When spring first rolled around, every blogger on the internet began sporting a bell sleeve top. The trend is highly flattering, with dramatic fabrics at the wrists to give the illusion of thinner arms. It may be summer now, but the craze is still going strong. If you’re a minimalist who thinks that most bell sleeve tops are too OTT, then read on, because I have the perfect outfit for you.
The bell sleeve top trend first rolled around in the 70’s and has been on a mass resurrection recently. Many girls love the style for its strong silhouette that makes a bold statement in a crowded room. If you’re more of the introverted type, like me, bell sleeve tops may be something you avoid. But there’s a first for everything, right? Here’s how you, as a minimalist, can make the trend work.
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Bell sleeve top
The look is so simple, it’s laughable! The bell sleeve top gives you a dramatic silhouette, yes, but the muted colours of the pieces tune it down. Start putting together the outfit with a basic H&M Long-Sleeved Top in light beige, then tuck it into the Costume National Wool Mini Skirt to show off your waist. Lastly, slip on grey Uniqlo Women Calf Socks and black loafers. It’s as easy as one two three!
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That wasn’t hard, was it? The key to rocking the bell sleeve top the low-profile way is to stick with neutral colours and avoid patterns at all costs. If you follow these two rules, you have it down pat. Your turn: bell sleeve tops, yay or nay? Let me know how you would wear one in the comments! 🙂
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