Statement Sleeves for Fall 2017

Darker mornings, busier roads, and NFL football. All indications that Fall is almost here!

It also means that life has slowed down a bit for me. After this month, weekends will be less busy as summer/warm weather festivities will be over, and secretly, I’m kinda excited about it. Does anyone else feel like the summer months just fly by since there’s something going on every weekend??

Statement Sleeves for Fall 2017 - HER SIMPLE SOLE

This Fall, I’m excited to spend more time in the kitchen, more time at the gym, and more time on the blog.

We decided to briefly check out the Chinese Gardens in #yeg, before it really got cold. It was my first time there, believe it or not. I don’t think I appreciate Edmonton for what it’s worth… there’s more to explore in this growing city than I thought – I just wish I lived closer to the downtown core.

Statement Sleeves for Fall 2017 - HER SIMPLE SOLE

Kimono Statement Sleeves

Since we’re on the topic of Fall, we should talk about a trend that has already made its way into the next season. I’m talkin’ statement sleeves. They turn a shirt into something a bit out of the ordinary, adding character into an otherwise boring top. They were a big hit this summer, and will likely transition into the cooler Fall months. This neutral black top does just that.

It has kimono-inspired sleeves (how fitting is the Asian element?), and I can fit about 5x my arm width into one sleeve. I.e. its SUPER flared!

Back in Grade 7 of Junior High, this girl wore a shirt with exaggerated flared sleeves, and I wanted one sooo badly. I remember it so clearly! But back then, I wasn’t as daring as I am today. 10+ years later, who knew that very same trend would be back? Bigger sleeves, better patterns, and a bold statement.

And of course, I had to go with allblackeverything. Well, almost everything. Ever since it was spotted on Kendall Jenner, I’ve always wanted a double buckle belt. And of course, Zara pulls through!

Statement Sleeves for Fall 2017 - HER SIMPLE SOLE

Top Picks

Below are Fall statement sleeve picks that have really perked my interest. Perhaps I’ll fill my closet with some of these soon!

1. Sanctuary Tierney Tie Sleeve Sweatshirt: This sweatshirt gives off the ultimate casual comfort feel, yet the bows provide some femininity. The older I get, the more I appreciate a good sweatshirt, one to lounge around in, yet is not too “lounge-y” that I can’t wear it out. This one crosses everything off that list. The cinching from the bows create a subtle bell sleeve look.

2. Sweatshirt with Contrasting Sleeves: Another sweatshirt, this time from Zara. I’m actually in love with this sweater. It comes with “balloon” sleeves that are cuffed on the bottom, truly making a statement. Looking at this sweater just makes me want to wear it next to a fireplace with a big cup of hot choco 🙂

3. Cooperative Ruffled Cold-Shoulder Mini Dress: I actually have this dress (see IG post) and wore it to a wedding this past July. It’s cold shoulder and ruffle detail make for an interesting silhouette. It’s also made of a thicker material, so you can go ahead and wear it even when it’s cooler out.

4. ASOS Mac with Statement Sleeve: How about incorporating a bit of sleeve action into a jacket? Better yet, into a trench coat, something perfect for Fall. Again, the fastening on the bottom of each sleeve creates a subtle bell look.

5. EDIT Denim Jacket: Of course I’d end this round-up with denim, who would I be if I didn’t? This denim jacket is giving all the flared sleeve vibes. A denim jacket is already so versatile, so you can pair this with some basics, yet still look on-trend. I’m also in love with this one by Madewell.

Which transitional trend are you most excited about this Fall?

Statement Sleeves for Fall 2017 - HER SIMPLE SOLE

Statement Sleeves for Fall 2017 - HER SIMPLE SOLE

Statement Sleeves for Fall 2017 - HER SIMPLE SOLETop – Zara | Jeans – Dynamite | Belt – Zara | Booties – Marshalls


Photos by Henry



  1. September 20, 2017 / 10:08 AM

    I am loving statement sleeves too right now! And of course you can never go wrong with black 🖤

    • September 20, 2017 / 6:17 PM

      Oh for sure! Two things you can’t go wrong with right now 😉

  2. September 20, 2017 / 11:34 AM

    I have mixed emotions about the statement sleeves, but you pull it off so well. The all black looks is always so chic!
    xo, Lisette
    Street Stride

    • September 20, 2017 / 6:16 PM

      Thank you Lisette, you’re so sweet!

  3. September 20, 2017 / 1:23 PM

    I’ve never seen this type of sleeves, but girl you rock it😍

    • September 20, 2017 / 6:16 PM

      Aww thank you so much! Bet you’d rock them just as well 😉

  4. September 20, 2017 / 7:53 PM

    Gorgeous photos and lovely post! I hadn’t really focused on the statement sleeve trend, so thanks for calling my attention to it!

    • September 23, 2017 / 10:26 PM

      I’m so glad I was able to do that for ya! Thank you!

  5. September 22, 2017 / 10:16 PM

    Crushing on your all-black outfit. The sleeves are chic and dramatic. Black monochrome perfection!

    • September 23, 2017 / 10:25 PM

      Thank you so much girlie! ❤️

    • September 29, 2017 / 1:55 PM

      Aw thank you! I’m glad you like it 🙂

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