There's one major question every Fashionista must ask themselves before leaving the house in the morning. Not, “Will I need an umbrella today?” or, “Did I forget my keys?” Not even, “Can you see my panty line through these leggings?” No, the one and only question that holds any importance before you start your day is, “Can anything on me be cuffed?”
The mastery of cuffing is something every serious Fashionista or Fashionisto has in his or her inventory. Whether it’s rolling the bottom of the leg to show off the ankle, folding the jacket to display an arm of watches, or even cinching the sleeve like this Fashionista above, a classic cuff amps the chic factor in a way no of-the-moment trend can do.
Cuffing the bottom of your denim pant is one of the more timeless trends in the history of fashion. From style icons like Pixie Geldof and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, a rolled-up leg gives you the opportunity to show off an amazing shoe in a casual setting. I’ve always stood by the idea that men cuffing denim is one of the best ways to up the ante on any outfit. It’s an added edge that definitely goes recognized. Pair a fitted pant with a pair of Clarks, which are perfect for any occasion.
However eternal the rolled-up leg may be, the cuff is now transcending to other areas of an outfit. Enter, the bishop sleeve. The bishop sleeve is one of fashion’s hidden secrets. It’s simply elegant and can be dressed up or down. Just recently in Saint Laurent’s spring/summer 2013 show in Paris, Hedi Slimane gave his pieces bishop sleeves with a cuff on both pussy bow tops and floor-length gowns, giving the collection a very Parisian meets westerner vibe.