skirt has the same print but is a more conservative length. Another way I’d style this is with a burgundy chunky-knit sweater & over-the-knee boots. I’ve rounded up a few more bishop sleeve sweaters & a-line skirts for you in the scrolling bar below!
What I’m wearing:
T Tahari Coat (similar for less here or here), Forever 21 Sweater, LOFT Skirt,
Vince Camuto Booties (similar for less here), Gorjana Earrings, Similar Ring,
Similar Bag (here or here), Lips: Kat Von D (Double Dare)