Fringe Effect: White Oversized Short-Sleeve Button-Down, Black Suede Fringe Skirt, Black Patent Pumps, and Black & White Rhinestone Clutch

Stepping out during NYFW is always a little intimidating,  so when I received an invitation to a fashion week event, I knew my outfit had to be on point. So many trends have caught my eye over the last season (bohemian, mod, 70’s), but one of my absolute favorites has been FRINGE.  Designers have been incorporating it into just about everything – jackets, tops, shoes, bags, etc. etc. … but one of the boldest and funnest ways to wear the trend is with a suede fringe skirt, although styling it can be a little tricky.

  • fringe skirt + too tight or too revealing top = slutty
  • fringe skirt + too casual top = confused
  • fringe skirt + competing pattern, fabric or design = messy

So, how does one wear a fringe skirt without looking like a fool?  It’s all about balance.

I wanted my overall look to be more sophisticated and less bohemian, so I paired my black suede midi length fringe skirt with a classic  white oversized short-sleeve button-down.  The black and white contrast keeps the outfit from looking too heavy and the collared shirt takes the look from bohemian to tailored.  To keep things polished and evening appropriate, I wore black sky high patent pumps and a black and white rhinestone hard shell clutch (who says you can only use your glitzy clutches for galas or weddings).  Last, to keep the outfit fun and just a little bohemian, I wore a pair of gold filligree earrings with the most gorgeous leaf and floral detail and a black, white and gold enamel cocktail ring.


Top | Madewell White Cotton Courier Shirt || Skirt | Design Lab, similar style here, here, and here || Shoes | Schutz Gilberta Pump || Bag | Vince Camuto Rhinestone Clutch, similar style here and here || Earrings | High Design Jewelry, similar style here and here || Sunglasses | ASOS Chunky Square Black Sunglasses, similar style here and here || Ring | High Design Jewelry, similar style here and here

Photography | Sis


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