Making a statement!

Statement shoes, statement bags, statement earrings ….

I’m guilty of buying all of the above as they work wonders in creating an outfit with ‘the wow factor’. Welcome to the newest ‘statement’ for spring and summer that is going to be hard to ignore and even harder not to fall in love with!

Statement cuffs are big this season – in more ways than one. They are the detail which turns a blouse, jumper or top into something special and eye catching.

Prior to Christmas, Monsoon launched their Victoriana lace blouse which I absolutely adore …. judging by the reaction on Instagram and the decision by Monsoon to introduce two new colourways, it appears many more of you adore it too! It ticks all the boxes –  a delicate and intricate lace fabric with detailed styling, a perfect fit and cuffs with the WOW factor! It’s a classic piece with a modern, chic feel. It’s one of those pieces that never fails to receive a compliment.

Victoriana lace blouse in Ivory £59 @monsoon 


I’ve worn the Ivory colourway endlessly, pairing it with denim or layering it underneath dungarees and it looks equally as stylish dressed up with tailored trousers.


I didn’t hesitate in ordering the black colourway and rest assured it delivers the same ‘wow’ as the ivory. I now have a decision … do I order the blush (pale pink) colourway too?

Victoriana lace blouse in Black £59 @monsoon 

There are many other styles around at the moment, all  delivering the same impact as the Victoriana top. I’ve picked what I think, are some of the most stylish, versatile and wearable pieces all of which offer a little something extra in their cuff and sleeve detail.

Practicality has to be considered and it’s fair to say that some of the items  I discovered are impractical in terms of cuff size and length (they didn’t make the short list!).  However, they definitely deliver when it comes to making a statement!

Hopefully I’ve found something to suit all tastes and budgets  ….

Victoriana lace blouse in Blush £59 @monsoon 
Autograph Pure cotton poplin shirt with tie sleeve detail £39.50 @marksandspencers 
Double layer flowing blouse £29.99 @zara 
Graphic print blouse £39 @topshop
Limited Edition high neck ruffle sleeve blouse with flared cuff £29.50 @marksandspencer
LOIS lace blouse £99 @laredoute
Light pink flared cuff blouse £26 @riverisland 
Black Fluted sleeve top £25 @marksandspencer
White tie cuff detail blouse £22.99 @newlook
Soft Fluted sleeve jumper £29.99 @zara
Funnel neck and fluted sleeve cropped jumper  in Blush £35 @marksandspencer (also available in grey) 
CO Black pleated crepe blouse £480 @netaporter
Rosie printed devore silk chiffon blouse £750 @preenbythorntonbregazzi
Naia chiffon trimmed guipure lace blouse £200 @selfportrait @netaporter

Happy shopping ! xx

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  1. Fantastic post, I love all the tops!!! If you could only buy one of the monsoon tops, which one would you go for…. black or white?


    1. Thank you! It’s a tough decision but I’d have to go with the white, especially as we’re approaching the summer. It’s so versatile, looks great with different colours layered underneath and you can’t beat the look of a white lace top with denim!


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