As much as I love feminine pieces with tiers of ruffles and pleats in flowy fabrics…there is nothing worse than a too-sweet look that lacks balance. So, it is important to pair something loose and frilly with something more structured. It’s the yin & yang of fashion 101 – putting feminine with masculine; precious with bold. The juxtaposition of the two is what makes for an interesting outfit. Some examples:
Why it works: A pleated ruffled skirt looks sophisticated with this form-fitting sweater, tribal necklace and cutout peep-toe booties.