The street style crowd is wearing shirts and dresses with dramatic oversized shoulders and puff sleeves. When said silhouettes are voluminous at the top and cuffed at the wrist, it’s technically called a leg-of-mutton sleeve. And it’s technically one of the few ’80s trends I can imagine wearing. Fashion bloggers and Instagrammers are all over it already. If you love a classic style, you’re bound to love it too.
To nail the trend, the key is to marry a simple shirt or blouse with a voluminous sleeve, with more fitted pieces. Think straight leg trousers and pencil skirts—to strike the right balance. Also, when paired with timeless staples like blue jeans, the piece will feel in tune with today’s fashions, rather than straight out of the hairspray-heavy era. There are also beautiful dresses with puff sleeves, so you better buy at least two pieces: a dress and a top with puff sleeves.
These tops and dresses with voluminous sleeves won the heart of every single style blogger out there for a very good reason: they are the most Instagrammable piece you could own right now. If you still want to take things a step further, focus on mixing playful silhouettes such as a puff sleeve top and flowy skirt.