Ruffles and big sleeves…just a trend?

the lane bike

Easter, the most sacred time of the year. A time with family and friends.

We decided to head up to the Adelaide Hills to see the beautiful Autumn leaves and check out a few wineries. And oh my, were they impressive!


Shaw and Smith


stripe top standing bike

I never thought ruffles would back in such a big way. And I am so excited! Ruffles are surprisingly flattering! They add volume around the wrists, and cinch where needed and therefore helps to create a beautiful balance.

This top is by Slide Show and was very reasonably priced. But what I really appreciate about this top is that it’s made out of cotton and not polyester. Cotton is a lot more breathable than Polyester, and will last a lot longer. Price doesn’t always denote quality. Be sure to always look at the composition to understand what you are paying for.

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I teamed this Slide Show top with a casual looking pair of jeans from Ted Baker, tan stilettos from Tony Bianco and red earrings from Miss Martini. And I don’t go anywhere without my Tom Ford sunglasses!

stripe top leg up

So, are ruffles and flared sleeves just a trend? Ruffles always seem to make an appearance on spring/summer dresses in some way or another. But ruffles seen on this top make a much bigger statement. Despite this, due to how flattering it is, ruffles may stick around much longer than just one season. I would be more than happy to wear them year after year.

I feel the same re flared sleeves. They do a great job at creating a really balanced look; slimming down shoulders and arms. And because of this, I believe they will be around for some time.

I have really enjoyed experimenting with different ruffles and flared sleeves as it’s an easy way to lift a somewhat plain outfit. The most important thing is to be confident in what you’re wearing. If you feel good about what your outfit, you’re more likely to get more use out of it.

me in shed 4Hahndorf leaves

Conclusion: Ruffles and flared sleeves are technically a trend…but trends that will stay around much longer than one season. Spend money on items that fit you well and are made of good quality materials. You can’t go wrong.






Leather & Soie – K