The Style Bible - Adopting Ruffles
We can’t go full on floral yet as it’s not quite the right time of year but we can go about adopting ruffles. With winter still nipping at our toes a touch and literally nibbling our feet as soon as we take off our boots we still want an injection of pretty in our wardrobes with a tiny update. Ruffles are like mid tones, blacks and whites as they never really go out of style. They are essentially basics in my humble opinion just like nude nails. they never can really offend and always make the wearer feel a touch more special.
I opted for this delicate H&M shirt with the contrast of checks against this textured Zara blazer for my look of the day. Paired with one of my favourite baker boy hats it feels feminine yet powerful. A taste of spring with a warm exterior twist. The perfect combination for the last few weeks heading into spring.
Adding hats or playful accessories really elevates any outfit and the overall or entire look. Along with perfectly polished nails you will find this always delivers a stylish but easy recipe for successful dressing.
Outfit details: Zara blazer, Topshop sock boots, Mos Mosh jeans at Sass & Edge in Winchester, H&M ruffle blouse, market stall baker boy hat, Modalu bag from eBay & Rayban sunglasses.
The Style Bible - Ruffle Styling Guide
Ruffles and body shapes can be tricky but all you need to do is understand a few rules when styling them. Keep your proportions as clean as possible. By this I mean keep the ruffles to within the lines of your body shape and not let them overtake your frame. This is essential if you’re a little heavy chested. Ruffles can equally disguise a larger chest, it’s all about proportions.
Play with colours by searching for shades that will compliment what you already have in your wardrobe when layering.
If in any doubt just add a ruffle cuff under a jacket, jumper or blazer and keep the rest of the look really simple. This is a good way to introduce ruffles if you are not confident with stying them.
By adding a girlie ruffle to a tougher outfit you will instantly look stylish and not over done. A ruffle under a leather jacket, boyfriend blazer or oversized jumper can look so demure and delightful.
Make sure your outfit has similar tones within the fabric if you’re wanting to look a little more Parisian. This is one of my fail safe questions I ask myself or my clients on a daily basis when introducing a new item to any wardrobe or when I’m consulting.
Hope you love the styling and as always, thank you so much for reading!