What to Wear Wednesday: Unique Sleeves for 2017

Style experts are saying that one of the major trends we’ll be seeing in 2017 is a more interesting sleeve. By interesting, I mean, unique and different.  Think embellishments, lace, bows, ruffles and the like… more than just the ‘ol 2016 “cold shoulder” cut out, which frankly, I’m really tired of seeing already.  Let’s just hope that interesting doesn’t translate to this….







All kidding aside, making a white shirt more intriguing by adding an interesting sleeve or shape is a great idea.  These few paired with a simple pencil skirt, slim black pants or even jeans are more elevated options than a plain white business-y blouse.  Similarly white dresses make a daring arm more palatable.
















































Marielle Blouse with Ruffled Sleeves  $111

Carolina Herrera Puff Sleeve Blouse  $1,690

White Beaded Sheer Shoulder Bow Waist Midi Shirt Dress   $44

Laundry by Shelli Segal Puff-Cuff Dress   $295

Black dresses and shirts can also make this trend a little more wearable for those of us who aren’t runway models.  This shirt here is unique and will certainly get noticed, but the styling is a little Mad Max for my personal taste, what with the severe hair, patent skirt, fishnets and scowling model.  I’d go for maybe a black jean to dress it down or a slim leopard print skirt to dress it up….and maybe a smile.























Isabel Marant Qimper Silk & Lace Blouse  $298

ASOS Long Sleeve Bow Midi Bodycon Dress  $38

For those who aren’t risk adverse you can go bold in color and in style with some of these more brightly hued options.









































BCBG Max Azria  Striped Cotton Ruffle Sleeve Blouse   $158

Green Keyhole Back Bow Tie Sleeve Top   $19

Off-The-Shoulder Lace Top  $68

Free People Show Off-The-Shoulder Top  $33