Statement sleeves have been riding the trend wave for some time now – they’re one of the more wearable trends, in my opinion, and can easily spruce up a plain outfit! This lightweight blouse has a double ruffle at the sleeves and a playful, swingy silhouette that floats when you move. For a summer date or party look, I paired it with this scuba skirt in coordinating colors. For work wear, I’d style it un-tucked over high-waisted pants, but with a camisole layered underneath and tucked in for extra coverage.
Today’s post is in partnership with ASOS, one of my go-to brands for trendier pieces that fit without alterations. Their petites collection runs small compared to most American brands, and I occasionally even prefer their regular sizing, like with this skirt!
I tried this skirt on in both regular and petites, and the regular US 0 is pretty snug on me throughout the elongated-style waist. The petite version, in comparison, is a touch smaller and shorter in length. The skirt is in a medium-weight, unlined scuba fabric and is stretchy with a back zipper. Size US 0 regular measures 11.5″ across the waist when un-stretched, and is 17″ long.
I post about ASOS quite a bit, but here are a few tips if you’ve never shopped there before:
– The brand is UK-based, but offers free shipping on orders over $40 and free returns for many international countries. Returns are quick and easy with an included USPS label and a self-sealing shipping bag. They have a pretty good deal where for $19 a year, you get unlimited 2-day international shipping on all orders (and of course I take advantage of this deal, but be warned – it can be a little too convenient!)
– I make frequent use of the video feature on each item page, where you can see the garments modeled “in action” from a 360 angle. They also use petite models for many of the petite items, which makes a big difference in knowing what to expect with the fit!
I’m usually all about tucking blouses into skirts (to highlight the waistline), but experimented both ways here and the un-tucked look is growing on me! The shorter blouse doesn’t cut into the leg line as much, and the swing shape melds with the skirt to create a continuously flowing A-line. See the photo directly above vs. below – would you do tucked or un-tucked?
Thank you to ASOS for partnering on this post.