How to Style an On-Trend Ruffle Knit

Ruffle Knit How to Style

The sheer randomness of fashion trends can sometimes be deeply bemusing. Case point: the ruffle knit. They’ve somehow become a style must-have, and can be found in almost all of the Autumn/Winter 2016 high street collections. Obviously I love them, because I’ve always drawn to fashion’s silly side. And it’s not everyday knitwear makes you resemble an octopus.

Nailing this trend is pretty easy – just keep the rest of your outfit simple. So opt for skinny jeans, a leather skirt or dark, tailored trousers. And it’s important to chose your ruffles wisely. If you’re above a B-cup I would suggest avoiding anything with ruffles across the chest, and stick to knits with sleeve or hip detailing. But if you’re flat-chested, like me, cleverly-positioned ruffles could help create the illusion of curves. So try this Miss Selfridge style.

ASOS Ruffle Knit

Cocos Tea Party Style Jigsaw Jacket
Ella Gregory Style Jigsaw Check Jacket

I’m Wearing: Glamorous ruffle knit | Jigsaw pea coat c/o | J Brand jeans | J.Crew handbag | Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses | Seven Boot Lane boots c/o

I paired my mustard ruffle knit with a classic pea coat from Jigsaw, my faithful J Brand “Maria” jeans and Seven Boot Lane’s cuban heels. It’s an easy outfit, that will take me from breakfast meeting right through to dinner and drinks with friends. And I love how unexpected mustard yellow is – it’s a seriously underused winter hue, and is surprisingly versitle!

Seven Boot Lane
Ella Gregory Winter Outfit Ideas
How to Style a Ruffle Knit

Have you added a ruffle knit to your winter wardrobe? And, if yes, how are you styling the trend? Leave a comment below to have your say…

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Photos by Kylie Eyra

  • I could never understand the ruffles. i guess shopping will be tougher for me now 🙂

  • I love this sweater, I’m a sucker for everything with ruffles!

  • Sinestezic

    Nice jacket!

    Madalina from Sinestezic

  • Love that color!

  • Tana

    I love the jacket. I used to have one very similar to this

  • Madalina

    Awesome jacket!