STATEMENT SLEEVE TOP AND TAILORED SHORTS

Good morning everyone, todays attire is based around this statement sleeve top from Solace London. Who else loves a statement sleeve top as much as me? I mean it the easiest way to amp up an outfit. Statement sleeves have been around for a number of seasons now and I don’t think they will be going away anytime soon. What ever style takes your fancy, whether it’s the puff sleeve, the ruffle sleeve or the sheer sleeve you are bound to stand out and make a statement.

 

STATEMENT SLEEVE TOP AND TAILORED SHORTS

/ TOP / SHORTS / BOOTS / BAG Similar / SUNGLASSES / BLAZER Similar /

Before I get started on my ensemble here is a little back story to Solace London. They are a British womenswear brand founded in 2013 by Laura Taylor and Ryan Holliday-Stevens. These two longtime friends and collaborators share a dynamic background. Which entails design, production, retail, marketing and creative direction. The proof is visible in their pieces that continuously blur the line between statement making and wearability. I for one absolutely adore this brand and find myself being drawn to their pieces time after time.

This is how the duo describe their aesthetic as “Bold, confident and refined, modern futurism balanced with timeless minimalism.” The finished garments are the result of a distinctly graphic collection which has been defined by precision cuts, craftsmanship and a signature look of sophistication. If you are someone who loves minimalism with a twist then you will not be disappointed with this brand.

RUFFLE TOP

Right lets begin with this Solace London Ruba top which is right on cue to take your new-season looks to cool new heights in a refined way. The top has been crafted in a versatile cream hue, this body-skimming crepe top features tiered ruffled sleeves that fall all the way to the wrist. Giving you that drama and sure to amp up any outfit without much effort. You could easily balance out the volume of the sleeves by pairing it with some slim jeans or a tailored pencil skirt for a dramatic finish.

TAILORED SHORTS

Talking of tailored pieces I paired my Ruba top with these black belted city shorts from Karen Millen. This pair comes high waisted and I love how it pairs perfectly with the top. The shorts are tailored so well and fit comfortably. There is a corset detailing through the waist and interlaced belt detail with an eyelet trim. The shorts are fastened by an invisible zip at centre back. A beautiful pair of tailored shorts that can easily see you through from work-to-night.

BLAZER

Onto my blazer and to this oversized black one from Karen Millen. I draped this over my shoulders which is ideal to wear in this way as I wanted to show off my statement sleeve top. I mean clearly there was no option really, it would have been silly of me to try and put the ruffle sleeves into the blazer! As for the blazer, it has these gorgeous faux leather detailing around the neck area which gives the illusion of lapels. A must-have staple piece in my opinion as it works with almost all outfits! In this case just pulls my whole outfit together, well I think it does.

SOCK BOOTS

Next I opted to style the ensemble with my Public Desire black sock boots. Now I have been wearing this pair on repeat as they really do go with nearly all of my outfits. I wanted to keep everything else simple and let the statement sleeve top do all the talking. Hence the reason for opting two colours in this ensemble. These boots come in a super pointed toe with a stretch fit and stiletto heels. Another option would be to wear kitten heels if you don’t like high heels. By all means wear what you find most comfortable, for me these boots are ideal and feel very comfortable.

BAG

Moving onto my bag and after much deliberations I decided to go with my Rosie Modalu England bag. Such an opulent black bag that can elevate any outfit, it’s so chic and elegant with plenty of room and space. The shape of the bag is in a square silhouette and made from brushed velvet and satin fabric. Inside there is a triple compartment for all your essentials. Finishing off with a flap and the Modalu branded magnetic closure. Love the wide strap which can be worn cross body and therefore leaving my hands free.

ACCESSORIES

For the finishing touches I wore my Rapture sunglasses from Le Specs in the Cat-Eye style. A great pair of oversized sunglasses, which are great for tired eyes as well as teary eyes for those days when it’s blustery. They are easily one of my favourite sunglasses to wear, you all know by now. Next I wore my black fedora hat from Whistles which gives the overall look some more edginess. Also keeps my head warm and my hair in place. So to finish off my look, on my lips I am wearing the shade Teddy Bear from Lime Crime Velvetines. A great mauve nude which is just gorgeous and I still can’t stop raving on about it.

 

STATEMENT SLEEVE TOP AND TAILORED SHORTS

STATEMENT SLEEVE TOP AND TAILORED SHORTS

STATEMENT SLEEVE TOP AND TAILORED SHORTS

STATEMENT SLEEVE TOP AND TAILORED SHORTS

STATEMENT SLEEVE TOP AND TAILORED SHORTS

STATEMENT SLEEVE TOP AND TAILORED SHORTS

STATEMENT SLEEVE TOP AND TAILORED SHORTS

STATEMENT SLEEVE TOP AND TAILORED SHORTS

STATEMENT SLEEVE TOP AND TAILORED SHORTS

STATEMENT SLEEVE TOP AND TAILORED SHORTS

STATEMENT SLEEVE TOP AND TAILORED SHORTS

STATEMENT SLEEVE TOP AND TAILORED SHORTS

STATEMENT SLEEVE TOP AND TAILORED SHORTS

STATEMENT SLEEVE TOP AND TAILORED SHORTS

Thank you so much for stopping by to read my fashion blog. What you think of this statement sleeve top? What are your favourite types of statement sleeve tops? Please do let me know by leaving a comment below.

