Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Now Trending...


Today i have the absolute pleasure of handing over the chair to the lovely Alyssa who i have had the pleasure of getting to know over the  past 6 months. Today Alyssa is going to share a current trend with us...

Now Trending: Sleeves
With summer coming to a close, we’ve all begin thinking about what we’re going to wear this fall! All fall lines have been released and the display windows of our favorite shops remind us that the leaves will be turning yellow. Sleeves are a definite part of our fall and winter wardrobes, but designers have paid special attention to all kinds of sleeves lately. Check out a few right here:

Three Quarter Length Sleeves:
The perfect sleeve to transition from summer to fall. Since fall is that weird in-between where we’re still warm, but we’re still cool – a ¾ length sleeve allows us to appreciate both climates. ¾ length sleeves look great paired with both long pants and shorts. You’ll often find this look on casual baseball tees, available at retailers like American Apparel.


Cut Sleeves:
Cut sleeves have become more and more prominent in fashion this year. You can buy or DIY the cut sleeves long on any one of your old shirts. There’s so many options when it comes to cuts, including an opening down the center of the sleeve or multiple openings all the way down the sleeve. Cut sleeves make for versatile shirts; wear them casually during the day or formally for a night out.

Lace Sleeves:
Lace sleeves transform your average top into more exciting pieces. Lace can be incorporated in shirts all different ways, from lace backs, lace fronts, and now lace sleeves. Lace sleeves are common in the wedding world right now; Kate Middleton’s stunning gown featured long and gorgeous lace sleeves. Retailers like David's Bridal offer gowns with exquisite lace sleeves, some more see-through than others, so that you can decide which is more comfortable for you.


Bell Sleeves:
Bell sleeves have come a long way. They were very fashionable in the 1970’s, but are now a part of modern and vintage trends. Bell sleeves are not tight sleeves, and ultimately hang around your arm. There’s a lot of room to move around in bell sleeves, and that’s why they are so comfortable!

Batwing Sleeves:
Batwing sleeves are much defined. The difference between this and your average sleeve is that the sleeve is connected to the bottom of the shirt, so that when you open your arms, it looks like you have bat wings! The style has become a very popular office fashion look, since tops with batwing sleeves are likely to show little skin. The tightness of sleeve from your elbow down can vary!

With so many different types of sleeves to choose from, your fall wardrobe will be mix & match heaven! All of these five types of sleeves offer something different to your ensemble, whether they’re paired with shorts, jeans, or a skirt. Which sleeves will you be spotted in this fall?

Author Bio: Alyssa Guckin loves to put together all different outfits for herself, her friends, and anyone who’s asking! Though she stands by the fashion in her city of Philadelphia, Alyssa admits that Gossip Girl is her number one guilty pleasure.
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