I didn’t so much stumble across this top as it felt like fate pairing me with my personal holy grail of favorite spring trends in one soft little cotton package at one of my most recent Loft shifts.
Casually akin, I’m sure, to what one feels after finding a long lost child they never knew they were missing.
Dramatic? Me, never.
Work-to-weekend versatility? Check.
Fun sleeves? Check.
Ruffle detail? Check.
Lace-up detail? Check.
Stripes? BLUE? Check & Check. (You get it.)
Coupled with the fact I get a serious employee discount, it was love at first fitting-room.
The drama a good, voluptuous sleeve adds to the overall personality of an outfit, while keeping the silhouette clean, is one of *many* reasons why bell sleeves have. my. heart.
Undoubtedly, too, why my trend crush is not unique. Runway to window display, and splashing the pages of every fashion magazine and sidewalk in the past 3 months, the 70’s trend has been given serious life -and gives me all the heart-eye emojis. Every single one.