Wednesday, 31 May 2017

S/S 17 Trend To Shop - Ruffles

Does a Spring trend get prettier or more feminine than ruffles? Stemming from the recent Victoriana trend for high ruffled collars, this season ruffles shift elsewhere on the silhouette. Cascading ruffled sleeves were a key look at Burberry and Loewe, whilst over at Chloe and House of Holland they were layered on mini dresses. Despite this being a Spring trend, fabrics were not always typically lightweight. McQueen opted for leather, Erdem for tweed - showing that this trend will likely be trans-seasonal and carry through to your Fall wardrobe.
For this edit however, I have kept things suitably appropriate for hot summer days and your holiday wardrobe selecting pieces in lightweight fabrics. If you are looking to emulate all the enviable street style looks as seen on Instagram, then I would opt for a blue shirt. Classic enough to wear to the office, stylish enough to style for the evening. Gingham is also a great way to combine two major trends in one, so if you are after a more statement outfit this will be your best bet. Whether you are shopping at a high or low price point for this trend there are plenty of options out there...
1. H&M £34.99 / 2. Topshop £125 / 3. New Look £24.99
4. Topshop £32 / 5. H&M £34.99 / 6. Caroline Constas £550
7. River Island £35 / 8. Diane Von Furstenberg £230 / 9. BooHoo £20

If ruffles are your thing, head over to my Pinterest where I have an entire board dedicated to this must-have seasonal trend! (details below)

Phillippa x

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