Ruffles and frills are EVERYWHERE right now, and I’m fairly certain I’m single-handedly keeping the UK economy afloat with my purchase of clothing featuring them. As I’ve mentioned in a couple of recent posts on my Instagram page, I am having a bit of a moment with Zara…a buy-the-same-thing-in-every-colour kind of moment. This ruffled top is the perfect example – I picked it up in both this bubblegum pink shade and the white version too.
Avid readers of my blog may remember that I jumped on the ruffles bandwagon way ahead of schedule – I actually posted about this ruffled ASOS shirt back in 2014, when I was totally digging the Victorian vibe of it all. I was a little bit too excited when I saw this trend working its way into high street stores once again – it also happens to fit perfectly with the off-the-shoulder style too.
I honestly don’t like fashion rules, which is another reason ruffles appeal to me – I feel like it’s almost impossible to go too big with them, and they add a touch of something special to otherwise ordinary outfits. I paired this Zara number with ripped jeans and glittery trainers, because why settle for one trend when you can chuck distressed denim and metallic footwear in there too, hey?
An interesting note on the frills trend – I’ve noticed that most pieces are pretty reasonably priced, on the high street at least. With the extra fabric involved in creating the detail, you might assume retailers would jump at the chance to pop a premium price tag on these key pieces but it doesn’t seem to have happened all that much. Plus, any excuse to keep adding items to my wardrobe…
Where do I think the ruffles trend is going next? Well, we’ve already seen it progress from fancy tops to flared trousers (I haven’t tried any out personally, but have seen some fellow fashion bloggers rocking them on Insta) and, as with most trends, I’m sure it will end up pretty much everywhere before it fades away. For now though, I’m enjoying it a huge amount!
I must also give a shout out to the amazing Liam at Trevor Sorbie in Manchester for my curly locks! I attended a fabulous event there with Boohoo on Thursday night and he worked his magic on my hair – even after sleeping on it, there’s still some gorgeous shape and texture going on. I was tempted to try and poach him so he could do my hair every morning (not sure he would have accepted my wage offer of witty banter and really good cups of coffee, though).
Ruffled Top: Zara
Jeans: River Island
Shoes: Francesca’s Las Vegas (in store)
Have you been loving or hating the ruffles trend this spring/summer season? I would love to know!