As much as I love a good statement sleeve, I honestly didn’t think this style would suit me. I’ve tried ruffles in the past, and that was a bust. But after watching balloon-sleeve tops rise in popularity on Instagram, I had to give them a shot. I popped into Zara the other day to peruse their latest fast-fashion items, and fell onto a rack of fabric (not literally). From gingham and stripes to check-printed wraps, I had my pick at voluminous options.
The thing about trends like these is, you have to jump on them while they’re hot, and this one is on fire! I leaned into a red striped blouse to compliment the spray tan I received earlier that day from Vita Liberata, and singlehandedly transformed into ‘Carmen Miranda‘. I might just be in the mood to ‘Chica Chica Boom‘ down isle 3 of the supermarket, with my puffy sleeves. For now, I am leaving the basic t-shirts behind and opting for something a little more extravagant. Below are 5 of my most-loved balloon-sleeve tops to buy now!
- OLIVACEAOUS Tiered Wrap Stripe Top
- PIXIE MARKET Check Wrap Top
- ROSETTA GETTY Gingham Balloon-Sleeve Blouse
- CAROLINE CONSTAS Gabriella Off-The-Shoulder Gingham Top
- NASTY GAL Jump Ship Gingham Shirt
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