Confession... I'm terrible at rolling sleeves. During the fall and winter, I generally just roll the cuff once over my sweater and call it a day. Now that it's warmer out, I've been rolling my sleeves all the way up (past the elbows), but I'm so so so bad at it. Normally it just ends up with me attempting to roll a few times and then simply scrunching it up so I can bend my elbows comfortably.
J. Crew makes it look so easy and carefree. I finally convinced my friend to show me his ways the other day and it's actually not as hard as it seems. (Every time I'm with him, I make him roll my sleeves for me... just like a little kid would make someone tie her shoes. True story.) Well, now that I know the trick, I've been rolling my sleeves like this every day pretty much. (I did it in this picture and the ruffled edges look super cute!)
I broke down the steps below in a little illustrated diagram:
How to Roll Sleeves | The J. Crew Look
Step 1. Start with sleeves unrolled and unbuttoned
Step 2. Roll sleeve up to about two widths of the cuff
Step 3. Roll again to the bottom of the cuff
Step 4. Roll once more leaving the top of the cuff exposed
Besides the fact that the sleeve roll is actually cuter and neater than a messy, normal roll... it also stays put a lot better! While I would find myself pushing my sleeves up as they fell down throughout the day, this has a lasting effect. Yay for unexpected bonuses!
Give it a try and let me know how it goes!
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Have you tried this rolling technique before?