How do you know when you are stuck in a fashion rut? It's when you've taken your four or five go-to outfits out of the closet and everything left in the closet has collected a layer of dust because nothing goes with boyfriend jeans and lucite mules. Well, not to worry- ruffles are here to save the day! When we say ruffles, think less Katy Perry at the 2017 Met Gala (that little misstep landed her on numerous “worst dressed” lists) and more Beyonce’ strutting her stuff in Roberto Cavali’s iconic, yellow dress featured in Lemonade. Are we on the same page? Good. Keep reading to find out 3 reasons why you should follow in Beyonce’s footsteps and add more ruffles to your closet.
1. You want more versatility in your closet
The easiest way to take an outfit from “grocery run” to “glam ready” is to add a statement piece. I’m not talking statement necklaces but rather statement – and staple – ruffle pieces. If you’re looking for a foolproof way to add a touch of class and femininity to your wardrobe, then look no further. Ruffles date back to Victorian times when they were quite frequently equated with royalty. Whether you’re rocking a subtle hem on the bottom of a jersey dress or full on ruffled sleeves under a leather vest, you can take your style to the next level with this simple addition to your repertoire.
2. You need low-effort ways to dress up an outfit
So, it’s finally time to meet your girls for the dinner that you’ve rescheduled 3 times because you had nothing to wear (and may have been in the middle of a serious Netflix marathon). You look in your closet and, again, find yourself wondering if you can cancel without becoming “the flaky friend”. Or maybe you agreed to an after-work-drinks-thing with your favorite coworker but suddenly feel like your standard work-wear is not the ideal day-to-night attire.
Don’t fret, friend. You’re not alone. With a few simple swaps you’ll be on your way in no time. Replacing a simple button-down with a ruffle blouse is an easy way to dress up your work attire with minimal effort.
Trade in your go-to LBD for a RLBD (ruffled little black dress) instead. Still simple and sexy. No fuss, more frills!
Even your athleisurewear can be spruced up by the addition of an oversized sweater with ruffle details. And let’s face it ladies, we need to spruce up our athleisure style. The trend started with the best of intentions but, somehow, we ended up in souvenir tank tops and yoga pants. So spruce, we shall!
3. You’re ready for a style overhaul
News flash::: a fashion rut simply means it’s time to change up your style. Imagine you are a caterpillar going through a fashion metamorphosis and now it’s time to shed your cocoon. The best way to overhaul your style is to try trends that are normally outside of your comfort zone. It may feel a bit odd at first but once you catch a glimpse of yourself in a ruffle hoodie dress you may never go back. Game changer!
After reading this, if you still aren’t convinced- check out our ruffles collection and just try not to fall in love with every fun, frilly item on the site.