fashion week Sep 26, 2016

Bell Sleeves and Mini Skirts


Picking up on a couple of my very favorite fall trends, I wore this bell-sleeved off-the-shoulder top and mini skirt on the last day of New York Fashion Week.  While there’s a high trend factor with this look (as is often the case with fashion week street style), I love the classic elements that keep it grounded like the delicate black piping on the sleeves of my white top or the double breasted buttons on the skirt.


I’m so excited to be wearing bell sleeves and mini skirts this season, especially as temperatures drop and we start getting more creative with layers.  With our impending move back to New York, this will be my first real winter in over a year, and I’m excited to get some use out of my cold-weather wardrobe that’s been neglected here in California.  Cozy looks featuring over-the-knee boots, thick tights and chunky knits paired with cute mini skirts like the ones below have me ready and raring for fall and winter.  And as far as mini skirts go, this one and this one are currently in my shopping cart.  Can. Not. Resist.

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The distinctive bell sleeves on this off-the-shoulder top made it one of my very favorite pieces from fashion week and I’m swooning over all of the bell-sleeved options out there right now.  I mean, take a flip through my favorite bell-sleeved dresses, tops and sweaters below and tell me you’re not on board.  This dress?  Forget about it.



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TOP: Torn by Ronny Kobo  |  SKIRT: C/MEO (also HERE and similar HEREHERE, HERE, HERE and HERE)  |  BOOTS: Jeffrey Campbell (also available HERE, similar HERE and HERE, short version HERE and HERE)  |  BAG: M2Malletier  |  NECKLACE: old, similar HERE  |  BRACELET: Monica Vinader  |  LIPS: Nars

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8 Responses to Bell Sleeves and Mini Skirts

  1. Natali says:

    Oh wow! you’re killing it in this outfit! I’m in love with your blouse and super chic boots!

  2. You have paired three show stopping pieces in one look but they work so well together!

  3. Thuy says:

    Love the skirt 🙂 The OTK boot is on my list of investment pieces for next year. This year I really want/need a Chelsea boot. Looking at Everlane!

  4. MsMD says:

    Can you ID the jacket?

  5. Barb says:

    You always look great no matter what you’re wearing. However, these pieces together look they might really only work on the recent “Talk Like a Pirate Day.”

  6. Anne Regis says:

    Hello. !! I’m French and I think you’re wonderful !
    I would like to know if these boots are appropriate for very fine Calves .
    Thanks a lot !!

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