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Style Guide: Ruffle Me Crazy

Is there any other trend that perfectly encapsulates looking sexy, playful, and feminine all at the same time like ruffles? We really don’t think so –which is precisely why we’ve been over the moon upon seeing more and more women don this lovely trend as the weather warms.

But are ruffles for you? We say, it’s for everyone regardless of your style preference. It simply depends on how you incorporate them into your personal aesthetic and make them your own.

Need some help? We’ve got you covered with these three easy tips and tricks into wearing ruffles this season.

Sultry Ruffles

Embrace your sexiness – without showing too much – by going for ruffled pieces that show some skin in all the right places. One of the hottest styles we are seeing all over social media is the wrap top or dress with a low ruffled neckline. 

Pair these tops with skinny or tapered jeans and simply styled sandals to complete the look. You can also match it with minimalist jewelry and a sleek handbag, which will keep the focus on the top and the ruffle accents!

Style Guide: Ruffle Me Crazy | Sultry Ruffles
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@AliciaMLund

 

Style Guide: Ruffle Me Crazy | Get The Look: Sultry Ruffles

1. FRAME Straight-leg Jeans 2. SILVIA TCHERASSI Ruffled Top 3. PRADA Round-frame Sunglasses 4. MEL BOTERI Multicolor Raffia And Denim Leather Abbey Clutch 5. MERCEDES CASTILLO Suede Mules

 

Sassy Ruffles

Want to lean towards a more playful and flirty look? Add some sass and pizazz by choosing pieces that have a bit more character via bold colors, interesting textures, and ruffle placement.

This skirt with metallic embellishments and a hi-low cut is a perfect statement piece to take with you on a luxurious vacay. Pair it with a simple top, or go all-out with a ruffled top for that unmistakably sassy look.

Style Guide: Ruffle Me Crazy | Sassy Ruffles
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@MariaTettamanti

 

Style Guide: Ruffle Me Crazy | Get The Look: Sassy Ruffles

1. JOHANNA ORTIZ Ruffled Skirt 2. MARC JACOBS Shirt 3. SAINT LAURENT D-Frame Sunglasses 4. MEL BOTERI The Audrey Cocktail Clutch in Black Croc-Effect Glazed Leather 5. GIANVITO ROSSI Pumps

 

Suited Ruffles

Another hot spring/summer trend we’re seeing are ruffled bathing suits, which we are jumping on right away! Having at least one ruffled suit in your luggage guarantees you that Instagram-worthy shot whether you’re by the pool or laying beachside.

Don’t forget your other summer essentials such as that perfect beach bag, colored sunnies, woven hat, and strappy sandals.

Style Guide: Ruffle Me Crazy | Suited Ruffles
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@JennaColgrove
Style Guide: Ruffle Me Crazy | Get The Look: Suited Ruffles

1. LISA MARIE FERNANDEZ Swimsuit 2. CHIMI Round-frame Sunglasses 3. MEL BOTERI Marigold Yellow Stuart Carryall Tote 4. TKEES Flip Flops

 

Just because you have a minimalist style aesthetic doesn’t mean that ruffles are automatically out. You can definitely tweak and make them your own by choosing the right pieces to wear for the right occasion – and don’t forget how you mix and match them with key accessories such as your handbag, shoes, and jewelry! 

We love hearing from you so please feel free to leave your comments or feedback below. And, if you have any friends that might find this advice helpful, please be sure to post, tweet or pin using our easy share buttons ;)

There’s one particular spring-summer trend that’s making a huge comeback and that which we’re truly excited about – Sheer Clothing! Yes, I know it's a bit intimidating, but be sure to check back next week as we take a closer look at exactly how to pull off this major trend no matter how bold or conservative your personal style may be. 

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