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Style Guide: How To Wear The New Power Sleeve For Spring

We are keeping focus on spring-ready style, and after our feature on the new off-the-shoulder top, we’re now zooming in on adding more pizzazz and character via the new power sleeve!

It’s all about adding that something “extra” to your everyday look without going too over-the-top. And as with any other trend we’ve featured here, there are many ways to wear and style the power sleeve that will easily suit your personal aesthetic.

The New Power Sleeve: Off-The-Shoulder + Major Volume

We’re combining our love for off-the-shoulder tops and the power sleeve with this styling tip. Nothing says “I’m ready for spring!” more than a top that shows off a little skin, and what better way to upgrade this look than by going for some puffed up and volumized sleeves?

If it feels a bit too much for you, pair it with toned down bottoms and accessories. Go for neutrals, white denim, and stick to minimalist jewelry.  We adore Lauren's look as inspiration below

Style Guide: How To Style The New Power Sleeve For Spring
Photo Credit: Life To Lauren
@LifeToLauren
The New Power Sleeve: Off-The-Shoulder + Major Volume

1. FRAME Skinny Jeans 2. SILVIA TCHERASSI Cotton-sateen Top 3. LISI LERCH Tassel Earrings 4. MEL BOTERI Eggplant Purple Taylea Mini Fringe Shoulder Bag 5. STEVE MADDEN Sandals

 

The New Power Sleeve: Power Cuffs

What are power sleeves without power cuffs? It’s all about sleek sophistication and a finer take on feminine-chic fashion. Wear it for a leisurely brunch or dare to step out in this look for a semi-formal event in the evening. Either way, you're bound to be tagged as the best-dressed among them all.

Once again, feel free to wear this piece with a bottom that has a simpler and less pronounced style such as a pencil skirt or skinny pants. Cap it off with a pair of sexy and strappy heels for a polished finish.

Style Guide: How To Style The New Power Sleeve For Spring
Photo Credit: Awed By Monica 
@AwedByMoni
The New Power Sleeve: Power Cuffs

1. THE ROW Midi Skirt 2. BAMBAH Balloon Sleeve Blouse 3. BAUBLEBAR Earrings 4. MEL BOTERI Black Saffiano Leather Watson Mini Clutch & Cross-Body Bag 5. VALENTINO Pumps

 

The New Power Sleeve: Make It Professional

This one’s a winner, and not just for boardroom meetings but for Sunday brunches and the like as well. Leave your power suit at home and don volumized power sleeves instead to conquer yet another hectic workday.

We highly recommend keeping it neutral, and we especially love black and white. Amp up your attire with a leather tote and pumps and don’t hold back on those red hot lips for a fierce, statement-making ensemble.

Style Guide: How To Style The New Power Sleeve For Spring
Photo Credit: Olivia Jeanette
@OliviaJeanette
The New Power Sleeve: Make It Professional

1. CEFINN Midi Skirt 2. CUSHNIE ET OCHS Off-the-shoulder Top 3. JIMMY CHOO Sunglasses 4. MEL BOTERI Marissa Small Tote in Black Pebbled Leather 5. STELLA MCCARTNEY Mules

 

The New Power Sleeve: A More Realistic Take

For those of you who prefer a more laid back approach to style, or even for those lazy days when you still want to look effortlessly chic, there is still a power sleeve option for you! 

Keep it cool and casual with denim jeans or shorts, your favorite platform  sandals, and a cool boho-inspired clutch. Opt for a top that has slight volume but without a lot of extra-large puff – something that has just the right flair. Make this your go-to look on a sunny spring day.  

Style Guide: How To Style The New Power Sleeve For Spring
Photo Credit: One Small Blonde
@OneSmallBlonde
The New Power Sleeve: A More Realistic Take

1. GRLFRND Distressed Skinny Jeans 2. KI6 Balloon Sleeve Blouse 3. SACHIN & BABI Earrings 4. MEL BOTERI Tan Suede Leather Fringed Taylea Handbag 5. GIANVITO ROSSI Sandals

 

We’re all about the volume and sass of this new power sleeve trend for spring and summer! Don’t be afraid to push the boundaries of your personal style, because you never know how it might end up working to highlight your best self. It’s all about achieving balance, so just be sure to pair this new power-sleeve top with complementary bottoms and accessories.

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We’re always on the lookout for the hottest trends coming onto the scene and we’re excited about this particular spring-summer trend: Ruffles! Come back next week as we show you how you can all pull off this major trend regardless of your own personal style. See you then!

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