Obsession: Contrast Sleeves

I am totally head-over-heels in love with contrast sleeves.  I know they are nothing new... they started really appearing in force last year on the runways and all over the high street, or if you really want to be technical about it, I suppose they actually exploded on the scene back in the day with those old-timey baseball jerseys, but we're not going to to there.

Okay, well maybe for a minute. But I'm going to make it really small, just so that we don't dwell.
Fruit of the Loom
I really can't tell you why contrast sleeves speak to me the way they do. Maybe it is the inherent sportiness they reference. Maybe it says something about me as a person....that I long for my childhood, contrast-sleeve-satin-jacket-wearing, roller-skating self.

A new acquisition from LaRedoute.
Cotton crew-neck contrast sleeve sweater.
Love this with red or fuchsia bottoms!

Whatever it is, I just can't get enough. I'm a sucker.

Here is another recent acquisition. This is my new trench coat. I am in luuurve with this trench coat.

Roksanda Ilincic Edition for Debenhams
contrast sleeve trench.
And it was on sale. I win.
Oops...haven't even gotten the creases out from the shipping box yet. 

Perhaps what it is for me is that contrast sleeves always seem to appear where there are simple lines. I do enjoy simple lines. And a sleeve of a different colour, that just sort of adds that wee something different to make it a little more special. A classic with a twist, it you will...but not so much of a twist that you couldn't wear it next season.

It is also a nice touch when you live in an exceptionally casual place, as many of us who live remotely do. A contrast sleeve keeps it a wee bit on the casual side, keeps it simple yet sporty, without seeming mundane or buttoned-down.

So with the addition of not one, but two contrast sleeve pieces to my wardrobe, you would think that I am done for a while. You would be wrong. I am still drooling for a top with leather contrast sleeves, preferably cap sleeves. I am hoping for a shirtdress with contrast sleeves as well, only perhaps in a bright colour or contrasting pattern, just to mix it up.

So what is it? Is it just me? Do I have yet another addiction to add to my ever-growing list?

But its only a problem if I think it is, right? Right?


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