Style Tips: 7 Outfit Formulas That Sneak In Ruffles And Lace Without Looking Dated



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Let yourself get swept away in a modern tryst, adorning yourself with soft and subtle tones inspired by True Romance. Lose the tight corsets and stiff smocks but leave room for the classic details of ruffles and lace. Who says date night calls for uncomfy ensembles (not us!). Fuse both classic chic and comfy silhouettes for your next rendezvous and invite H&M’s True Romance Collection along with you!
 

Paisley Party


We loved the Victorian era for their iconic paisley prints! Integrate cool colors with a hint of Victorian print for easy elegance into a casual OOTD. Add a touch of sexiness by opting for black accents in lace and trendy tassels. Complete the look with a leather chained bag and chunky black heels to keep the ensemble current and modern.
 

Drape Escape


When distressed becomes tiredly overused, opt for a sleek and crisp change starting with  pleated shorts in flattering dark hues (navy blue perhaps?). Show a bit more skin with an ultra-feminine white off-shoulder with draped ruffles as accents. Tie the entire look together by accessorizing with round sunnies, copper tassel earrings, and a crowd-favorite white sling bag.
 

Under The Sleeve


Not much for ruffles? Slowly integrate the poof detail by choosing a neutral top with a minimal take on the sleeves. Slip on loud accents by coming into the gloss club. Choose a glossy pleated skirt for a fun take on the usual poof dress. Keep your accessorizing shiny and sweet with silver slides, maroon tassels, and a patterned leather bag.
 

Metallic Mixup


Mix up pastel and metallic to even out the loudness of a sweet and sexy pleated tank. Go for a dark-hued pair of high-waist trousers and suede slides to keep the ensemble prim and proper, with a dash of sass through mirrored sunnies and metallic copper earrings.
 

Operation Athleisure


Balance out old and new with the classic feminine touch of ruffles with the modern twist of altheisure with salmon pink trackpants. Take your look from day to night with dressy tassel earrings, suede black heels, and a reversible clutch bag.
 

Blue’s Clues


For those who love to stay within the monochrome, dip your toes into shades of blue starting with your shorts! Blue scallop shorts give new definition to your legs and gives a longer illusion. Switch up your usual white office polo with a ruffled lace and linen top for added texture. When accessorizing, best to keep your trinkets simple with simple drop tassel earrings, knotted slides, and a classic black bucket bag.

Sunday’s Best


We keep it strictly casual on Sundays! Dress down in a breezy printed romper with knotted straps for a fun and flirty accent. Accessorize with loud navy blue tassels and vintage aviators that are a major favorite for the season. Don’t forget your chic and comfy slides for an easy Sunday stroll.
 

Words: Louise Sicat | Art: Mina Aglipay| Photographer: Miggy Abesamis | Styling: Dyn Montalban 

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