ENSEMBLE

Top: SOLACE LONDON

Short: KAREN MILLEN

Blazer: KAREN MILLEN Similar

Boots: PUBLIC DESIRE

Fedora Hat: WHISTLES Similar

Bag: MODALU ENGLAND Similar

Sunglasses: LE SPECS & NET-A-PORTER

Lipstick: LIME CRIME VELVETINES

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41 Comments

  1. March 13, 2019 / 3:08 pm

    Whoa, those sleeves are serious drama!! Love how you paired such a feminine and dramatic look with some more boyish and tailored shorts! The look is amazing💕

    http://www.sundaydahlias.com

    • Lovely
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      March 16, 2019 / 9:15 am

      I am glad you love it hun and thank you.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      Author
      March 16, 2019 / 9:15 am

      Thank you Vanessa, i am loving the shorts too!

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      March 16, 2019 / 9:16 am

      The ruffles make the outfit hun and thank you!

      xoxo
      Lovely

  2. March 14, 2019 / 2:38 am

    From the color, to the sleeves, I really love this top. You look gorgeous.

    • Lovely
      Author
      March 16, 2019 / 9:16 am

      Thank you so much Nerline.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  3. March 14, 2019 / 5:46 am

    Sleeve top offers you all the modalities of a fashion wear. Looking stunning.

    • Lovely
      Author
      March 16, 2019 / 9:16 am

      Thank you.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      Author
      March 16, 2019 / 9:17 am

      Thank you Babita.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      Author
      March 16, 2019 / 9:17 am

      Thank you Gemma.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  4. March 14, 2019 / 10:38 am

    What fun statement sleeves! This would be a great top for an event 🙂

    I really like this trend but it gets int he way of life with two boys so I have gone the more subtle route – my short sleeve tees have some fun frills on the sleeves, but far away from my hands so I don’t get the sleeves caught in doors or in food like I do with my bell sleeve dress with long sleeves, haha!

    Hope that your week is going well 🙂

    Away From The Blue

    • Lovely
      Author
      March 16, 2019 / 9:19 am

      I totally agree with you Mica, it can be very tricky to wear with young children. As mine are a little older I can wear it. Also when eating I have to make sure I don’t end up getting food on them, so far so good. Have a fabulous weekend.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  5. March 14, 2019 / 5:02 pm

    I’m in love with the whole outfit! The top is simply perfect for my style, I need to have it!
    xx Dasynka
    http://dasynka.com

    • Lovely
      Author
      March 16, 2019 / 9:20 am

      Aww so happy to hear that darling and thank you.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  6. March 14, 2019 / 6:27 pm

    Wowww love those sleeves, they are gorgeous and diferent I mean oversized!!
    xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

    • Lovely
      Author
      March 16, 2019 / 9:20 am

      Thanks Marisa.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  7. March 15, 2019 / 1:38 am

    That top is gorgeous!! It really does make a statement and I love how unique it is. I love how you styled it with the tailored shorts and black accessoires!

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net

    • Lovely
      Author
      March 16, 2019 / 9:21 am

      Thank you so much Kara and have a wonderful weekend darling!

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      Author
      March 16, 2019 / 9:21 am

      Aww thank Rena.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  8. March 15, 2019 / 5:42 pm

    That’s totally my style! How gorgeous are these shorts♥
    You look amazing dear!
    xx
    Selina | Selinas Inspiration

    • Lovely
      Author
      March 16, 2019 / 9:21 am

      Aww thank so much Selina

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      Author
      March 16, 2019 / 9:22 am

      Glad to hear that Swaarnaz and thank you.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      Author
      March 16, 2019 / 9:22 am

      Thanks Juliana.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      Author
      March 16, 2019 / 9:26 am

      Than you so much Olga.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      Author
      March 19, 2019 / 9:01 am

      Thank you so much darling.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  9. March 17, 2019 / 1:57 am

    Perfect outfit! Love the sleeves of the top so much! One of the most lovely black and white look I’ve seen!

    Marie
    The Flower Duet

    • Lovely
      Author
      March 19, 2019 / 9:43 am

      Thanks Marie.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  10. March 17, 2019 / 5:30 am

    Ooooh, I LOVE your sleeves! You go BIG with those statement outfits. I love ruffles so much – I need to check these recommendations out. Your outfit is nicely pieced together.

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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