Romantic Ruffles

I have an important math equation I need to share with you today. Ruffles + Mom Jeans = The Most Incredible Mix Ever. (Still confused as to why these are the type of equations they don’t teach in algebra…)

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock somewhere you will be well aware that the 80s are big this season. Now for me, that makes me a little bit more happy than it really should but what can I say, it really floats my boat.

With this in mind and as comfy and relaxed as I love to dress, there’s something about the classic and preppy silhouettes that manage to get me out of the laid-back look and into more of a button-up mindset. And I love it. I came across this ruffled plaid shirt while shopping at TopShop on SALE (#shocker) and instantly knew it deserved a spot in my plaid shirts collection!

We’ve seen the ruffle trend start to crop up in this year’s styles, and the way it’s executed in this casual shirt is nothing short of flawless! And given the price point, it’s a piece I can’t recommend highly enough. I’ve owned mine for a few weeks now, and it already became one of the most reached-for items in my closet!

Nothing like a few exaggerated, ruffled-details to take your typical plaid shirt to the next level, no? I kept it casual and comfy with my favorite jeans and (surprisingly) comfortable shoes, but love that you can dress it up with a black leather mini skirt and booties for a night out!

Next up? The bottoms:

In my wardrobe a good outfit revolves around a good pair of jeans. Denim is a staple for me whether it’s black skinny jeans in Winter (who am I kidding, black skinny jeans all year round), a bleached boyfriend fit for Spring or ripped cut offs in Summer… I LOVE IT ALL!

And you know those incredible Pinterest pins of that girl in that perfect messy bun bundled up in that cool, chic cardigan and perfect Mom jeans? The ones that never click through to the exact outfit? (Or the secret on how to get that perfect messy bun? Still haven’t figured that one out.) I couldn’t help but think of that when I tried those pants… and it’s no secret that I am low-key obsessed with this high waisted, slightly slouchy but structured style and these light wash distressed pair are the perfect fit! They have the feeling of making an effort while being comfortable which is a cunning trick, right?!

Another piece I’m loving in this ensemble? These fun, black shoes! They were too cute and different to say no to, and the second I tried them on, I knew I’d made a great decision! They are the perfect pair to take you from day to night. They’re also really elongating – always a plus!

So I say YES to embracing the retro trend this season and I’m wishing all of you a fabulous start to your short week! 🙂

Outfit Details:

Ruffled Shirt | Mom fit Jeans | Bag | Fedora | Shoes