Bells & Pastels


As the fall leaves drop and the colder weather is upon us, the trendy off-the-shoulder tops will no longer be making my lineup. But in case you haven’t noticed, the 70’s are back and along with fringe, suede, and wide leg pants comes the bell sleeves! Giving credit where credit is due, Celine first featured exaggerated flare sleeves on the runway last fall and from there the trend took off.

Whether expansive or subtly flared, this style of statement sleeve will add a dash of elegance to any outfit. If you tend to talk with your hands like I do, it will surely add an element of dramatization to your every move as well. The bell sleeve is being embodied into everything from sweaters, shirts, blouses, and outwear.


I decided to go for an all out 70’s vibe here and thus, I didn’t hesitate to pair this top with my favorite winter white jeans from Nordstrom Rack. While I’m always hesitant to push my cropped tops to the back of the drawer during these last fall weeks, H&M brilliantly created this bell sleeve cropped top in a wool blend material. This genius combination kept me warm throughout the day with no need for a jacket!



Photographs: @_travisconner_

Pants: Melrose & Market @ Nordstrom Rack // Shoes: Lucky Brand // Purse: JustFab // Sunglasses: Forever21


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