How to wear it: The ruffle top

No frills? No fun! We’ve got three easy ways to wear a ruffle top.

COCKTAIL HOUR

Master metallics with contrasting textures like suede, quilting and cool leather.

DATE NIGHT

Flirty hems and whimsical details make for a fabulous first impression.

SUNDAY BRUNCH

Culottes and block heels in soft neutrals make for pretty practicality.


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