Trend Sportter :: Big Ruffels & Small Gingham

Hello, my friends! I was just browsing spring / summer clothing online and the amount of off-shoulder offerings is borderline offensive! What sees to be a fresh and cool idea two years ago, is now so saturated that you might literally rubbing shoulders with someone on the street for you are both wearing off-shoulder tops. ;D Off-shoulder will continue to have its place in your summer wardrobe, though, just you might feel it is more appropriate at the beach next year this time.

Then what is the next big fashion wave, you ask? Frankly, I can’t tell! The longer I’ve been blogging, the lesser I am leaning into trends for my clothing choices but rather the way I style outfits. If I can sport a trend with what’s already in my closet, I will, instead of adding a new piece just for that reason. But if I don’t have an existing piece and I am obsessed with the trend, I will ask the following questions before pulling the trigger:
– Will I still wear it even if it is no longer in fashion?
– Can I style it at least three to four ways?
– Do I like the fabric?
– Is the fit complimentary?

The skirt I am wearing today passed such “questionnaire”. Yes, big ruffles and gingham might be popular this year, maybe even the next, the layering of the ruffles and the texture of the fabric, make this skirt moves like no other. It sure will be a fun and feminine piece to have for many years to come.isaarfen-2 isaarfen-4 isaarfen-9

To keep all the attention on the skirt, and in an effort to make it office-friendly, I paired with a simple black blazer with a raise back design to maximize the exposure of the ruffles. The silk “came” is actually a slip dress. For a more conservative office environment, a blouse would be good alternative. I’d also pair with ruffled or lace blouse for elevated elegance and party-ready look.isaarfen-10isaarfen-20

Small bag and simple, elegant pumps are also chosen to give the lime light to the dress. For a weekend look, I’d pair with sneaks, block heel sandals and relaxed jacket such as denim and suede.isaarfen-16 isaarfen-18

Thank you so much for reading! Until my next post!

Outfit Details:

Helmut Lang jacket<on sale here>;
Isa Arfen skirt <more sizes>;
Reformation slip <worn as top>;
Saint Laurent bag;
Gianvito Rossi shoes <on sale>;
Jennifer Zeuner necklace;


6 comments on “Trend Sportter :: Big Ruffels & Small Gingham

  1. danxuan

    you rock the skirt!

    1. petiteflower

      Thank you dearly, my friend!

    1. petiteflower

      You need it, Carrie! would go perfectly with your Johanna top, too!

  2. Nathalie

    The skirt is so beautiful and it suits you very well. That’s part of why I love your style so much – you’re much more daring than the average person and you always pull it off.

    xo, Nathalie

    1. petiteflower

      Aww thank you Nathalie! I love trying new things so you bet I’d be first in line if there is a new trend that I’m intrigued. 😀