Ruffling It Up
Whenever I am back in New York City, I get antsy to shop for the next “it” piece. It’s like I have been let out of fashion jail and all of a sudden I go crazy like a mad women in the shopping stores scouring for cute clothes to satisfy my fashion crave. Seattle has limited choices in this department, so you can see how desperate I was to shop for myself and seeking inspiration for work.
One of the first stores I visited was Zara in midtown. The store was massive and had three floors of the trendiest pieces compared to the one in Seattle. The first thing that caught my eye was this tropical printed ruffle shirt. I love a button down shirt as a classic staple and this addressed the trend all in one top. I’ve seen so much ruffles on this trip, from tees, pants, skirts and jackets. I started to notice this trend after the last Spring fashion shows and written about it on this post. Ladies and (some) Gents, there is no slowing down on ruffles and they’re tons of versions out there. You’ll easily find one that suits you the best. I wore mine with Levi’s skinny cropped jeans I bought from Value Village a few months ago and styled it here.
Everything I saw on my shopping crawl was either ruffles or over embellished with the cutest adornments. The satin sandals, which I also purchased from Zara, had these little crystal pineapples decorated on top that went perfectly with the tropical print shirt. Throughout the day, I either had compliments on my shoes or my top. Sounds like I’m on the right track!
I found these cute little orange cube earrings from & Other Stories, a massive two story building chain store from Stockholm. Everything was around $150 or less. Can you imagine the amount of excitement I was in?! I wish there was one in Seattle.
Here are some ruffle pieces that I currently love. Enjoy!
1.Catherine Cather Malandrino Shirtdress 2. Topshop Peplum Skirt 3. Topshop Ruffle Waist Gingham Trousers 4. Self-Portrait Asymmetrical Top 5. Leith Ruffle Sleeve Sweater 6. Harvey Faircloth Field Jacket 7. Milly Culottes 8. Topshop Gingham Top