Statement sleeves are having a major fashion moment right now, which means your winter wardrobe isn’t complete without a statement sleeve sweater. If you’re like most women, however, your outfits start becoming more functional (i.e. you start throwing on those solid color turtlenecks and cotton sweaters!) rather than fashionable as the temps drop. And who can blame you when it’s freezing outside?! That’s the beauty of the statement sleeve sweater, though; it’s the best of both worlds. You get style and function and who doesn’t want that?!
Not sure how to incorporate this cold-weather staple into your winter outfit rotation? Here are three easy-to-master looks that will flatter any body type and work no matter your personal style.
If you are looking for a more everyday outfit, try a simple sweater jean pairing. Make the sweater–and it’s overstated sleeves–the focal point of your outfit by pairing with a simple, understated pair of black skinny jeans and pointy toe pumps for a look that you can wear for work and play.
While jeans are a great casual option, don’t be afraid to get a bit bolder with this trend. Try rocking your statement sleeve sweater with a patterned skirt and some over-the-knee boots for a standout outfit. You can also pair a statement sweater of your choosing with a pleated skirt to add even more contrast to your look.
For an even more dressy option to wear to the office, mix and match with a sweater featuring a stylish embellishment with a pair of high-waisted pants. (If you need a few more layers, add a cute button up underneath.) You can also go with a flared pants look. Make sure to grab you best pointy-toe boots to round out the look.
So what are you waiting for?! Stock your wardrobe with a new statement sweater, and try one of these fun pairings.
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