Today I am sharing a very different look for me: a ruana outfit with white jeans. Now, I had to look up what exactly makes this piece a ruana, and not just a wrap or a scarf or such. Here is the definition:
A ruana is a free-flowing wrap with an open front, similar to a large scarf. You can wear the ruana long in front and open like shawl, or throw one or both sides over your shoulder(s) for a more romantic or dramatic cape.
So, how about that?! It turns out to be a scarf and a wrap!! Who knew?
The ruana outfit
Guess where the inspiration for this ruana outfit came from? You won’t be shocked to hear that it was another piece included in my Trunk Club, right? Lol! I love the color, and tassels are very on trend right now, so I was happy to give it a try. And the price point, at under $30, made it even easier to say yes. The fabric is very light, so this would be one of those wraps you could easily wear on a warm summer night, and even on an airplane. Just wear it over the shoulders as mentioned above in the definition! It would look very cute as a beach cover-up as well. It comes in three color combinations. This ruana would make a great gift and I have someone whose birthday is coming up soon in mind!
The colors in the ruana are basically pinks and corals, and the tassels are on the hot pink to the red side, so lots of colors of tops would give this wrap different looks. I chose to highlight the pinkish tone by adding a fuchsia top.
This top is one I’ve had in my closet for some time and is one of those versatile pieces that can be worn so many ways. It looks very nice under a blazer for a work outfit, too. I found a very close version that comes in lots of nice colors.
While this ruana outfit would look great with jeans, I chose to give it a little dressier look by styling it with white jeans. Once again, these are my favorites, for both fit and price. It would make a cute casual outfit with white or denim jean shorts and flat sandals, too.
The beauty of neutral shoes and bag
My husband asked me why I didn’t wear this ruana outfit with my white mules. You know, the ones I am wearing in MOST of my posts these days! Haha! I wanted to illustrate how nice a pair of neutral wedges can look with almost any outfit. These are an older pair from Lucky Brand and I found a similar pair here.
And finally, I am once again showing the outfit with my round woven bag. They actually call this the “blogger’s bag”! Haha! I picked mine up early in the season at a little boutique in Laguna Beach, and have been sharing the link from Amazon in several of my posts. I do love it for almost any summer outfit.
You can see how easy it is to style an outfit using a wrap like this ruana. Try the look yourself and let me know what you think!