A few weeks ago I bought this shirt at H&M and told you all about it. The time has come to show you how I’m going to style it. As I said in the other post, I’m not a huge fan of ruffles usually, so this shirt is the exception. One of the problems I’ve found with anything ruffley is that it makes me look like a little kid playing dress up. That’s the great thing about this ruffle shirt – it somehow makes me look sophisticated. I’ve done two looks; one for work and the other for a casual brunch or get together with friends at the bar.
Here’s the first look. I find it quite pretty and ladylike for work. The pumps give it a bit of an edge since they’re not a boring black and help ground the ruffles. They don’t look as girly as they could be if I had paired the outfit with a pump that might have a bow.
You can’t tell, but I was freezing my tooshie off! I didn’t know it was only 44 outside when I went out to take these pics. The day before it was almost like spring so I went out without a coat. Bad idea. I couldn’t feel my hands after I finished with these pics. That’s why I ended up inside for the other look.
Without further ado… here’s the casual take on the ruffle shirt.
Throwing on a pair of ripped jeans makes the shirt seem more like a t-shirt with ruffles rather than an uptight blouse. The reason I chose these booties was because I wanted to look ready to go out on the town. A heel always says party to me. I honestly think these are Shoemint Booties! Remember that site? Since they’re not longer around, I’d try these or these because they’re really different. You could also throw on your Adidas or pompom (and these) kicks and it would look chill and like you’re not trying at all.
What do you guys think of the idea of ruffle shirts? Yea or nay? Let us know in the comments below! I’d love to hear what you think.
Outfit 1: Shirt: H&M | Skirt: Ann Taylor (similar) | Shoes: Sam Edelman
Outfit 2: Shirt: H&M | Jeans: Gap | Shoes: Shoemint (no longer available try these)