Leather Skirt and Statement Sleeves

Leather Skirt and Statement Sleeves Peridot skirt

Statement sleeves are a really big trend at the moment and one that I love. I know big flappy sleeves are not the most practical things, especially if you’re trying to eat a meal or play the guitar, but sometimes allowances have to be made in the name of fashion! The sleeves on this Zara top are actually quite tame compared to some I’ve seen so they won’t cause me too many problems.

Pairing up a leather skirt and statement sleeves creates a bold and edgy look, especially in black.

The flared faux leather sleeves elevate what is otherwise a plain black top, which can be dressed up or down. I’ve got  a few pairings in mind for this top; it’ll look great with boyfriend jeans, cigarette trousers, maybe even a flared midi skirt…there are so many possibilities. However, for its debut I decided to turn up the volume. Combining a leather skirt and statement sleeves creates a bold and edgy look, especially in black. The mix of fabrics in the skirt mirror those in the top, and the faux fur bag adds another dimension. Of course I had to add a little bit of colour, this time with jewellery. I’m slightly obsessed with feathers, so much so that I have a Pinterest board just for feathery fashion!

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Leather skirt and Statement Sleeves Peridot skirt

This outfit is a bit of a Zara-fest – I bought the top, boots and faux fur bag flap in the sale just after Christmas. You may remember the bag in previous posts (here, here and here) looking a bit different. That’s because this bag has detachable flaps so you can change it to suit your outfit..genius huh? Zara also came up trumps (should we still be using that phrase?) in the footwear department with these gorgeous glitter boots. They are just sparkly enough to satisfy the glitter craving without being too ostentatious.

Are you a fan of statement sleeves? How would you wear them? Let me know in the comments!

Leather skirt and Statement Sleeves Peridot skirt feather necklace

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Leather skirt and Statement Sleeves Zara mix and match bag

Leather Peridot skirt (this faux leather one from River Island is very similar and only £34.99) | Zara top (similar) | Zara bag now reduced to £9.99! | Joe’s sunglasses (these ones from New Look are only £5.99) | necklace bought on eBay | ring bought from charity shop

 

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23 Comments

  1. February 4, 2017 / 5:17 pm

    That is one hell of a genius bag! Why don t I stumble on something like that? Fabulous outfit Emma, I love the ring too! Next time I am in England I defenitely visit a charity shop!

    • February 6, 2017 / 3:30 pm

      Thanks Nancy! I love rummaging through charity shops, I’ve found some real bargains. I bought the bag in Madrid but it’s in stock online for £9.99 now! I think I paid around 30 euros for mine!

  2. February 4, 2017 / 6:04 pm

    That top is gorgeous! Love the pretty neckline and sleeves!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

  3. February 4, 2017 / 8:39 pm

    Oooohhh, I love this way to style a leather skirt. The 3 of us have done 2 series with ours and this could be a great idea for our next one!!
    Thanks Emma!
    jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

  4. February 4, 2017 / 11:34 pm

    Emma, I am in the market for some Bell sleeves! I’m so picky though…Have to check out ASOS. Love your top with the jewels and feathers, perfect with leather! Fun, chic look!
    Have a great weekend
    Jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • February 6, 2017 / 3:28 pm

      Thanks Jess! Asos has some great bell sleeve tops 🙂

  5. February 5, 2017 / 3:50 am

    This top is just adorable, the neckline and sleeves are so fun!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

  6. February 5, 2017 / 4:23 pm

    I am a huge fan of the new statement sleeves. Trying to find something that will fit my short arms is another matter!. I see you have found another great statement necklace! I remember the one you wore when we met. Looking fantastic here Emma x
    http://www.vanityandmestyle.com

    • February 6, 2017 / 3:27 pm

      Thanks Laurie! Yes, I’m addicted to statement necklaces 🙂 I’ve seen some really nice 3/4 flared sleeve tops that would work for shorter arms. I have the opposite problem – I have long monkey arms!

  7. February 7, 2017 / 2:52 pm

    You look amazing in this outfit!

  8. February 9, 2017 / 4:44 pm

    I love all of your statement pieces! That purse is so cute. Thanks for linking up for The Weekly Style Edit. xo ~ Megan The Fashionista Momma

    • February 13, 2017 / 10:04 pm

      Thank you Jacqui! So glad to have you link up 🙂

  9. February 11, 2017 / 5:30 pm

    I love your bell sleeve top which seems to be so in trend right now. I love the way you styled it and that bag and statement necklace is just darling. You look fabulous Emma.

    Xx
    Nikki
    http://www.nikkilivinglife.com

    • February 13, 2017 / 10:00 pm

      Thank you so much Nikki 🙂

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