How to wear statement sleeves


Hello beautiful people!

Welcome to November!! Woohoo! I cant believe how quick this year has gone! I am gearing up for quite a bit of travel in the next 2 months so watch this space! Loads of travel content to come! I will be in Thailand, India, Bali and Fiji before Christmas. So any tips are welcome!! Please leave them in the comment section below.

We all know I love my sleeve details! This could be bell sleeves, extra long sleeves and detailed cuffs. The key in wearing statement sleeves is you want to keep the rest of the outfit quite simple so you don’t have other focal points fighting for attention. The other thing to watch for with sleeves is soup… You don’t want to try eating a big bowl of soup with monster sleeves, it’s going to be a disaster. So all those reading this in the Northern Hemisphere heading into winter, don’t get all excited about sleeves and then head to the deli for a bowl of soup. Just not a good combo – hahahahaha ; )

Ok back to sleeves, you will have noticed that I recently came across a design house that is proving to be a good supplier of sleeves for my sleeve obsession. They’re based in South Africa, and there’s not a lot of soup in South Africa… so it kinda makes sense. It’s Michael Maven and the pitch is below – check out for more.

MICHAEL MAVEN is a women’s ready-to-wear clothing brand. Conceptualised in 2009 and established in 2013 by South African siblings Natasha Michael (BA), Nadia Michael (BA, MBA) and Mihkael Michael (B.Sc), the brand is slowly gaining traction worldwide and is worn by the likes of Kendall and Kylie Jenner. Featured in numerous publication such as Vogue, Elle and Marie Claire, Michael Maven was recently named Women’s Wear Daily (WWD) “Ones to Watch”. In 2016 the brand was selected to present its collection during Saks Fifth Avenue’s first-ever Emerging Designer Showcase in New York City, and was also been nominated in the category of Women’s RTW in the FGI Rising Star Competition 2016.


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  1. Fiona on November 9, 2016 at 8:03 am

    Love the outfit Ashley!
    Did you use a different editing style for this look? It looks amazing!
    Super jealous you get to end your year with traveling, can’t wait to live vicariously through your snaps on Instagram haha.

    x Fiona

    • Miss Gunner on November 9, 2016 at 8:13 am

      Fi!!! hahah ok it got the comment! Thank you so much babe!! Hopefully i will run into you in Europe somewhere soon!! lots of love and thank you so much for all your love!! xxx

    • Miss Gunner on November 14, 2016 at 9:11 am

      Thank you so much Fiona!! I did babe!! Just trying to go a bit darker i guess. Hope to see you on one of our holidays!!! ps, you hm coat is goals!!! xxx Ash

  2. Ina on November 9, 2016 at 8:30 am

    You look so amazing Ashley…love this looks. And so jealous of your trpis too….have fun babe. Love, Ina

    • Miss Gunner on November 14, 2016 at 9:09 am

      Thank you Ina!!! sending you lots of love babe!!! Will have to visit you one day!!! xxx Ash

  3. La Bijoux Bella | by mia on November 9, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    So chic and uniquely beautiful . . . Love this edgy and defined look. Just fabulous! Really love it! 🙂

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

    • Miss Gunner on November 14, 2016 at 9:09 am

      Thank you so much beautiful!!! xxx

  4. Britta on November 9, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    Ash!! Those sleeves are sooo amazing! Love How you styled all these looks!

    • Miss Gunner on November 14, 2016 at 9:08 am

      Sis!! thank you so much babe!! you should come and meet me in Thailand!! haha its half way from Denmark!!! love you! xxx Ash

  5. Primrose Bigwood on November 10, 2016 at 5:03 am

    Absolutely loving this ! Statement sleeves are my total fave – you look gorgeous! x

    • Miss Gunner on November 14, 2016 at 9:07 am

      THank you so much!!! and I love your black cami!! lace and black is such a great combo!!! Thank you again for visiting babe!! xxx Ash

  6. judith on November 11, 2016 at 6:39 am

    Love, love, love the mega sleeves!! This def looks like a brand I could get into so thanks for the introduction! Love all the different looks, especially the one with the black skirt over the white skirt, or is that a white dress, whatever, it looks great!! Looking forward to your travel pics, you must be so excited!! J xxx

    • Miss Gunner on November 14, 2016 at 9:06 am

      Judes!!! Thank you so much my love!! umm i loveeee your latest post!! hahaha our poor hubbies i swear!!! hahahah xxx Ash

  7. Shirley Doremi on November 11, 2016 at 10:33 am

    Absolutely love this blouses babe! They have all the amazing trendy details on, the bell sleeves and bow tie. so chic! I adore your skirts too! btw, congratz on your “new job” babe~ full time blogger, wowww~?

    • Miss Gunner on November 14, 2016 at 9:05 am

      Awww Thank you Shirls!!! hehe gotta love our sleeves!!xxx

  8. neguineb on November 12, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    Ash… You are legit one of my fave people in the world. I love your sincerity, I love the fact that reading you is like hearing you. It feels like we are going for coffee and you are telling me about sleeves ( WHICH WE WILL VERY SOOOOON). I can’t wait to meet you in real life babe because I feel like we are very similar (reason why you are one of my fave ppl haha, jokingggg). Thank you for being you, for being that massive constant inspo and for always giving me the laugh. I love yaaa sis!

    PS: We won’t go for soup with sleeves because as much as you can manage it, I am a freaking mess.

    • Miss Gunner on November 14, 2016 at 9:05 am

      hahaha omg!! you are so funny!! When can we hang out Neggy!!! Thank you so much for always making me laugh!! xxx

  9. Eva | on November 14, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    Wow! Love this styling – it’s so chic

    Love, Eva

  10. Catarine on November 18, 2016 at 11:05 pm

    I haven’t ever heard about that brand, but now i’m obsessed with their clothes.
    Thank’s for sharing.

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