For The Frill Of It

Let’s get real cutesy for a minute. Sometimes it’s nice to get in touch with our feminine side - especially as Spring approaches.

A chic way to embrace the girl within is to show off with a little ruffle. However, ruffles can go from flirty to resembling something like your grandmother’s nightgown real quick. Think more Sofia Vergara and less 8th grade dance when determining your ruffled look.

When it comes to dresses, own your ruffled dress: don’t let it wear you. Alice + Olivia knows how to do a woman’s body justice. Accentuating all the right areas, strategically placing ruffles for modern femininity, Alice + Olivia's ruffled dresses are red hot right now.

Off the Shoulder Ruffle dressRuffled lace mini dressfyffke skeeve futted sweater dress

And, everyone’s new favorite designer, Self Portrait, knows how to bring on the drama. Self Portrait’s ruffled garments are more like works of art, and they definitely deserve their moment in the spotlight.

Glitter Mesh Asymmetric frill DressMetallic Jacquard Frill TopDevor Wrap Dress

These deconstructed dresses are so stunning that wearing an embellished flat instead of a heel still looks sexy.

Romy Glitter FlatsStellar Embroidered Velvet Backless Flat

Rebecca Taylor is another designer that takes ruffled blouses to next level chic. Her cropped styles are gorgeous, and if you have the confidence, they pair excellent with wide leg pants and trousers, think last post.

Dragonfly Ruffle Cropped TopStrapless Tiered Ruffle crop top

Equally as important as your top, is your handbag. Because ruffles tell such a strong story, keep your bag on the smaller side. It’s going to be Spring/Summer soon, so think light and fun.

Small Top Handle BagCate Leather Small Shoulder BagRockstud Small Flap Top Shoulder Bag

With all this fabulousness, you can keep your shoes on the simple side. BUT, if you’re going out with your fanciest friends and want to turn up the drama, by all means go for a bold embellished heel. It might seem overkill, but it actually balances out the outfit quite well. Also, because your purse is simple in design, the shoes work here. Everyone deserves their best Sex and the City moment, and with a little frill and flirty sandal, you’re ready for yours.

Block Heel Velvet PumpsCrystal Embellished Point Toe Velvet Pumps