2017 Trends: How to Style Drama Sleeve Tops
I've always had a flair for the dramatic. All you have to do is look at my letterman jacket from high school. Right on the back of the jacket, directly under my scripted, bolded last name is "DRAMA QUEEN" in all caps. So, as you can imagine, I'm super excited about the trends happening for 2017.
Long gone is the minimalist look of white tees and jeans, ladies. Yes, get excited because this year is all about making dramatic entrances. Unlikely pairings will be in full swing this year -- it's all about mixing colors and prints and adorning with embellishments and embroidery! And that's not even the half of it! So over the next few weeks, I'll be reviewing the 2017 trends -- which trends to embrace, which ones to maybe skip, and of course how to wear them! Because that's the big question isn't it?
This week's focus is the "drama sleeve", big shoulders, wide flaring bell sleeves, and ruffles. Below, I've created some outfits with the drama sleeve and am showing you how to take it from the office to a girls night or date night on the town!
AT THE OFFICE
I love the ruffles on this striped, oxford material blouse. Tuck it in with your basic black pencil skirt and pair with statement earrings, which are another huge trend for the year. I like how these particular statement earrings have multiple geometric shapes happening at once, which complement the stripes on the blouse. I also love the contrast of the colored floral bag and neutral stripes in this ensemble. Then to finish the look with a hint of the unexpected, a colored shoe that's not identical to the bag (though it would still be just as cute with a red pump). Gorgeous!