Summer Trend: Ruffles, Tassels, and Upcycled Blouses

This trend started out as a fashion-forward hispanic take on sleek office attire – blue collars upcycled with ruffles and rouches – but it’s slowly melding into mainstream tastes in patterns and casual ware. 

We’ve seen Miley Cyrus using the style as a nod towards her country routes, Gigi Hadid rock sheer plazzo’s, and Kendal Jenner… get pulled through a hedge backwards? Either way, we’re jonesing over deconstructed formal wear this season. 


Bloomingdale’s

 

Lucy Paris Marie | $68

Bloomingdale’s covers all bases with their collection with a work-suitable mini skirt, and a confidently NSFW shoulder-less cami-cum-blouse.

 Aqua’s golden hassle earrings might remind you of Great Aunt May’s curtain ties, but you’ll forget all about that when they’re paired with a simple white top and casual up-do.  

Finally, Kate Spade offers slip-on chic with wooden-soled sandals finished with a kiltie fringe.

Bardot Paloma | $79.00
Aqua | $28.00
Kate Spade New York | $168.00

Zara

 

 Skort with Bow | $29.90 
With this European fashion giant comes the deconstruction of the white shirt. This multiposition top works as a regular long-sleeve, button-up blouse, a shoulder-less top, or a spaghetti strap vest. So basically, Zara’s got you covered for whatever event.

 Despite starting life as formal attire, you’d have to be brave to wear these pieces to work, but the coral skort with an oversized loose bow says frapé in the park, please. 

Bit too adventurous for your taste? Have a look at Macy’s collection below.

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Multiposition Poplin Shirt | $49.90 
Tunic with Puffy Sleeves | $69.90 
Slides with Silver | $29.90 

Macy’s

 

Marled Ruffled Off-Shoulder Blouse | $21.99 

Macy’s offers a maturer, more reserved selection that works in the office and at home. The pale shades and delicate ripples make me think of pink champagne and twinkling lights on a balmy evening. 

Also, the loose, shoulder-less designs are great if you’re body conscious but want to show some skin.

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 Alfani Cold-Shoulder | $29.99 
Alfani Off-The-Shoulder | $39.99 
Cupio by Cable and Gauge | $29.99 

ASOS

 

One Shoulder Ruffle Cami | $72.00
We bring it back to summer fun with ASOS’s festival friendly collection. The pastel pink sequinned cami echoes the recent unicorn frenzy that took over the world, but is sweet enough to get away with it.

Most of the ruffle designs at ASOS are made with premium cotton, which is really exciting for those of us who favor the cooling, soft effect of natural fibres, and they don’t lose any of that girlish charm because the folds fall perfectly!

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Premium Cotton Ruffle | $60.00 
Asymmetric Cotton Ruffle Top | $48.00 
Wrap Midi Skirt | $28.00 

ModCloth

 

Ruffly and Ready to Go | $44.99 

ModCloth is known for offering alternative takes on fashion trends, which is reflected here by building on the 1950s accents such as the A-line dress, shoulder-less swimsuit, and bright white jumpsuit. 

With domestic shipping about to expire, you’d best get a wriggle on and find the ruffles that suit you!

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Eventful Elation Jumpsuit in White | $150.00 


Inclined to Impress Maxi Dress | $79.99 
Getaway Forays One-Piece | $149.99 

Find more from this season’s trend in our ‘Ruffles, Tassles, and Upcycled Blouses‘ collection.

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