Like I’ve said before, style-wise 2017 so far has been all about making a BIG statement. Big sleeves, big frills and lots of lace. The bigger the better.
As a Mum of two myself there’s only so far I can take this trend without feeling like I’ve gone a bit ‘over-the-top’. My wardrobe needs to be fairly practical and therefore I can’t be dashing about after the children with frills all over the place! However. I have been introducing slightly bigger sleeves and more lace into my wardrobe lately.
And I quite like it.
This broderie ruffle top from Next has been worn by a few bloggers via Instagram and it has caught my eye. The choice is either navy or red. I opted for navy, because…you know, I always play my fashion pretty safe!
I’ll be really honest – the shoulders on this are fairly wide. They can potentially make you feel a lot wider than you are! So keeping the trousers skinnier is best. I’ve gone for white jeans (below) however, a crop trouser would also suit this look.
Shoes, Oasis (old) // Bag, Laura Ashley (sold out)
I’m also keeping it on trend even more by adding in red shoes (red suede or velvet shoes & boots are HOT this season) with a red lip!
There’s also a Monsoon version of this top going around social media in black & also in white, which is pretty amazing…
This kind of top is a little too much for going to playgroup or doing housework in, however it is ideal for work-wear, plus it’s perfect for going out & for dressing up at weekends/party wear.
This outfit that I am wearing above is ideal for Cornwall this week (we are going with a big group of friends) for when we go out drinking one evening. I cannot wait to wear it. Do you like the lace trend?
Love, Jess x