Ruffles & Stripes

Ruffle Blouse and Denim Skirt Outfit of the Day
Ruffle Blouse and Denim Skirt Close Up
Ruffle Blouse and Denim Skirt Outfit of the Day
Ruffle Blouse and Denim Skirt Outfit of the Day
Ruffle Blouse and Denim Skirt Outfit of the Day

Although ruffles have been having a moment for quite a while now, this is my first time dipping a toe into the trend. Which, judging by the Autumn/Winter collections coming in, isn't going anywhere.

As a lifelong polka-dot-hater, this is really not the sort of pattern I would usually go for. However, sitting somewhere between speckled and polka dot, the ruffles and shape of this blouse are what won me over. Along with the classic black and white pattern, this is easily a piece that can be taken swiftly from day to night. 

This certainly won't be the last time you'll be seeing this denim skirt either (previous feature here), as I'm already planning how to transition it into the colder months. Here, my favourite pink Zara bag makes another appearance and I've thrown on my River Island striped sliders, which I cannot stop wearing every time I see a glimpse of sunshine.

Another style that you wont usually spot me participating in, is mixing patterns. But as this skirt and blouse are both from the same neutral colour palette, broken up by a basic denim piece, it's a subtle clash that works perfectly together. 

Ruffle Blouse and Denim Skirt Close Up
Ruffle Blouse and Denim Skirt Outfit of the Day

  • Kate

    I love the location you shot it. It’s beautiful

  • This is absolutely gorgeous – looking stunning!!

    Hope you’re well lovely!

    Layla xx

  • Jecky Lebid

    okay, but how cute are your shoes!! Want to have them like… NOW! 😉

    ps: As I totally fell in love with your style, I’m following you on Instagram now 🙂

    XX from Germany

    • Haha I love them! So easy to wear too! Thanks so much for following on Instagram! I love your account 🙂 xx

  • Ohh this is such a lovely look girlie! LOVE the top!!!

    xx Vanessa from

  • i’m obsessed with your shoes. they are just so soooo cute.

  • Diana Maria

    This blouse is gorgeous, as well as your moon necklace it’s adorable! Your style is so beautiful it’s such great inspiration xx

    Sending love & light your way,

    My Lovelier Days

    • Thanks Diana! The necklace is Orelia – i’ve been trying to get more wear out of it! xx

  • This is such a cute look! I love denim skirts. They’re so easy to style x

    Lauren |

  • This is such a beautiful outfit! I love your blog, followed on Bloglovin! <3

  • Definitely loving the ruffles


  • wonderful post dear and great outfit, love your writing style and layout of posts- very unique

  • Abi Street

    I absolutely love this blouse!! I’m after more tops like this, they are super flattering!

    Abi | abistreetx

    • Thankyou! I haven’t bought a blouse like this in ages but they’re so handy to have! River Island have lots of similar shapes 🙂 xx

  • ella ryder

    Happy Tuesday! LOVE this outfit Frances. I bought a denim skirt at the weekend and now I’m wondering why it took me so long aha. Such a pretty location too 😊

    Ella xx

    • Yay you finally got one!! Where did you get it from? You’ll get so much use from it, I wear mine non-stop! XX

      • ella ryder

        New Look! I hope the sun stays long enough for me to get some good use out of it 🙂 xx

  • I’ve started to like polka-dots more and more throughout the years as well lol. I really like this outfit and always love the mixing and matching of different patterns. You look beautiful Frances 🙂

    • It’s so strange isn’t it! I’ve always thought of myself as really disliking them but i catch myself liking the odd thing now! Thankyou! xx