Spring/Summer 2017 Style Trends | Audrey Hepburn & Statement Sleeves

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Spring/Summer 2017 Style Trends | Audrey Hepburn & Statement Sleeves

Happy Tuesday!  Does anyone else’s style change a bit for the warmer months?  I don’t mean the kind of change from sweaters to short sleeve tops… There’s something about the spring weather that gets me a bit more adventurous in my wardrobe.  I wear a lot of basics in the fall and winter months, and tend to stick to a very neutral color palette.  And while basics and neutrals will always be a large part of my wardrobe, I definitely tend to branch out in the spring and summer.  I’m thoroughly enjoying adding flouncy ruffles, fun prints & florals, lovely colors, and statement sleeves – the topic of today’s post!

When I saw this top, I immediately though of Audrey Hepburn in ‘My Fair Lady’.   Audrey will always be one of my favorite actresses and style icons.  I love how she always looked elegant.  Even her everyday style, though much more simple and minimalistic than how she dressed for events, was always effortlessly chic and had a simplistic elegance.  And her style when dressing up was just stunning.  Always.  I love how this look is kind of a fusion of those two sides of her style, and can’t wait to wear it more while out and about this summer!

Another thing I love about this top is that it’s only $22, but you can’t even tell!  I actually had a blogger friend ask me if it was a designer brand!  Nope, Forever 21 nailed it again.  While I love investing in good quality pieces for my wardrobe when I can, I also love finding great pieces in high street stores. Especially for trendier/bolder pieces that I might not get as much wear out of as say, my denim or black cross body, which I wear all the time.  Forever 21, Abercrombie & Fitch (I know, this one still surprises me!  They’re really upped their game recently though!), and H&M are my go-to high-street stores for finds like this.  The only down-side is that they sell out of items fast, which means the pressure is on for me to try to shoot and blog about these pieces ASAP when I find them so you guys can still find them!  This top is actually sold out in the white with black stripes color, but there are still some available in the opposite version of it (black with white stripes).  So act fast if you want this in your wardrobe for the coming months!

Laurelle

Top :: Forever 21 | Jeans :: Forever 21 | Bag :: Camelia Roma | Heels :: Steve Madden | Watch :: Rosefield

Spring/Summer 2017 Style Trends | Audrey Hepburn & Statement Sleeves

Spring/Summer 2017 Style Trends | Audrey Hepburn & Statement Sleeves

Spring/Summer 2017 Style Trends | Audrey Hepburn & Statement Sleeves

Spring/Summer 2017 Style Trends | Audrey Hepburn & Statement Sleeves

Spring/Summer 2017 Style Trends | Audrey Hepburn & Statement Sleeves

Spring/Summer 2017 Style Trends | Audrey Hepburn & Statement Sleeves

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13 Comments
  • Tanya Corinne
    April 18, 2017

    This top is amazing! You look absolutely stunning girl!

  • Julia
    April 19, 2017

    STOP!! Forever 21? OMG I would have NEVER guessed! SO fab girl and such a good find… I seriously can’t get over these sleeves! Love it paired with a classic black pair of denim. You really nailed it! ((xoxo))

    -Julia

    https://uniquely-julz.com

  • Jessica
    April 19, 2017

    I can’t believe this top is F21! It’s so chic! I always love black and white outfits and this one is on point!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

  • Jamie
    April 19, 2017

    You’re right this top is soo Audrey Hepburn! I love it on you!! So chic. Lovely post babe!

  • Stacie LaMothe
    April 24, 2017

    Loved this post! I agree F21 has definitely been stepping up their game, and twice now I’ve wanted to post up something of theirs and took to long to post and then it sold out! Gah, hate when that happens!

  • Thomas Falkenstedt
    April 26, 2017

    She truly is a style icon who had a perfect balance of elegance no matter if she was attending a premiere or walking down the street. I see a lot of her in this outfit and you in general. You’re like a modern day Audrey! 🙂 Absolutely love your elegance sweetie!
    xoxo
    Thomas

    http://thomasfalkenstedt.com

  • Claudia Di Capua
    April 27, 2017

    I’m such a huge fan of bell and trumpet sleeves! Especially when they fall of the shoulder. Super cute look!

    ~Claudia Di Capua
    http://www.claudiadicapua.com

  • Iliana
    April 27, 2017

    You’re kidding?! F21 I need to te it! You look fabolous and sophisticated.

    How do you get your hair to look so voluminous?

    Xx
    Iliana | http://www.sophisticatedfashionista.com

  • Lauren
    April 27, 2017

    This look is so amazing and the top fits super well on you! I cannot believe you found this at Forever 21! I need to go get it 🙂

    Xx,

    Lauren // http://www.mylifeaslaurr.com

  • Stephanie
    April 29, 2017

    Audrey is an excellent style icon to have. She was the picture of class and poise. These sleeves are certainly reminiscent of My Fair Lady (one of my favorite classic movies). You’re ready for a fun party or an exciting race in those ruffles! Certainly the type of springtime piece I would reach for. It’s gorgeous!

    Stephanie // SheSawStyle.com

  • Bryanna
    April 30, 2017

    You are so right! It really does look like a top straight out of My Fair Lady! I thought it was designer too, so props to Forever 21 for killing it! Those sleeves are absolutely incredible, and they can double as pieces of artwork haha. Maybe that’s why they look so high end. Such a steal of a top!

    xoxo Bryanna | Coming in Clutch

  • Stephanie
    May 1, 2017

    I am getting major Audrey Hepburn vibes from this look! This top is such a good find!

    Stephanie | http://www.dotsandhoney.com

  • Laura
    May 23, 2017

    You look stunning as always in this post and outfit! As the others have said, I can not believe that top is from F21!!! They totally DID NAIL IT! Such a great find, and you totally paired it perfectly with the black skinny jeans and gorgeous accessories! So loving this look!