STYLE OF THE WEEK: Ruffle and Flow

While some Fashionistas are strutting their stuff down the catwalks in New York City, others are showing off their style here in oxford. A prominent theme among the Donna Karen, Marc Jacobs, and Michael Kors collections this year is the elegant touches of ruffles. Whenever I think of ruffles I think of a girl that’s flirty, feminine and sophisticated.

On a dreary fall day, it was easy to spot this Fashionista’s ruffles on campus! I love the bold color and ruffle detail on her dress from the Rachel Roy collection found at Macy’s. The bright pink definitely makes a statement; this Fashionista stands out against a fall backdrop. The cinched waist under the ruffles gives the dress a very flattering shape and accentuates her figure. Her Steve Madden sandals even have some ruffle detail to balance out her look. This Fashionista also kept things very simple in the accessories department so as to not take away from the details of the dress or create a look that’s too busy.

The best thing about ruffles is they never go out of season! Ruffles can also be incorporated into any piece in your wardrobe. If you can’t find a dress like this one, try pairing a ruffled shirt with a fitted high-waisted skirt or vice-versa, a skirt with ruffle detail and a fitted top! Check out Forever 21 and Revolve Clothing for some fabulous finds incorporating ruffles. If you are looking to liven up your boring business wardrobe, invest in a ruffled blouse like this one from Victoria’s Secret. It can be worn alone or under a blazer and will spice up an otherwise boring business suit.

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