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Dare I say that ruffles are transcending into a wardrobe staple?

Once in a while, I come across a trend that’s so eye-catching that I just can’t wait to overdose on it! Yes, that means that everything I have purchased of late has some sense of a ruffle be it on the neckline, hem, sleeve or even in the form of a more delicate flouncy pleat.

I love ruffles because they have the power to lift the simplest of pieces, thus transforming the plainest of outfits. Whether it’s the frill on the hem of a pant or unexpectedly peeking out of a skirt’s waistline, ruffles are whimsy and hardworking; my kind of fashion staple.

Alongside ruffles, a sea of navy and tan have washed over the clothing rails which is a fool-proof palette to explore a trend overdose. A Jacquard Ruffle Hem dress ($249, Veronika Maine) is the effortlessly chic statement piece that you can wear well into the summer months with varying footwear options for day (Reece Sneaker $119.95, Nine West ) and night. A simple navy dress can take on a prim connotation all too quickly, but not when styled with chunky white trainers and a structured tote (Music Bar Bag $99.95, Nine West). This look is pure weekend goals!

For your next occasion or night out, the Gorgette Shirred combination (Top $199, Skirt $299, Veronika Maine) is sure to turn heads. Pair with a pastel or nude pump (Via Pump $159.95, Nine West) to complete your attention-grabbing ensemble and if you’re feeling edgy, a waistline is a good point to add a functioning point of interest (Reptile Belt Bag $49.95, Sheike).

Marrying two of the season’s famed trends, ruffled animal print clothing seems to be everywhere this season. From leopard to snakeskin prints, ruffles are what compliment the statement pattern.  Elevate these edgy prints with your accessory choices for a rebellious yet refined aesthetic.

Have fun with this statement-making trend!

Christie Sutherland has quickly become renowned as one of Queensland’s fashion authorities. Hailing from South Africa, Christie started her career at Bauer Magazines and her eye for detail and hard work quickly saw her ascend to becoming the youngest ever Editor of Style Magazines. Presiding over innumerable photo shoots with international brands, photographers and models has lead Christie into an exciting new phase of her career a freelance professional, becoming fashion ambassador for Treasury Brisbane through to styling Ralph Lauren’s national season launches to name a few. Always the consummate professional Christie is at home hosting events, styling shoots and producing cutting edge content.

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