The Really Big Sleeves Thing Is Getting Out Of Hand…
But seriously… can we? I’m OBSESSED with the things!
Soon I’ll just be one giant walking sleeve.
It’s not just shirts. Oh no. There’s also been a couple of cosy Zara knits with really big sleeves acquired of late too. They came with the kind of sleeve that requires a spot of nifty clothes pegging in the arm region when washing dishes. True (Instagram) story.
I can already hear my iron hissing at me…
Shirt or sweater, quite frankly they’re a pain when it comes to the matter of a coat. Imagine stuffing said really big sleeves into a snug fitting coat sleeve. I can already hear my iron hissing away in readiness in the cupboard under the sink. Or is that me hissing at all the extra ironing demands?
So shoulder robing it is.
But then there’s the small matter of wearing these babies out to dinner. Pass the salt please…*insert Just Dipped My Sleeve Into Red Wine Jus face emoji here*.
Simple. There is to be no wearing of oversized sleeves where any food is to be consumed.
Shoulder robing and a lack of dinner are sacrifices I’m prepared to make for the chance to sport a statement sleeve.
I take my sleeve duties very seriously.
WEARING: Sunglasses – Céline | Coat – Fenn Wright Manson | Bell Sleeved Shirt – ASOS White : still available in black | Nails – Essie in Wicked | Trousers – Mango : these are similar | Loafer Mules – Jessica Buurman or Gucci
I’ll tell you where they do work though.
In the grand location where we shot these photos. Peninsula Barracks in Winchester was just about big enough for me and my sleeves.
When can I move in?
Have you sucumbed to big sleeve mania yet and more importantly, is your iron up to the challenge?
SHOP SLEEVES WITH BOWS, BELLS & WHISTLES ON BELOW…SORT OF
Photography: Marlene Lee