Spring Romance and Ruffles + May Stylish Monday Link Up

May 10, 2021
Romance and Ruffles Stylish Monday collage
Romance and Ruffles Stylish Monday collage

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. It’s the second Monday of the month which means it’s time for May’s Stylish Monday link up party. The theme for this month is Romance and Ruffles!

Although I have a fair few tops with ruffles and frills, this red blouse is one of my favourites

When I found out the theme for this month I immediately thought of this blouse. Although I have a fair few tops with ruffles and frills, this red blouse is one of my favourites. I wore it for the Stylish Monday red theme a couple of years ago and the Style Not Age “Frill Seekers” post the year before. I love tops with ruffles and frills because they can add drama and romance to an outfit. While I associate black ruffles with gothic styles, red and pink conjure up romantic connotations…red ruffles and romance go hand in hand!

Romance and Ruffles, May Stylish Monday link up, & Other Stories red frill blouse, Zara cropped tartan trousers, Raid red sock boots

When it comes to skirts and dresses, I look for styles that don’t add width – a frill on the hem is my preferred shape. I’ll wait until the summer to break out my frilly frocks though. I usually save these cropped tartan trousers for autumn and winter, but I really wanted to pair them with this red blouse. Besides, it’s felt like autumn recently! To maximise the impact of the blouse I’ve chosen my bright red sock boots and bag. I prefer to wear boots long enough to avoid gapping with cropped trousers. These boots are really stretchy and the heels are not too high…they still sank into the soggy lawn though!

Romance and Ruffles, May Stylish Monday link up, & Other Stories red frill blouse, Zara cropped tartan trousers, Raid red sock boots
Romance and Ruffles, May Stylish Monday link up, & Other Stories red frill blouse, Zara cropped tartan trousers
Romance and Ruffles, May Stylish Monday link up, & Other Stories red frill blouse, Zara cropped tartan trousers, Raid red sock boots

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Romance and Ruffles, May Stylish Monday link up, & Other Stories red frill blouse, Zara cropped tartan trousers, Raid red sock boots
Mila Blu red tote bag
& Other Stories red frill blouse
Romance and Ruffles, May Stylish Monday link up, & Other Stories red frill blouse, Zara cropped tartan trousers, Raid red sock boots

& Other Stories blouse (old) | Zara trousers (old) | Raid boots (from Asos, old) | Mila Blu bag (old)

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Let’s see how my blogger friends are wearing their frills and ruffles…

Amy of Amy’s Creative Pursuits

“I always like it when clothing items have a little extra detail added to them.  The ruffle on the bottom of this chambray skirt is flirty and fun!  It wouldn’t be as interesting if it was just a typical A-line skirt.

Ada of Elegance and Mommyhood

“This lovely yellow dress has been in my closet for over a decade (it’s by Express). I wore it to our Florida vacation last year. Since the “challenge” was all about ruffles and flounce I decided to go full steam with this fully-ruffled dress. It reminds me a little bit of the 20s from a century ago.”

Andy of Pearls and Pantsuits

“I’ll confess, ruffles aren’t exactly my thing, since I don’t really need any extra fluff on my already fluffy pear shaped body! This top has a delicate ruffle detail around the wrist, and the floral print adds the touch of romance that is so big this season.”

Brigitte of Brigitte Marie Foret Blog

“I love incorporating ruffles into my everyday looks, because they add a subtle femininity to any outfit. Ruffles possess the ability to transform any basic garment into an elevated statement piece. Whether worn during the week, or for a special occasion, ruffles are definitely an element of clothing that I enjoy wearing.”

Julie of Fashion Trends and Friends

“Ruffles add details and interest!  I’m all about them both big and small. They make an impact and elevate an outfit!”

Lucy of Lucy Bertoldi

“Ruffles are fashion’s way of telling you not to take styling too seriously- lighten up!  loving this ruffle theme- so freeing (and it also helps that this blouse is in my very favourite Spring colour)!” 

Nicole of High Latitude Style

“I am not a ruffle person. Thus, this dress is just a tryout of the current trend. The plan was to cut the ruffle off if I wouldn’t like it. I am still undecided whether to cut or not to cut it off. What do you think?”

Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge

“I don’t have a lot of ruffled things in my wardrobe, but I do love the dramatic flounce that can often be found in kimono styles. Big flared bell sleeves and a wide flounce at the bottom of a mixed pattern kimono paired with a denim mermaid skirt seemed to fit the theme this month.”

Suzanne of Ask Suzanne Bell

“Flirty and fun, ruffles add a touch of femininity to any outfit, which is something I’m looking for these days. Whether it’s an extra flounce on a dress or skirt or a big ruffle on top, give it a try and enjoy a little extra spring in your step all day long!”

That’s all for this month…I hope you enjoyed the romance and ruffles theme! We’ll be back next month with a really fun theme for June! Hope to see you here tomorrow for the #stylewithasmile link up!

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11 responses to “Spring Romance and Ruffles + May Stylish Monday Link Up”

  1. Jennifer says:

    I love the red top with your pants!!

    Jennifer
    Curated By Jennifer

  2. Nancy says:

    I know it’s all about the ruffles, and I do love that blouse, but gosh those trousers are fantastic!

  3. Rena says:

    I adore ruffles and I say “go big or go home” when deciding on how much is too much. And you’ve definitely gone big with your bold color choice. You look great in red and the tartan has a marvelous color palette.

    Rena
    http://www.finewhateverblog.com

  4. Lovely says:

    The red top looks great on you and I really love them paired with those tartan pants!
    xoxo
    Lovely
    http://www.mynameislovely.com

  5. Emma, I love this whole outfit from the beautiful red ruffles to those amazing plaid pants! I have been searching for ruffled blouses on my thrifting adventures but I have had no luck so far. I am wanting big, bold, Victorian style ruffles! This was a fun theme and everyone did such a lovely job styling their ruffles and frills!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

  6. Suzy says:

    That red blouse is gorgeous, Emma! I think you all nailed this fabulous theme!
    Hugs
    Suzy xx

  7. Amy Johnson says:

    Your ruffled blouse is so cute! Love the whole look!

  8. Ashley says:

    Loving you in this bright + vibrant red!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

  9. Ada Furxhi says:

    This outfit is so you. I always love your bold style with a dose of retro, like you have done here. Love the blouse and pants, both gorgeous pieces. Welcome by to check out my post!

    Looking great!!

  10. This is fun! I do enjoy ruffles and love the style of your top! Red and ruffles are romantic and i love this mix!
    jess xx
    thanks for linking!
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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