Ruffled clothing is a common trend that wafts in and out of mainstream fashion. But ruffled accessories and footwear are a little more fringe. I’m partial to dramatic ruffles so I’m all for this look. It’s a nice way of adding texture to an ensemble.

I started seeing ruffled accessories in London just over a year ago. My stylish sister-in-law who lives there sports a killer white ruffled pleather handbag with black tipping. It creates such a stir! Keri receives loads of compliments whenever it comes out to play. Quite the statement piece.

I was gifted a black, baby version of Keri’s ruffled handbag, tipped with zips instead of piping. The design is a winning combination of rock-chic-biker-tough and girly playfulness. The contrast is attractively eye catching and it always evokes a positive response. Ruffled shoes and handbags are not items I would wear every day, but they’re festive for the odd occasion.

Sport a ruffled accessory the same way you’d sport an animal print – one item at a time. Do not wear a ruffled shirt with a ruffled handbag or shoes because that’s “matchy-matchy” overkill. Less is always more.

Diego Di Lucca LadonnaApepazza SavonaSteve Madden 'Impereal' Pump

Sultry Breeze Evening BagCammie Hill Large Can CanSusan Farber Collections 'Hastings' Zip Ruffle Hobo

My black ruffled handbag is a simpler and smaller version of the cobalt blue style above. Ruffles tipped with biker zips. So Angie. I don’t wear it with my biker jackets. It comes out with equestrian tweeds and modern-classic looks instead.