an all summer look | striped ruffle top with floral embroidery

an all summer look - striped ruffle top with floral embroidery an all summer look - striped ruffle top with floral embroidery an all summer look - striped ruffle top with floral embroidery an all summer look - striped ruffle top with floral embroidery

As the end of summer is approaching rapidly, I wanted to take advantage of these last few weeks and create a true summer look. This striped ruffle top is actually an off-the-shoulder one, but I wanted to style it in a different, more conservative, still fun way. I keep seeing too many off-the-shoulder tops paired with jeans or white pants these days. The embroidered rose details elevate this simple and trendy top and make it appropriate for a casual day at work.

striped ruffle top with floral embroidery 

Since the floral details are only on the ruffles, the stripes between the top and the floral skirt create a nice break and keep the floral patterns on top and bottom in balance. This skirt is a few years old and it’s non-maternity believe it or not. I was surprised that it fit me. You can take a look at this post HERE to see how it looks like when the fabric is not stretched by a big bump. I’ve found a similar, A-line skirt HERE that I thought would create a feminine and whimsical look with that same top.

Besides the trusty jeans and skirt pairing, I think that this top would soften up an edgy look with faux leather leggings and ankle boots. Wearing the top off the shoulder and throwing a cropped jacket on top would create an interesting outfit that screams modern and personal style.

outfit details

striped ruffle top – chicwish c/o
skirt – few moda (similar HERE)
pumps – jessica simpson

Photos by Rick Robillard