Easy Outfits: The Perfect Top For Dressing Up Your Jeans
When dressing up jeans for a night out or a special event, your go-to formula might include a sleek black sweater, sequined top, or printed blouse with heels or embellished shoes. And guess what? Those are all great options! But if you're in the mood for a trendier alternative to pair with your jeans this Fall, there's one particular top trend that's everywhere this season. Why yes, it's the puff-sleeve top, and, shocker, we're obsessed with the look.
Now, before you start assuming that voluminous tops aren't wearable IRL, let me tell you, they are! You simply have to find a version of the trend that's right for you, whether that's a gently puffed shoulder, swingy bishop sleeve, slightly billowed cuff, ultrabold shoulder, sweetly puffed short sleeve, or long balloon sleeve. See? Lots of options! Though, one of our favorite silhouettes for dressing up jeans is the good ole princess puff, which equates to puffy upper arms with slim-fitting sleeves to amplify the volume.
As for the jeans, it pretty much comes down to the silhouette and wash you favor best. However, darker colors from deep inky blues to black and gray washes feel particularly on point for a Fall evening, from skinnies to kick flares and looser wide-leg cuts. The final touches to this easy outfit formula are accessories, and unique handbags (like a silky style or one with polished hardware), affordable jewelry, and strappy sandals are some of our favorites for early Fall when it's still warm enough to bare your ankles sans socks or tights.
For a superchic visual, ahead, witness our Fashion Editor Sarah Wasilak in an adorable puff-sleeve top by emerging label Allina Liu styled with a flattering pair of POPSUGAR collection at Kohl's jeans with a silky bag by The Row, strappy sandals from Zara, and sleek gold earrings from Mounser.
Shop her look (including affordable alternatives to her accessories), and try it for yourself ASAP. Then, be sure to check back as we continue to bring you more easy Fall outfit formulas, from the newest dress trends to outfits centered on boots and polished trends you can wear to work.