The Sweater Trend to Try Before Spring

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I’m more than excited to be trading in my anoraks for leather jackets come springtime, but before the winter season is over, there’s one sweater trend I’ll be living in – balloon sleeves.

Bell sleeves made a case for themselves this fall, and balloon sleeves are going strong this winter. There’s something about the billowy flow of a balloon sleeve knit that serves up the perfect amount of feminine with a side of bohemian.

I’m wearing Free People’s All Mine sweater in ivory (also in red, deep teal, black and cognac) – a color that makes up most of my winter wardrobe. I love its flowy style (I recommend sizing down one full size) and the v-neck adds the perfect touch without exposing too much skin that you need a cami underneath or a scarf to keep you warm.

My husband is responsible for these amazing Blank NYC jeans that I paired my sweater with (I’ve trained him well), which are the best friend to all of my chunky heels and chelsea boots – the cut-out was literally made for them! I’m also wearing one of my favorite pairs of booties (now under $40) which I love pairing with ivories and beiges. They add a softer touch than a hard black and up close have such a unique ‘bronzed’ detail.


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  1. February 8, 2017 / 12:30 am

    I love balloon sleeves too!! They’re so pretty! And they’re MUCH more practical than bell sleeves, even though those are pretty as well! This sweater is lovely!

    • Danielle
      February 8, 2017 / 10:23 am

      Yes! Loved bell sleeves but bell sleeves didn’t love me when there was any kind of sink involved, haha.

  2. February 6, 2017 / 11:38 pm

    Such a pretty sweater and I love the sleeves so much!

    • Danielle
      February 7, 2017 / 5:08 pm

      Thanks Morgan! Big sleeves make for an extra cozy sweater!

  3. February 6, 2017 / 3:44 pm

    This is such a fun sweater- and wow those sleeves, girl! I’m obsessed with how you styled this outfit, too. Simple and chic 🙂


    Lauren //

    • Danielle
      February 7, 2017 / 5:06 pm

      Thanks darling! All about the balloon sleeves!

  4. February 5, 2017 / 9:23 am

    What a lovely sweater and I do love the sleeves! I too want a husband I can “steal” clothes from and wear them time to time. 🙂 Until then I suppose I have to have a look in my closet which is way too full of stuff I don’t even know existed, haha.

  5. February 2, 2017 / 11:49 pm

    Ahh I love knits like these!!! It’s so funny that balloon sleeves are trending after bell sleeves. At least this trend wont be a hassle when it comes to food and washing your hands ?? I gotta try out this trend myself!

    • Danielle
      February 3, 2017 / 2:53 pm

      Oh my gosh that was seriously my LEAST favorite thing about bell sleeves! #thestruggleisreeeeal

  6. February 2, 2017 / 9:34 pm

    Oooh I can totally get on board with the whole balloon sleeve trend. This sweater is just the cutest, and it looks SO super cozy! I can’t wait to get my hands on one like this!

    Stephanie //

    • Danielle
      February 3, 2017 / 2:53 pm

      This one is soooo soft. One that I could see bringing into Spring on those chillier days!

  7. February 2, 2017 / 12:57 pm

    Oh my goodness, your husband is the man! Those jeans are absolutely killer with the cut detail on the bottom. I also really love those booties with the gold shift to them! You’re so right with how they are a nice twist to black, without being so harsh. So perfect to transition into Spring! You always rock the statement sweaters so well! So gorgeous!

    xoxo Bryanna | Coming in Clutch

    • Danielle
      February 2, 2017 / 1:06 pm

      Right?! He’s totally catching on to my favorite things and these were a total win! These bronzed booties have been my favorite lately. Thanks for all the love lady!

  8. February 1, 2017 / 9:17 pm

    I love your sweater, reminds me of a free people one I’ve been eyeing! Those jeans looks amazing on you, I need a pair!

    I mean you just look amazing ?

    • Danielle
      February 2, 2017 / 10:16 am

      Thank you lovely! This is actually a Free People sweater, so perhaps it’s the same one!!

    • Danielle
      February 2, 2017 / 10:15 am

      It’s the coziest and so incredibly soft! 🙂

    • Danielle
      February 2, 2017 / 10:15 am

      Definitely! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been iffy about a trend and fell in love once I tried it. Balloon sleeves (compared to bell sleeves or ruffle details) are a great place to start!

    • Danielle
      February 2, 2017 / 10:14 am

      It is THE coziest! I always look forward to FP’s new winter line each year!

  9. January 24, 2017 / 10:46 am

    As much as I hate the cold, I really love fun sweaters! This one is so cute, and no, I haven’t tried this silhouette yet!

    Something About That

    • Danielle
      February 2, 2017 / 10:13 am

      I’m right there with you Jackie! If we have to bundle up, might as well do it with a fun piece!

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