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Unlike plunging necklines and distressed fabrication, sleeves are rarely considered the focal point of an outfit. Until now. 2016 is the year of the much-less-boring/very-exciting sleeve, and we’ve got a whole slew of options to choose from. The bubble sleeve, the ruffle sleeve, the bell sleeve and the balloon sleeve are just a few of our favs from this season.

Designers are paying attention to this once overlooked piece of the garment and giving us amped up volume, longer length, interesting detailing and never-before see silhouettes. The Statement Sleeve is fresh, fun, sexy and feminine, which is why we’re loving it so much.

 

Tips for incorporating this trend into your spring wardrobe:

Play with proportions: pair it with a mini skirt of short shorts to amp up the drama or with skinny jeans to elongate the look.

Keep your outfit to one focal point: let the statement sleeves do all the talking and keep the rest of your to a minimum.

A simple piece of jewelry brings a look together: focus on one item like a long necklace paired with a plunging neckline or drop earrings with an off the shoulder style.

Don’t be afraid to own it: never worn a bell sleeve before? Who cares! Rock that top with the utmost confidence like the fashionista you are.

 

To get you started we’ve pulled together some of our favorite statement sleeve looks of the season. Scroll down for inspiration. 

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