Today's Everyday Fashion: Military Ruffles

 
Blue ruffle top, military skirt
Blue ruffle top, military skirt
Blue ruffle top, military skirt, cognac purse
Blue ruffle top, military skirt
 
 
Inspiration: SHopbop

Inspiration: SHopbop

 

Today's post is the perfect example of why I use inspiration photos to come up with outfit ideas! This is just not a concept I would've come up with on my own. I had this blue ruffle shirt in a different style category in my head, but it turns out that getting outside that safe zone is where the magic really happens. (This is my 4th look with this top and quite possibly my favorite so far!) The feminine ruffle paired with more masculine cargo pockets creates a great balance, and I'm really digging the color combo. Have you ever re-created an outfit you liked from Pinterest or a catalog? 

Top: H&M, $34 (similar below)
Skirt: LOFT, $14 (similar below)
Belt: Limited, $15 (similar below)
Shoes: Dolce Vita, $50 (same, similar, similar)
Purse: My Stella & Dot
Earrings: My Stella & Dot
Sunglasses: Jessica Simpson c/o Ross, $10 (similar, similar)
Bracelets and rings: My Stella & Dot One, Two, Three
Approx. dates: Shoes are 3 years ago. Skirt, belt and purse are 1 year ago. Top is a few months ago. 

Blue ruffle tops + military skirts

Shopbop  /  Gap  /  LOFT  /  Bloomingdale's
Old Navy  /  Target  /  Brooks Brothers  /  Macy's
Brooks Brothers  /  H&M  /  H&M  /  LOFT