Fashion: How to wear billowy sleeves without looking like a potato sack

Remember that time you saw Leandra Medine wearing ridiculously huge billowy sleeves and you passed it off as a sartorial post. But before you knew it, that very same image made it’s way from your Instagram on to your wish list. Now designers from TIBI to Georgia Alice are injecting the cut into their collections  you’re feeling panicked. How can you not have a billowy sleeve shirt in your wardrobe!!! After all you’re a trendsetter. You are suppose to be on top of trends before they are trends. But that’s ok … no need to panic. TWAIN have you covered and will help you inject the daring cut into your daywear without looking like a tragic pirate.

For the ultimate statement sleeve – look no further than the Balloon Shirt from Georgia Alice. Wearing it will make you feel like Romy and Michelle walking into their high school reunion – like an absolute boss. It’s different – and we all know the TWAIN girl likes to be a little different. Roll the sleeves up or down – let your mood depict how billowy you want to go.

With puffed out sleeves, the Balloon Shirt needs to be well thought out – otherwise, you can end up looking like a potato stack if not styled correctly. Think tighter pieces down the bottom to give you balanced proportions. Minimal accessories and simple hair are non-negotiable.The neckline allows for the shirt to be styled open or closed – so a sexy lace bralette underneath could never go astray.

Let us show you two different ways we would rock the GA shirt.

Option 1: When you feel like covering up without looking like a nun…

Pair the GA Balloon Shirt with a pair of tight leather pants. Get that high waisted belt out from your cupboard that you hardly wear and strap her around your waist to bring in your waist line. A thin strappy heel and a delicate necklace from 32.4 will just top off the look.


Option 2: When you want to show off a bit of leg, without looking trashy…

Another fail proof wardrobe investment is a set of black high waisted shorts – they’re super versatile as they let the rest of your outfit speak for itself. In this case, the GA shirt will be your statement. Leave the shirt styled opened and add a simple yet edgy accessory (F+H cross earings) and strappy heels and you’re good enough for New York street style.