Pink Ruffle Top on Belle Meets World blog

I don’t know about you, but I am definitely NOT one of those wear it once kind of gals. I only buy pieces that I either love so much I can’t wait to wear them again or that are so versatile I can’t stop wearing them because they go with everything. This gingham pink ruffle top is one of those uber-versatile-can’t-stop-wearing ones. It looks so killer with denim that I’ve found at least two ways to wear it and want to show you how you can take a favorite top and do it, too!

Look 1: Super-skinny jeans, heels and a playful pony tail for date night with my man in Charleston.

Pink Ruffle Top for date night on Belle Meets World blog

This is my first foray into extremely tight pants since losing a few pounds, and I’m still getting used to the look. Hello, thighs! If you’re going to wear tight pants with a curvy frame, I suggest pairing some killer heels to elongate your body. A high pony also adds length and is perfectly playful for a hot summer night in Charleston. We had dinner at Minero, by the way – best margaritas and burritos!

Look 2: Denim skirt, lace-up flats and wavy hair down for shopping day with my sis in Atlanta.

Pink Ruffle Top with denim skirt on Belle Meets World blog

I went for the partial tuck and matching pink flats for a casual shopping day at Atlantic Station with my sister Claire. Since I had a lot of pink going on here, I chose a darker pair of sunnies and left my hair down. Since there were bare legs – didn’t think a lot of lengthening illusions were necessary with a shorter skirt so I went for the flats – though one must always wear her ‘fake heels’ (tip toes) when posing for the camera!

Pink Ruffle Top on Belle Meets World blog

The common thread among the outfits is my killer statement Romany earrings from Baublebar. I think they pull the look together by linking to the blue of the denim, and I just love how vibrant and fun they are. There is nothing about either of these looks that screams I take myself too seriously (which I sometimes do but you know, workin’ on it).

Pink Ruffle Top with skinny jeans on Belle Meets World blog

Baublebar Earrings on Belle Meets World blog

Pink Ruffle Top: Zara (similar here and here and here) // Jeans: Seven for All Mankind // Skirt: Banana Republic (similar here) // Heels: Steve Madden Carsson Sandals // Flats: Tahari // Earrings: Baublebar // Pink Bag: Zara // Bamboo Bag: Cult Gaia

Pink Ruffle Top and denim skirt on Belle Meets World blog

Pink Ruffle Top with skinny jeans on Belle Meets World blog

Cult Gaia ark bag on Belle Meets World blog

P.s. It’s only fitting that my favorite top is best paired with my two favorite people. I thank them both for shooting these pics on each occasion!