I don’t know if you guys have noticed, but I wear a lot of jeans and boots in my everyday life. A brief encounter with the Style section of the blog shows that this mainly comes at the expense of dresses, skirts and other forms of feminine wear. I don’t know why that is — some people have their security-blanket in the form of their hair; I have mine in the form of quasi-masculine, mildly-boring street style casual wear. It’s my thing.
Sometimes, though, even this casual lady needs a bit of a style lift. Enter in: the white ruffled blouse.
SORRY FOR ALL THE WRINKLES. I have no excuse except I hate ironing.
In case you’ve been sleeping under a rock and/or watching 7 series of Gilmore Girls in one sitting (a.k.a me), ruffles are everywhere for AW16. And while some high street takes veer into frou-frou territory, there are a select few tops that are sartorially on point, with just enough ruffle to make you feel elegant, stylish and put-together — with literally no effort. Paired with denim, a white ruffled blouse also adds a bit of drama and flair to an otherwise
basic classic outfit.
My version — by Navy London (available at ASOS) — is, to me, the perfect amount of ruffle-to-blouse ratio. It has just enough frill to look dressy, complete with a tie neck harkening to the 60’s/70’s trend that’s been permeating the high street this season.
What I’m Wearing
| Blouse: Navy London at ASOS | Jeans: H&M | Coat: M&S (see my picks of the best coats) | Boots: M&S |
And okay, while it does have a bit of a 17th-century-puritan-schoolteacher look (am I the only one that sees that in the bib?), it’s just quirky enough actually look interesting and purposeful.
I’ve paired it with navy denim, my favourite long-length coat in a classic grey-and-white and a pair of heeled chelsea boots, which fits the nostalgic look of the blouse.
Want more ruffle inspiration?
Firstly, make sure you’re following me on Pinterest, where I’m constantly posting street-style fashion.
In addition to that, here are some pictures of others looking much more stylish than I do rocking the ruffle:
And finally, fashion-inspo brand Sheerluxe (whom I LOVE) have two posts about just the thing: a roundup of the best white ruffles on the market and the best black ruffles (my top even ends up in the white one). Pick your poison.