I recently got together with a few ladies from PHLbloggers to do a group styling event. It was really fun, we selected a trend (ruffles) and each styled our own take on it. Admittedly – ruffles are not the first trend that jump to mind when I think of my ideal outfit. But like I said last week, layering is key and that’s exactly how I chose to attack the ruffled trend – layered ruffles.

Look at all these babes!

Two things I swear by when picking out an outfit are layers and comfort. Not only do I want to be physically comfortable, but I also want to be confident. When it comes to giving trends a try, I like to mix the new item with things I am already confident in and wear regularly. I like to start with a smaller trend-piece so I can feel it out and adjust to it. Gotta make sure not to scare myself away from the trend all together!


For the ruffled piece, I went with a low-cut top and layered it with a flowy wrap. I paired the tops with my Show Me Your MuMu Flares, a closet staple for me. I bought these when flare pants were just becoming trendy again and I haven’t taken them off since – never underestimate the power of a trend to become a staple. To finish the look off, I wore a thin gold lariat necklace and a gold choker. Choosing delicate accessories let the ruffles and flares shine while pulling everything together.

Tank top from Nastygal (RIP), Flowy Wrap Top, Show Me Your Mumu flares(similar), Gold Choker (similar), Gold Lariat (similar)

Check out how the other ladies styled ruffles below!

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E.M. of Lark & Lace

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Gurpreet of Moda Ninja

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