Back in September I rocked this midi suede fringe skirt once and never really got to wear it again. A super hot item last year, I read that it was time to retire the dramatic fringe for 2016. However, I still see people rocking it on social media and some outlets even say that it is here to stay. I guess depending on how dramatic the fringe is, a good quality fringe jacket or skirt will probably stay for at least another season. If it was up to me , fringe would be a forever staple like a t-shirt or a pair of jeans because I just absolutely adore this style. So as we watch the new runway shows in London Fashion Week, let me take you back to AW 15 and revisit an old favourite of mine.
I have to admit that it is hard to keep up with trends sometimes and it is even harder to NOT be influenced by them. In a culture of fast fashion, I find that we secede with things too quickly and move onto the next without appreciating the old. Season after season, I see these beautiful clothes that were created with so much passion and soul but were only acknowledged for a brief moment. Isn't that too wasteful and such a shame? I think the solution is to buy a trendy piece in a neutral colour or in black, like this skirt for example. At least you know you won't have trouble pairing it with newer items and reworking them together to create a unique and creative outfit.
To make this skirt weather appropriate for the February chills, I utilize the magic of accessories again to reinvent this fashion-forward piece. A belt is a must to streamline this ensemble and to bring a subtle attention to my waist while still letting the skirt be the focus. I think the studded detail on the belt matches well with the showstopping fringe and the quilted pattern of my Miu Miu clutch. I also chose this double-breasted grey blazer for an elegant evening feel appropriate for a semi-formal casual event like a birthday dinner or girls night. Instead of the obvious black turtleneck, I continue with this navy blue knit so the outfit is still fluid but there is depth and character which provides an interesting palette for the eyes. To make this look dinner ready, I wore my favourite pair of sexy sandals by Stuart Weitzman and a gold link bracelet to dress up my wrist for a fun night out. What I love about this outfit is that even though there is so much going on with the fringe and other details, the look is still sophisticated, elegant and classic with the simple and neutral colour scheme. Reworking an old piece from your closet is easy when you pair it with the right jacket, accessories and a little bit of creativity.
Thanks for reading and I hope you can revisit a forgotten friend in your closet this Spring season. Until next time stay glam and chic.
Clutch: Miu Miu
Shoes: Stuart Weitzman
Bracelet: Kenneth Jay Lane
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