So I’m still trying to get my head around the fact that Christmas is SO CLOSE, let alone the prospect of another year flying by! However, it’s been a good one and I thought what better way to slowly bring the year to a close than to reflect on my fave, top trend of 2016 – statement sleeves! Tied, embellished, flared or sheer, whatever your style there’s a sleeve for every gal out there. I for one, am hoping the trend is here to stay (hell, what do I care – I’ll wear it anyway!) as my wardrobe is now totally saturated and adorned with bell sleeve tops!

“Tied, embellished, flared or sheer, whatever your style there’s a sleeve for every gal out there. You can go as subtle or insanely crazy as you like – ruffles tiered high or a slither of lace.”

We actually shot these in Chelsea back in December and it was our first shoot trying out a potential new camera – I was absolutely thrilled with the shots (safe to say they’re a hella lot better than the ones I used to take on my phone when I started blogging!) So naturally we got the camera and a few cheeky lenses to accompany! It’s so much fun experimenting with our photography, style and concepts for shoots! If you’d like to know more about how we shoot, edit, our equipment etc, do let me know and I’ll pop a little post together for you guys! You can also catch my post all about ‘finding the perfect blog, shoot location’ here!

Now on to this amazing Gucci baby, because she deserves a bit of attention too! She’s from Uncloset (you can browse their INSANE array of arm candy here!) It’s basically a subscription service where you guys can have a massive selection of seriously luxury handbags at your disposal. I’m talking Chanel, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Chloe to name a few! I’ve seriously enjoyed taking them out for test drives and had so. many. compliments! I’m actually considering buying this as I fell in love that much! (It’s between that or a puppy ;)) 

Shirt – H&M

Denim – Topshop

Shoes – EGO (similar)

Bag – Gucci at Uncloset

I hope you guys liked the post – I’d love to know how you’ve taken to the ‘statement sleeve’ trend – hate it, love it, embracing it with both arms and a leg – I’d love to hear! I’ve also left my top picks below for you guys to have a browse and shop away at your leisure!

With the year coming to a close, I’d also really love to know what you beauties would like to see more of in the new year from me and SP – Youtube content, more beauty, lifestyle or travel posts – do get in touch! You can snap me ‘style petal’ or tweet me @stylepetalblog – As always, you can also catch all my posts over on BLOGLOVIN – so that you never miss a new one! 

My top, statement sleeve picks!