fashion TREND ALERT: Ruffles

I think besides the mustard color trend, this trend is hands down my favorite. This week’s trend we are focusing in on ruffles! I seriously love ruffles, just because they effortlessly add an elevated flare to a basic or classic look. I mean take a peek at peplum tops. The simple addition of the ruffled waist-line you immediately create an hourglass shape while bringing a high fashion look to your wardrobe. Whether ruffles are added to a tee, a blouse, skirt or a dress, you can never go wrong with some over-the-top ruffles! Read on, to see how ruffles were worn on the runway at fashion week, learn how to style the amazing ruffle tee from The Volk Boutique, featuring some dramatic ruffles and of course shop the trend from not only The Volk Boutique but other local MN brands that are owned by amazing women! Let me know in the comments, what you think of this feminine trend!

Ready to Wear:

If you love playing up your femininity this trend is ideal for you. Ruffles were seen everywhere on the runway! From edgy Alexander McQueen to western inspired Coach, ruffles were in every designer’s collection. Marc Jacobs owned this trend, creating an entire collection out of ruffles. Jacobs showcased ruffle sleeves on shirts and ruffles throughout the shirt to an entire dress being made out of ruffles! Jacobs made sure to bring as much femininity to his collection as possible by including a variety of shades of pink as well as gold and mustard. Whether the ruffles are seen on shirts, skirts or dresses, it is important to have some sort of ruffle detail in your wardrobe this spring!

Featured Product:

At The Volk Boutique, we too are also loving ruffles. Especially the oversized ruffles on our lace-sleeve tee. This is the ultimate statement shirt, ideal for the warmer weather! Admire the over sized ruffle sleeves, adding romance and femininity to any ensemble. The lightweight fabrication, makes wearing black during the spring and summer season a little more bearable! With the comfort of a t-shirt and the style of a blouse, you’re able to have it all: style and comfort!
Snatch your own fabulous tee here!

How to Style:

Since I am all about expanding your closet, and learning how to mix-&-match to not only help you create a wide variety of looks using only a few pieces, but to also show how incredibly versatile this top can be. Therefore, I have put together three different looks, perfect for three different seasons: spring, summer and fall! Let me know in the comments how you’d style this top, adding a trendy touch to your everyday look.

Spring into Style – Slip into this feminine and flirty top and pair it with a fun skirt. Elevate your look with heels or a sleek pair of loafers and you’re ready to slay the day. Don’t forget to accessorize with either statement earrings or a layered necklace, adding some sparkle to your look.

Summertime Sass – Tuck this shirt into a pair of high waisted shorts and a strappy pair of Espadrilles. For instant summer glam accessorize with oversized shades or a floppy straw hat, keeping you cool, mysterious and sexy.

Falling in Love – Layer this fabulous top over a matching black turtleneck (or mock neck) and add your favorite pair of jeans. Add some extra warmth with a patterned scarf and cozy boots and you’re ready to pick out the perfect pumpkin for your front porch!

Shop the Look:

Obviously I had to add some other amazingly chic pieces from Minnesota businesses that are also owned by women. From top notch designer such as Joeleen Torvick, where everything is locally and ethically made right her in Minnesota, to the online boutique From Anny, you are certain to find some ruffled pieces that fit both your style and your budget! Happy Shopping!

Ruffled Top,  From Anny  - $18.75

Ruffled Top, From Anny - $18.75

Ruffled Crew-neck,  The Volk Boutique  - $40

Ruffled Crew-neck, The Volk Boutique - $40

One Shoulder Dress,  Tressie Chic Boutique  - $72

One Shoulder Dress, Tressie Chic Boutique - $72

Ruffled Blouse,  From Anny  - $27.50

Ruffled Blouse, From Anny - $27.50

Peplum Top,  Joeleen Torvick  - $160

Peplum Top, Joeleen Torvick - $160

T-shirt Dress,  The Volk Boutique  - $25

T-shirt Dress, The Volk Boutique - $25


For more ideas on how to expand your closet (by learning how to mix-&-match) or insights on the hottest spring trends and local women-owned businesses, be sure to grab your copy of The Volk: Spring 2019 issue, where we featured a variety of ways to style classic pieces from WAY the Label. Subscribe for a one year subscription, or order your copy today!



Meghanlee Phillips is the Editor-in-Chief of The Volk Magazine. With a passion for fashion, a love for writing and her lifestyle focused around mental health; she has been able to bring all three together to create the mid-western fashion/lifestyle magazine, The Volk. Keep up to date with her and her vibrant style by following @msmeghanlee (Instagram)