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)
Very elegant and such a perfect outfit for Fall! I love your skirt and boots. 🙂
Such a classic look. Love it.
The Gold Lipstick says
Absolutely love it!
Mireia from TGL
theblackblush blog says
I’ve been loving these kind of print lately! Love how chic you look!
The Black Blush
Chelsea Finn says
I LOVE this look! That sweater is gorgeous and it’s so fun paired with that wrap skirt. Great look – as always!
That plaid scarf is gorgeous!
Lauren Elyce says
LOVE this look girl. So classic and perfect for fall!
Heidi D. says
This is such a chic fall outfit! I really love this sleeve trend and your version is perfect.
Heidi || Wishes & Reality
This look is amazing, love your coat!!! I live in cold weather climate (probably 10 dog or so colder than yours) and I actually wear dresses and skirts through the winter. My tip is I wear wool midi skirts + wool tights + snow boots and this combo is actually warmer than wearing pants (even if the pants are wool)
Thank you so much for sharing – I have heard about wool tights & fleece-lined tights and I’ve wondered if I could tolerate wearing skirts and dresses more if I had a pair. Do you have a favorite brand that you swear by?
I have quite a few pair of fleece lines stockings from American Eagle actually. I haven’t been there this winter yet so hopefully they still carry them. I also got some from Aritzia, I tend to stock up during sales
Thank you for sharing! I will check out American Eagle, because they are having a sale this weekend!
I used to wear a look like this a lot! I am starting to wear miniskirts against recently. I love the outfit.
Not bad, kid… You may go far… 😀