Philly Bloggers Style The Ruffle Trend



This past month, a group of six bloggers got together (on the coldest/windiest day in recorded history) and turned Philly into the city of sisterly love. This shoot was a very spur of the moment thing, but I think for such short notice, everyone kind of rocked it. We plan on doing these shoots monthly with a different trend/theme to style each time. For this shoot we focused on styling one of Spring '17's biggest trends: Ruffles. 








Since everyone's commentary of their own outfits will be featured in Philly Streats Magazine as well as their own blogs, I thought I'd do a little commentary of my own in my personal post. Below you can find everyone's outfit details and similar items you can purchase to recreate the look!




E.M. Ricchini | @EMRicchini


E.M. and I had very similar tops, but each put our own personal spin on the way we styled. I loved her color palette pairing the blue + white pinstriped top with the navy wide-leg trousers, and the white pumps were a great touch! I really liked how the choker added a little edge, and complimented the bag, as well. I absolutely love this look, and I might even have to try and recreate it myself some day.

Superb job, as usual.


Top: Unitiques - Similar: Revolve | Zara

Pants: ASOS

Shoes: Dolce Vita

Bag: Zara

Choker: ASOS




Priyanka Setty | @paintthetownchic


I absolutely love this top that Pri chose for her look. I am all about wide, ruffle-shouldered tops lately. This top is so simple, but the very subtle ruffle detail makes it trendy. I love that the skirt has a little bit of a shine to it, I think it adds a nice touch of excitement to the outfit. Super cool that she chose to style ruffles on a sweater!


Top: H&M

Skirt: H&M

Shoes: Zooshoo

Bag: Victoria's Secret

I couldn't find her exact sweater so here are some similar options from H&M:

sheen | viscose | sweater (plus)




Sarah Moore | @smoorelovin


First of all, how cute is her blog name. Second of all, I love the way she chose to style her outfit. Ruffles aren't usually layered, so I think it's pretty unique the way Sarah chose to style her ruffled piece. I really love how she layered her ruffled piece underneath another top, giving off extreme pirate vibes, but in the best way!


White tank: Nastygal

Grey Top: Daily Look

Pants: Show Me Your Mumu

Lariat necklace: Luv AJ | Choker: Nastygal




susan padron | @susanpadronstylist


Susan purchased this dress from one of my favorite Philly boutiques, The Geisha House. This shop has amazing stuff from local Los Angeles retailers to For Love and Lemons. If you live in the Philly area, I definitely suggest checking it out. I love the sleeves on this dress, and I also really like how the mesh is incorporated. The pop of color with the red shoes is a great touch. 

Dress: The Geisha House (local Philly shop)

Sunnies: Styles For Miles (local Philly shop)

Heels: Michael Khors





Guru Kaur | @modaninja


To be honest, I'm a little envious that Guru's color scheme. I'm not usually a pink person, but I'm really loving the pink pants and fuzzy pink jacket. Hats of to Guru for even incorporating ruffles into her bag, I think that is so awesome, and the little pink detailing makes it go so well with the rest of the ensemble. She did such a fantastic job styling the ruffle trend and I can't wait to see her outfit for the next shoot!


Top: Forever New

Jacket: Primark

Pants: Topshop

Shoes: ASOS

Bag: SimitriDesigns

If you're looking for a fur jacket similar to this style - Pretty Little Thing has some great faux fur pieces!





Kelsey McKee | @bellsxwhistles

I absolutely hated the way I looked in my picture & I refuse to put it up. So, here's an outfit I put together with the same top in a shoot later that week.

As I said earlier, this shoot was very spur of the moment, and I honestly wasn't 100% happy with my outfit choice. I loved the top, and I especially loved how it rolled three trends into one shirt - ruffles, gingham & statement sleeves.

I did a shoot later that week featuring pieces from Vagabond, and I really loved this top styled under this Native Youth jumpsuit. I threw on some fishnets underneath and finished the look off with my Silent D loafers from Free People. 



Top | Jumpsuit | Loafers




Words can't describe how much I love the unexpected and pairing opposites. Denim ruffles? YES. Leather ruffles? YES. When we think of ruffles we think of them as flowy and frilly and soft. Taking something extremely feminine (ruffles) and incorporating a fabric that's very edgy, cool and a tougher fabric (like denim and/or leather), creates a great balance, and adds a certain uniqueness to a garment, outfit, fabric, etc.

I also really love pairing trends with other trends. I feel like these gingham ruffled trousers from Zara were made just for me because they are sooo my style and I am obsessed. I think these would go great paired with a sheer/mesh top, a leather jacket and these olive pointed-toe glove boots from Tony Bianco...or the blue velvet ones...or the slate...I DON'T KNOW I CAN'T DECIDE. (Not crying as I type this because I wish I could afford that outfit - just to clarify).

P.S. Little tip - if you're searching for ruffled pieces on Zara, make sure to type in "frills" instead of "ruffles". Many more options come up.


It was so great to meet all these beautiful ladies in person. We see each other's posts in the PHL Bloggers Facebook group all the time, so it was a pleasure to finally get to work with such wonderful girl bosses in real life. Besides the terrible wind and -37651873 degree weather, it was so much fun getting together with fellow bloggers, and seeing how everyone chose to style their ruffle-themed outfits. We're planning to do this every month, and next month's styling shoot is floral themed. YAY. I cannot wait to see what everyone comes up with (to be honest, pretty interested to see what I come up with myself), so make sure to check back in for the next PHL Bloggers style post! (Special thank you to E.M.'s husband @brendenshaver for being our photographer)



PAINT THE TOWN CHIC - Priyanka Setty

LARK & LACE - E.M. Ricchini


SMOORE LOVIN' - Sarah Moore

MODA NINJA - Guru Kaur