Trendspotting: Utility and Statement Sleeves

Start reading about September’s biggest trends & how to wear them!

How To Wear Trends for the Beginner Fashionista

Stitch Fix September Trend

Pair Your Sleeves With Cool Tones

If you’re a beginner, and unsure about adding too many bows in your hair (or on your shirt) try a simpler approach like this cool wrap blouse. While it still nods to the detail trend, the monochromatic hues balance out the fun and flirty silhouettes!

Stylist Tip: If you’re just getting started with statement sleeves, keep it simple and pair them with your more basic bottoms—like solid slacks or jeans.

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Pair Florals with Cargo

Have a go-to jeans and t-shirt outfit for getting errands done? Pair a classic cargo vest with a few floral details for an edgy-meets-feminine look. Plus, the cargo vest adds structure to your hangin’ out and relaxin’ outfit.

Stylist Tip: Dress up your utility staples with a statement accessory—like a bold handbag or an eye-catching necklace.


Stitch Fix September Trend

Wear Statement Sleeves as an Off the Shoulder

Double whammy! For our intermediate fashionistas who are ready to take this trend to the next level, try a two-for-one look like this printed off-the-shoulder tunic with bell sleeves! Wear it with colorful mules and a utilitarian crossbody. Did we just sneak the season’s biggest trends into one outfit? You bet we did.

Stylist Tip: For a more laidback look, go for distressed denim. Looking for more polish? Get classy with a darker wash.

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Wear Cargo with Bold Colors

The utility trend is known for being neutral, but it doesn’t mean it has to be boring. In fact, we recommend wearing bold prints and colors to spice up your look. Add some pep to your step with printed slip-ons and a pop of color blouse. Who says opposite colors don’t look fabulous together?

Stylist Tip: Throw on a classic beige trench coat to add some professional layers to an otherwise bright and bold style.


Stitch Fix September Trend

Take fashion risks with new silhouette

You’re a risk-taker, so take the bull by the horns with a bell-sleeve blouse worn under a wide-leg jumper. Pair it with a crossbody bag for that extra fearless femme vibe to balance out your one-piece. Get ready to walk the streets like a runway!

Stylist Tip: Try toning down the colors on this ensemble for a super chic and monochromatic look!

Stitch Fix September Trend

Combine Flirty Femme and Tomboy Chic

Double denim? More like double takes! Try doubling up on style categories. A classic structured cargo jacket with a pair of fringed jeans and some sexy, strappy heels gives the air of girl power. Grab your staple cargo jacket and pair it with a fringed-hem jean and some sexy heels for an outfit that says ‘boss lady!’ Just the right look for when you need to tell everyone who’s the boss around here.

Stylist Tip: Slipping into a pair of chunky heels in a fringed hem jeans that hit just at the ankle makes your legs look like they go for miles. 

What’s your favorite way to wear statement sleeves and cargo? Tell us below! 

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