It can be challenging to wear ruffles when you are in my mature age bracket, and when you are short statured. But that does not mean one can not do it. Here I am layering a textured jacket, over the ruffles, to bring in the line and make sure the ruffles do not overwhelmed this outfit, or me!
Having seen the runway photos of late, the ruffles trend for 2015 is going strong. One can wear it many ways, to a full-on ruffled gown, to a handbag with ruffles, or even a scarf. You can do the ruffles trend for 2015 in ways that suit your own fashion sensibility, and manage to keep the proportions correct, for you.
I like the ivory jacket I added to this. It adds texture, and mitigates what could be, an overly ruffled effect.
As usual I am adding many other elements to this: the silk organza covered studs of my jacket, the sparkle of my necklace, the long and lean line of my Paige denim, ( no patches for this one!) and my simple pale pink, almost nude raffia and leather peep toes. I wore MY D&G sunnies to protect my eyes.
I have worn this cropped jacket many times. But I still can not make out the label as it is all done in lace. Here is a photo of the top and bottom of the jacket. I found it at LVIS in East Hampton.
I like the mix of floral added with my rose printed leather bag by Kenneth Cole. It reminds me of the Chanel Camelia designs. Mixing plaid with floral is also fun, especially since this plaid is so subtle. Unfortunately you can not see my necklace too well here, and it lost two stones on the trip home. So I will show you a necklace that I have worn with this another time, that I made myself. First, though, one last photo of most of the outfit, at closer range.
It is made of yellow quartz, iolite briolettes and a small diamond bar that came from a broken earring! I am also showing the ring I wore, which I got at a dollar store! ( yes, this outfit runs the gamut from couture to designer, to the dollar store - I am an equal opportunity shopper!) Here is a close-up of the necklace; the back with clasp, and ring.
The clasp was made with two pave circles from another broken earring, and I used them so I could adjust the length. I love to find ways to use what I have! Here is a photo of the front of the necklace.
The stones are yellow quartz in natural shapes, and the iolite briolettes flash black, grey, and and bits of pink! I liked the mix of textures, smooth and faceted, as well as the mix of colors. I imagine you already know how much I love to add dashes of the unexpected in what I wear each day!
I am enjoying this season's "new" offerings, and I love the ruffles trend for 2015. But I do caution to choose well and stay true to your own fashion sensibilities. Awkward is never in season, and this trend can be slippery this way. You can even see THAT on the runway!
Here is a photo collage of some close-ups from what I was wearing in Mexico, on a perfectly sunny day, that I just had to revisit! Burr, it is cold today!
So- the ruffles trend for 2015, are you IN or are you OUT. If you are in, how will you wear it? Stay warm!