The Sweater Trend to Try Before Spring

Sweater Trend 2BALLOON-SLEEVE SWEATER / UNEVEN HEM DENIM / BLOCK HEEL BOOTIES / CROSSBODY BAG

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!
    -Laurelle
    http://www.bellebylaurelle.com

    • 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!

    • 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 🙂

    Xx,

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

    • 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.
    xoxo
    Thomas

    http://thomasfalkenstedt.com

  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 // SheSawStyle.com

    • 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

    • 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!

    Jackie
    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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