By August I am oft-bored of my clothes (urg – I’m sick of them!) – because we’re coming to the very end of the season, the shops are selling off their tired spring/summer collections and the pull of fresh new trends is real! One romantic-but-doesn’t-have-to-be-too-girly trend that has translated from the Rodarte and Marc Jacobs catwalks onto the high street is the fabulous frills and ruffles story. Now, stick with me – this is one of my favourite trends and I believe it can work for you – even if you’re a committed minimalist or straight- up tomboy. I love to embellish but I don’t think any further frills are necessary when wearing this trend, you don’t want to look too frothy and frippery so it’s worth thinking about how you plan to
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The More Minimal Frill
You like clean lines and fuss-free shapes meaning a cool and crisp shirt/ top with a suggestion of a frill is perfect. This overlapping peplum top from COS is so fresh and easy-to-wear; simply replace your white shirt.
The Pretty Frill
You are thrilled that pink is having a real moment this autumn (have you got your dusty pink duster coat from last year ready?) and although you love vintage accents you don;t want to go fully retro; this jacquard top by Topshop Boutique is as modern as it is elegant.
The Sharp Statement Frill
You’re as excited about a sharp ruffle as you are to show off a statement boots under a cropped flare. Curves and arcs in a stiff fabric is the only way you want to frill and this head-turning red and white tee from Marni is ideal.
The Full-On Flocked Frill
On thinking of Victoria Beckham’s take on this trend I thought thought it would be serious and sophisticated – NOT in a flocked strawberry print blouse! This is not for ruffle-and-print shy wallflowers.
The Fucking Perfect Frill
And then there is the ruffled sweatshirt which I think ticks everyone’s boxes (no – just mine?): it is a simple boxy shape, neutral navy which makes it part of your A/W uniform and loose in a way that works with wide legs – making it f**king perfect for autumn. Thanks MSGM!
How do you want to ruffle and frill?