How She’d Wear It with Style and Cheek – Ruffles for Spring

By Tuesday, April 5, 2016 0 Permalink

We’re bringing in the frills this month and talking ruffles for spring. Romanticism is a huge part of spring style for 2016, from chiffon to lace to ruffles to feathers. Since we did such a huge topic last month with Gucci’s spring collection I thought I’d rein it in and focus on just one aspect of romantic style. Ruffles. They’re an easy trend to play with, won’t break the bank, and there’s a lot that can be done with them. I kinda shy away from massively ruffled pieces for myself, preferring structure over frill, but there’s a ruffle out there for everyone, me included.

What’s wonderful about ruffles is that they can be found on just about anything and there are so many kinds. From big peplum-like ruffles on a skirt or dress to a delicate ruffle trim on a blouse. Here I’ve gathered a variety of ruffled pieces to start our month. If you’re looking to add some romantic flair to your wardrobe, go for a ruffle. Just don’t go batshit crazy with the ruffles.

Ruffles Spring 2016 | How She'd Wear It with Style and Cheek

clockwise from the left

1. ASOS Jumper In Rib With Ruffle Neck

2. ASOS Mini Dress In Ponte With Ruffle Sleeve

3. Banana Republic Womens Floral Ruffle Dress

4. H&M Fine-Knit Top

5. H&M Blouse With Tie

6. Topshop Woodland Ruffle Back Tee

7. J.Crew Ruffled Bell-Sleeve Shift Dress

8. Topshop Secret Garden Tea Dress

9. Sister Jane Topaz Volante Oversized Crew Neck

10. ASOS Ultimate Pussy Bow Ruffle Blouse

That inspiration photo is out of this world! I love the amount of ruffles because it’s so out there. I wanted to show something really crazy featuring ruffles to give you an example of a really romantic, albeit wacky, look. All of the pieces here have that romantic, feminine theme, even the oversized blue sweatshirt. Of course I love the tiny, understated ruffles on the white blouses but something I didn’t expect to love is the ruffled sleeves on the shift dresses. It’s an unexpected way to make a mod look fun and girly. We’ve all seen plenty ruffled necklines on girly dresses like the yellow floral piece, but ruffles are popping up in unexpected places lending to some very playful pieces. What kind of ruffle do you like? Over the top? Or understated but fun?

– Julia of Style and Cheek

image inspiration via: Caffeine | They All Hate Us

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