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How To Slay In S/S 16’s Romantic Trend: Ruffles

Hey everyone, I hope y’all had a good weekend.  Today, I am delighted to feature Sayedero Enytan of the uber successful-The Fashion Engineer-blog. The Fashion Engineer was recently profiled on CNN’s style section, CNN’s African Voices. The article stated her as one of the, ‘new generation of young African fashion bloggers and designers are interpreting heritage garments in a contemporary context, using the power of social media to spread their aesthetic.’  Continue Reading to see how Sayedero Does S/S 16’s Romantic Trend: Ruffles…

S/S 16 Romantic Trend Ruffles

This S/S 16, the catwalks of Michael Kors, Roberto Cavalli and Miu Miu were brimming with models flouncing up and down the runway in assorted frothy numbers.

But how can this Trend be taken from the Catwalk to Real Life? Do you tentatively go down the Minimalist route and lace your collar and hemlines with devil-may-care frills or do you blaze down Maximalist-style with all-over cascading tiers.

Due to the sense of drama the style brings, is it more suited for when the night rears its mysterious head?

Sayedero’s fabulous ensemble below got me thinking of:

Ways To Make The Ruffles Trend Work In The Lightness Of Day Or Darkness Of Night

  • For those who want to step into this trend lightly, choose whether you want to rock this trend on your top or bottom half; avoiding a head to toe ruffled look will stop you from toppling overboard into saccharine waters.
  • Instead of decorating a predictable top, dress or skirt with feminine frills, why not add  a sensual edge to your tailored/structured pair of trousers by adding ruffle detailing? It will make you look more of a mature woman and less like you belong on top of a wedding cake.
  • The colour of your ruffles also go a long way: ruffles in shades of pastel, candy or rouge give more of a romantic vibe.  However Black Ruffles say, ‘I follow my heart and take my head with me’.

Cat Eye Makeup

  • Let your Ruffles Number take center stage: Dial back with your hairstyle, makeup and accessories.  I think Sayedero did a good balancing act with this trend: she pulled her hair back to slice the air with her killer cheekbones and her makeup and accessories were minimal.

Ruffles Trend

Long Braids Hairstyle

Ankara Bag with Chain Strap

Sayedero: as always, it was a pleasure doing business with you!

Peruse through her fab blog here.

What do you think of the Ruffles Trend? Would you rock it, if so, how?

Till Soon


Photography: Yours Truly