For Spring 2017, arms are gradually emerging from sleeves, as the slit sleeve trend makes a splash on the catwalks and city sidewalks. From long, fluttery accents to flowing bell sleeves, blouses are officially detailed with dainty slits up the arms. As it’s still fairly cold to sport sleeveless tops, try turning to the runways for inspiration as you rock the slit sleeve trend. We’ve curated our favourite ways to embrace the look this season.
For an athleisure inspired take on the trend, look no further than the shining example spotted at Lacoste. Slip into a pink sweatshirt top with slit sleeves, and accessorize with a coordinating knee-length skirt in a plush sweatshirt material. Whether you’re running errands or enjoying lunch at a casual spot, an inspired look can easily bring you through your Saturday afternoon.
If you’re wondering how to bring slit sleeves into your corporate wardrobe, look no further than the Hellessy catwalk. Stun at your next meeting in a silky powder blue button-down blouse, paired with matching high-waisted and flared trousers. For a finishing touch, sleeves which are slit halfway up the arm can bring your entire ensemble to life.
For the after hours, gather your inspiration from the stunning look seen at Prabal Gurung. A floor-length peach gown finished with ruffled bell sleeves and a thigh-high slit can bring your evening style to an entirely next level. The flowing slit sleeves offer a touch of visual interest, and transform an otherwise understated frock into a beautiful statement piece.
Photos: Vogue Runway