How to style ruffles and bold prints
Another piece from the RP Collection I purchased was this ruffle top. When you wear ruffles like this particular top, it's important to balance out what you wear on the bottom so you don’t end up looking too bulky. I paired it with a printed skirt that poofs out to balance the heavy top and a high waisted skirt to define the waist; to complete the look I paired it with pointy pumps so it elongates your legs.
The other option is to wear it with something very form fitting on the bottom, however for me, I find the top flares out too much at the sides and a bit bulky, so I will taper it out by taking some of the bulk out from under the arms to the hem, before I wear it with jeans. With everyone’s different body shapes it's important to make sure items actually fit properly or have it tailored. I can make my own changes so I often do this; the tailoring of an item can make or break an outfit just like accessories.