Ruffles, Ruffles Everywhere

There are a few styles of clothing that are just “Rachel”. In middle school, I had a huge collection of cloth headbands that I rotated each day. I probably had 20 or more, each in a different color or pattern. (I didn’t know how to deal with curly hair, ok?) In high school, my go-to’s were band tees from the latest concert I went to, t-shirts with fun sayings or puns on them, and scoop-neck tops.

In fact, my style was so “Rachel” that a classmate once chatted me on AOL Instant Messenger over Christmas break asking me if I bought a certain pink-and-green striped sweater from Old Navy. In fact, yes, I had purchased the sweater with my Christmas money. Said classmate said, “I knew it. I saw it in the store and knew it was a Rachel sweater.” Freaky stuff.

What’s my signature style now? I guess it’s cardigans with a cute print, solid blouses in jewel tones, striped anything, and floral sundresses. While looking through my closet recently and moving out the summer clothes to make room for fall and winter items, I noticed another “Rachel” style: ruffles.

Whether it’s a ruffled blouse or a dress with a simple ruffle accent, I have quite a few of these in my closet. A girl likes what a girl likes I guess, right? Lucky for me, ruffles are all over the place. A simple search for “ruffle” on returns almost 3,000 matches.

No one has the time go through 3,000 items, so here are a few of my favorites.

ruffle trend 2017 2018


Tops:  SheIn Pink Layered Ruffle Sleeve Sweater  |  Chelsea28 Ruffle Top  |  WAYF Micah Ruffle Top  |  Lush Textured Ruffle Blouse   

Dresses:  Maggy London Ruffle Lace Sheath Dress  |  Soprano Ruffle Sleeve Shift Dress  |  Charles Henry Tiered Ruffle Sleeve Dress   

Sweaters & Jackets:  Kate Spade New York Twill Peacoat  |  J.O.A. Oversized Ruffle Trim Bomber  |  Hinge Ruffle Cardigan

Shoes:  Lewit Lucina Ankle Strap Sandal  |  Seychelles Quake Slip-On Sneaker  |  Louise Et Cie Haze Bootie

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