One of the hottest signature details of the season is the puffed sleeve. A classic, renaissance inspired element that adds just the right amount of dimension and femininity to jackets, crop tops, dresses, and more. We love that this trend can act as both a statement piece or more subtly as a fashionable detail. From adding shape to floral prints to bringing freshness to a classic white silhouette—puffed sleeves are a must this summer.
Our favorite puffed piece is this light cotton sweater by Ulla Johnson. Featuring a neutral color palette, black pom pom details, and of course the puffed sleeves, we like to think of this top as a basic that adds a touch of personality to an everyday look. It’s perfect for a chilly summer night and even better to transition into fall. Here we paired it with light wash denim, a neutral sandal, and a chic, personalized beach bag.
Michael’s Styling Tip: Puffed shoulders are everywhere this season, and while we often see them on the runway in a very dramatic overstated way, we recommend choosing pieces that are a bit more subtle so that they’re wearable for months to come.