Bell sleeves are one of my favourite trends this spring. I think they add extra femininity and “wow” factor to an outfit. The other day I was wearing my new favourite lace bell sleeve top from Zara, underneath a simple nude blazer and met a friend for coffee. Whilst in the queue to choose what coffee and cake we wanted, I took off my blazer and my friend’s immediate response was, “oh my goodness, wow! Who knew you were hiding that underneath your blazer!” I love that a seemingly simple and possibly uninteresting outfit can suddenly become really striking and stunning with bell sleeves!
My favourite ways to wear bell sleeves:
Keep it simple
This is a good idea if you’re a bit nervous to try out this particular spring trend. Pick a plain colour and wear it with some jeans and a pair of nice flats for a simple but pretty everyday outfit. Bell sleeves also come in various different lengths and sizes, so you could have a very understand bell sleeve or a dramatic one depending on how adventurous you are feeling!
Mix it with another great trend
Bell sleeves + lace = OMG
The one that I am wearing in the above photo is from Zara and is possibly the most gorgeous piece of clothing I own. It’s so feminine and pretty I can’t get enough of it! Paired with jeans it is one of my favourite outfits that I’ve ever put together.
I’ve also got a short bell sleeve lace top in pale pink from Primark that I’ve been loving recently. I have a pale pink cami top that I like to layer underneath.
Keep accessories minimal
You don’t want to take too much focus away from the beautiful statement that bell sleeves can make. I prefer wearing more delicate jewellery and a fairly plain bag, especially if the top is patterned.
be very careful when wearing bell sleeves out for dinner. 100% of the times I have done so I have leaned across the table to get salt and pepper and found myself dragging my sleeves in my food…not cool.