After I've identified a shopping must for me, it's usually easy enough to untangle the genesis that started it all off. For bell sleeves, I think it originated with style savant Taylor Tomasi Hill, who lent her serious fashion cred to Zara and played dress-up in some of its Spring pieces — including this striped long-sleeved top. I was dubious when the images first hit our screens, but the seed of an idea took place, and I've been getting more and more comfortable with the flared style ever since.
The above H&M Conscious dress was one of the most recent items to find a home in my closet (in fact, I'm wearing it as I type this), and I fell really hard, really fast. It's light and airy and totally the sort of piece you'd wear to impress your girlfriends. While it's sadly sold out, I did some digging to unearth other finds with the same attitude that'd be a smart addition to anyone's Spring wardrobe.