Whether Mother Nature wants to admit it or not, spring is officially here.It's time to stow away unflattering winter parkas and pursue those sought-after spring looks. However, after looking at dozens of collections, it's difficult to nail down some of most prominent trends. Never to fear, ladies and gent, that's why I'm here. Okay, I didn't mean for that rhyme. Over the next few weeks, I will highlight one major trend each week and show you how to rock it off the runway.
Ruffles are making a comeback, and not in the traditional flamenco dancer way (except if you're looking at Balenciaga's collection). This season is all about placing the girlish frippery in unexpected areas. From Chloé's rippled collars, to Acne's funky jacket to Gareth Pugh's tousled shirt, this trend offers an edgy twist on feminine fashion. The rebirth of ruffles sends a message: traditional menswear is so out. On the contrary, the markets and public alike are demanding traditional silhouettes with a bit of pizazz. So you're officially sold on the concept, but how do you master this trend? Just follow my easy rules and check out my favorite ruffled pieces!
|Alice + Olivia|
No matter what ruffled piece you decide to wear, you must follow these two rules:
- Sport a bright hue. As much as I to don black ensembles, it's spring! If you're afraid of color, simply sport a neutral shade.
- Make your ruffled piece the focal point of your ensemble. Otherwise, it will just be too much!
So what do you think of this trend? Sound off below!