The Statement Sleeve… A Wardrobe Game Changer

Did one of my favorite cable series influence the statement sleeve trend?

NICHOLAS Bat Wing Top

Perhaps it was Black Sails that gave way to this exaggeration but the voguish flair is here to stay.  I must admit I was a bit obsessed with the male characters and their costumes for four seasons.  Captains James Flint, Charles Vane, Edward Teach, Jack Rackham and John Silver were brilliant men ahead of their time in wardrobe and accessories that spoke to my inner Spanish DNA… and those belt buckles!

The sexy beautiful drape of the sleeve paired with a slim pant or jean and a delicious pair of pumps is all you need to balance this silhouette to take you from desk to dinner.  Be sure to tuck a structured clutch under your arm for all-out style.  Featured are several interpretations of the statement sleeve to pay tribute to “black” sails from catwalk to sidewalk.

Alice + Olivia Ivana Bell Sleeve Blazer (Saks)

 

Black Bell Sleeve Slim T-Shirt (Make Me Chic)

Tie the look together with sleek hair, an intense lip and a thick cat eye with my Darkside Matte Lipstick and InkJet Eyeliner.   For maximum drama let your eyes do the talking with my new Gazelle lashes to add volume to the corner of your eyes.  One of four new lashes in my Lovelight lash collection.

InkJet Eyeliner (Laini Cosmetics)

Be bold and make your statement this weekend!

With style and gratitude

Laini