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Style Tips: Ruffles

Ruffles can sound fussy, frilly, or over the top. But, I find them to add a nice shape and movement to pieces. Here are a few of my favorite ways to wear ruffles…

Ruffles can sound fussy, frilly, or over the top. But I find them to add a nice shape and movement to pieces. Here are a few of my favorite ways to wear ruffles…

Outfit 1 – Casual Ruffles (above)
I paired this fitted ruffle tank with a more relaxed pant. The contrast makes it feel more special then a lounge-at-home outfit but it’s just as comfortable as one!

Anthropologie Ruffled Tank, Rhode pants (past season), and Loeffler Randall flats (past season)

Outfit 2 – Party Lace
This ruffled skirt is full-on fun! While you could save it for a special event, you can make every day feel like a party by adding a tee or blouse tucked into the high-waisted skirt. Instant joy!

Madly Vintage top, Anthropologie Ruffled Skirt, and Loeffler Randall flats

Outfit 3 – Graphic Ruffles
When ruffles are added to a patterned piece, the ruffles become less of the focus. Instead, the ruffles help to soften what could be a very strong pattern or color. I love the contrast in this piece because it’s both graphic and feminine.

En Saison Check Midi Dress and Loeffler Randall flats (past season)

Outfit 4 – Romantic Ruffles
This is a soft and pretty dress in a soft and pretty color. While I love that, it needed a little contrast so I added this vintage sequin vest. It adds just enough color and a change in texture from the rest of the dress to make it pop.

Layered Ruffled Dress by Current Air, Braxae vintage sequin vest, and Loeffler Randall flats (past season)

See my Instagram today to see the pieces in movement!

P.S. Most of the ruffle pieces were rented from Nuuly. Use code “OHJOY” for $20 off of your first Nuuly rental. 

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