Hello style lovers! Let’s talk about the ruffled sleeves trend. I know you have seen these bold ruffles all year on the runways to your favorite retail stores. If you are not a fan, sad to break it to you that this trend is here to stay for the fall and winter season. If you have already gotten on board, then read on if you want to master the art of wearing these 70’s inspired sleeves.
Once relegated to your grandma’s outdated wardrobe, bold frills and ruffles are making a comeback, but thankfully, with a modern twist that can easily work for every and any occasion. Now, I will admit, pulling off these statement sleeves can be tricky. If not done correctly, you can certainly look clownish. But, paired with the right pieces, you will look amazingly stylish, polished and oh so chic.
I have to say that I am in love with this trend. I will tell you why. These bold sleeves simply stands out. I am all about having unique pieces that makes a statement without me even having to say a word. Additionally, tops with dramatic sleeve adds more character to the look and can take a casual outfit to an exceptional look. If you want to give this trend a go, start out with neutrals, so that the texture and layers can do all the talking.
Because this trend can add lots of volume to your look, my favorite way to wear the trend is to pair ruffles with a sleeker bottom piece, like a great pair of skinny jeans, a mini skirt, or leg-lengthening heels if you’re wearing a dress. In this post, I paired my ruffle sleeve top with these tapered leg pants. In general, you should try to keep the focus on the sleeves and go for a minimal look with your other pieces.
I found this gorgeous gingham ruffled blouse from Shein.com for $21. A great price for a great piece wouldn’t you agree? I love the gingham print as an alternative and welcomed second option to stripes.
As mentioned above, I paired the ruffle blouse with these tapered white slacks from Express for under $30 on sale. It came with it’s own cloth belt, but for this look, I opted for my black leather belt that I got from an estate sale for $1.
I completed this look with this gorgeous floral clutch. I have had this clutch for years now, and it still is a staple in my wardrobe for print mixing. I found this $6 clutch online at Aliexpress. While I have ordered from them sparingly, I absolutely love this clutch. Since black and white always goes well with a pop of red, I opted for my black and red thrifted Nine West pumps. I thrifted these pumps for $9 at a Goodwill in San Diego.
Have you reached for a ruffled blouse yet?