Its something about the movement fringe makes that has me all enthralled. Its simply quite beautiful. I love me some fringe. My all consuming affinity to the detail is so evident in my closet: from shoes, tops, accessories, dresses, bottoms, you name it, I’ve got it. I’ve really out-fringed myself, I can never have enough! And with festival season upon us, what better way to exploit the detail by going balls out? Its the perfect timing I tell you. And so, this look is a sort of love letter to my favorite detail of the moment: fringe.
Let’s start from the top, shall we? One of the many reasons why this particular necklace caught my eye besides the obvious fact, this tasseled necklace with rhinestones gave the sorta glam goddess vibe that I am very into at the moment. It looks expensive but you can get it for only $15 at Forever 21 (Who would ever thought that I’d be shopping at Forever 21? Yes I am a bit of a hater but it was my first job and experienced fast fashion horrors one can only imagine. I do admit, they’re jewelry selection is on
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The skirt to beat all other skirts, I’ve found it: Nastygal’s Easy Rider Leather Skirt! Unforunately, it is currently sold out, but pray that Nastygal restocks, as this skirt is all kinds of amazing. As its no big secret, I am an avid online shopper, checking in on NEW ARRIVALS on my favorite sites daily. I first caught a glimpse of the skirt as a part of a look with another top from Nastygal. I was not the biggest fan of the shirt but the skirt had really caught my eye. The skirt was nowhere to be found on the site so I figured, they’ll release it in a day or two. Sure enough, it became available on a Friday, my payday. Ironically, I did not check new arrivals that day until I was about to go to bed and remembered what had been missing on my day, and so, then and there, as it stroke midnight, I bought my most anticipated skirt and went to bed satisfied. I slept very well that night, I might add. Its not everyday that you cross paths with a skirt like this: the fringe, the beading, and leather to top it off, it was as if it were made to make all my wishes come true. I’ve found perfection in this skirt, truly madly deeply in love! Its a sure staple in my closet!
As a part of my new style resolution of attempting to incorporate neutrals to my wardrobe, I thought I might add a splash of it in the form of this suede fringe clutch from Zara. I love that it is spacious, as far as clutches come and I love the dramatically long fringe that go from the side to the bottom of the bag. My only err is that I did not consider how easily dirty and beat up the suede looks after only a couple of wears. I should have gotten its black counterpart, but I don’t regret the purchase as I really don’t need another black purse and even then, I’m not a person to regret my shopping decisions. I see it more as a lesson learned, you probably won’t see neutral suede bags in my future, but as far as neutral leather? Well that’s a whole ‘nother story.
I was really going for a chic bohemian look, and to accentuate all of that fringe, other details I kept very simple: Ecote Ribbed -Knit Cropped Racerback Tank Top, Free People’s Cortina ankle boot (I never thought the day would come when I’d find the right booties for me, I’d been on the hunt for 2 years. The stitched floral detail really set it above the rest, and the zippers on its side gave it that edge that I knew I had to nab a pair of ’em).
As we transition from Winter to Spring and Spring to Summer, I have noticed that my style has also been on a bit of transition: from chic structured minimalism to now, a more bohemian vibe. I love these little complex changes in detail. I feel that one can have a signature style, but one should always explore other looks because nothing in this lifetime stays constant so why should your style be?
Photos by Amelia Woodford