Frilling Times

Frills are big news. If you love a frill then check out this post for some fresh frill-spiration, if you don’t love frills then theres still something for you here too…

Whatever level your frill-athon is at, I’ve got it covered here: from subtle pieces with a hint-of-frill that can be incorporated into even the most corporate wardrobe to pieces that command attention and leave others in no doubt of your frill-seeking level (I’ll stop now).

Frills can be casual, dramatic, understated or fun and so easily paired with your fav separates to add a whole new dimension to your wardrobe. Due to the expanse of this trend, frills aren’t simply restricted to the young (I’m wearing them so….) and they’re available across most high street retailers in one form or another.

Every clothing piece featured is high street (or online equivalent) and has been available in the last month. Bags and accessories are both luxury and high street items – some are past season so I’ll insert links if I can find them or find replacements.

*Disclaimer* I look angry….I’m not. I just have a problem with RBF (resting bitch face)…


As I said, frills don’t have to be overwhelming or extravagant top be effective – these frill hem knit trouser from H&M’s SS17 Studio collection are the perfect way to incorporate frills into corporate or work-wear dressing. The frill, barely visible at a distance provides a sleek and smart silhouette with a touch of trend. The wide leg shape is a nod to the oversized trend that s prevalent currently – and they’re super flattering and not too long which is great for a shorty like me! Paired with an oversized shirt (again H&M – this was an absolute steal in the H&M sale £2.99…yep, you read right!) I will say that a longer length top is probably essential with these trousers as they are a little see through due to their knitted base. But I love them regardless.

Don’t have a need for corporate or work-wear? That’s fine too – add a corset belt around the shirt and this combo is transformed to provide a nod to all things oriental style…

Shirt – H&M sale (similar here)

Trousers – H&M Studio SS17 (sold out) Similar here

Loafers – Topshop New version here

Necklace (old)

Bag – Victoria Beckham here

Belt (circa 2004) – Ann Demeulemeester 









A slightly more casual look: a H&M pleated midi skirt (I promise its midi – Im just pretty bloody short!) and a ruffle front t-shirt from ASOS-featured brand Lost Ink, worn tucked in or loose, it gives a spring like casual day vibe. Paired with H&M (again!) pink mules and a vintage Chanel bag for a pop of interest, texture and colour. Easy-peasy.

T-Shirt – Lost Ink (ASOS)

Skirt H&M 

Mules H&M

Bag – Vintage Chanel (check out vestiaire collective for a selection here)









No trend post would be complete without an obligatory denim partnering, would it?

Another gem from Asos-featured brand, Lost Ink – I adore this shirt. Yes, its OTT, yes, the sleeves are huge and yes its blue check. I. DONT. CARE. I love it. The body is fitted but not too tight, the sleeves are HUGE but fitted at the bicep, its hip length so can be worn tucked in or loose. Perfect. Worn here with Petite ASOS Farleigh mum jeans, vintage Hermes bag and those H&M mules as before. 

Shirt Lost Ink (ASOS)

Jeans ASOS

Mules as before

Bag Vintage Hermes (again see Vestiaire Collective)









Moving away from the dramatic and straight into minimal, a simple frill cuff can create all the statement you need. This chiffon blouse from Topshop is perfect to pair with culottes, denim or even a leather skirt. Flattering and flowy with a delicate spot print the tie frill cuffs are really the standout feature. Perfect for that paired back look but still smart enough to avoid scruffy. 

Blouse Topshop

Culottes (wide leg trousers rolled up at the waist) H&M 

Bag (SS16 not available) Topshop

Loafers – as before

Carys x

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