What springs to mind when you hear the words “Shabby Chic”? Usually fabrics or an outfit that appear distressed or has an affected, slightly aged appearance, yet retaining a level of softness and opulence. It can be described as a place where elements of mismatched vintage and luxury meet as the style of dressing originated from the shabby chic interior décor revolution of the eighties, made popular by the aesthetics of old country houses in Great Britain.
Shabby Chic is somewhat bohemian in that it incorporates natural fabrics, retro flowery patterns, neutrals and warm shades. Sort of a laid back, outback, approach to classic fashion. It’s mainly a mix of floral and/or washed cotton with other fabrics such as linen, jeans, floral and/or washed cotton. The key to nailing this look is matching the right essential pieces together.
You can never go wrong with the right dress, especially one that incorporates some of the essential fabrics of this style choice like the “Blue Embroidered High-Low” dress that is easy to wear with a net fabric that is endowed with pretty floral print, cap sleeves, and a non-transparent cotton fabric inner with strap sleeves. Style this look with our comfortable “Floral Vans like” sneakers which has shoe models ranging from traditional lace-ups to the brand’s classic slip-on and finish the look with the “Hair Bow” bundle that comprises an orange Alice band with florals, a pink hair clip and a red Alice band with red and white rose details, to give the look a dash of color and class for family functions or fun semi-formal outings.
Baby girls can get in on all the shabby chic fun, in our blue “Denim Floral Print” dress made from quality floral materials, featuring a square neckline, smoked detailing on the chest and back as well as standard short sleeves. Pair the dress with the casual “Tiffany Die Cut” sandals, that has adjustable straps, for a laid back look or go for the white “Natural Dress” shoes for a more formal approach to the outfit.
An outfit that would be perfect for playdates or even birthday parties, where style and comfort are necessary elements, is pairing the white “Heart Print” blouse that is made with quality heart print fabric and features lovely bell sleeves with an elastic band, with our “Blue Denim Skirt” dungarees that comes with a suspender, embroidered sunflower, and trendy lace insert. Complete the look with the “Round Frame” sunglasses that features a round frame, floral design, nose bridge that provides support between the lens and face, and a dark lens that protects the eyes from sunlight as well as our “Denim Espadrille” slip-on’s that are breathable, artsy uppers with flexible, synthetic rubber soles, giving her the room to express her playful yet stylish side, confidently.
For a girly interpretation to the shabby chic style form, get the blue “Denim Shirt with Button Placket” that is a definite statement piece, with the very colorful and artsy “Landscape Flare” skirt. Finish up the outfit with our red “Bow Ballerina” flats for that confident yet darling look. Swap the skirt with the white “Twill” trouser made with high end twill fabric and the “Multi-color Floral” sneakers that has a casual lace-up, slip-on feature, with durable canvas upper, pink laces and a multi-color print, and then add our peach “Round” sunglasses for a more contemporary boho look.
Our indigenous fabrics are not left out as you can infuse it by matching our blue “Ankara” blouse that features a keyhole neckline with button closure at the back as well as angel sleeves, with the blue “Denim Culottes” pants that feature bleached bottoms with five pocket styling, a belt loop, and concealed front zipper. Accessorize these with the multicolored “Ankara Alice Band” and “Cube Bead Stretch” Bracelet for a fun yet charming appearance.
Snag all of these chic pieces and lots more when you visit Ruff ‘n’ Tumble stores or the online store.