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.
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.
Check out how the other ladies styled ruffles below!