HOW TO STYLE A FRINGE SKIRT
If you had asked me a year ago what I thought about the fringe trend, I would have said "you have got to be kidding me." I actually did say this. I even said it about this fringe skirt specifically. I repeated this probably a thousand times while I was working in the Cusp by Neiman Marcus buying office and I'm pretty sure my former assistant buyer, Catherine, is going to die when she reads this. I especially did not predict that I would be writing my second post on it (see more fringe here). Maybe I drank the fashion Kool-Aid or maybe it's Texas nostalgia, but I'm here today telling you that you probably should get out there, find yourself a fringe skirt, and use these tips on styling it so it doesn't look like you're on your way to the rodeo. If you are, in fact, going to the rodeo though think of these as tips on how to look stylish at the rodeo.
The Skirt: My Cusp by NM skirt is sold out, but I did find two similar ones that are both on sale. If you love real leather than LaMarque is the way to go, but if you can't justify spending a fortune on such a trendy piece there are plenty of options including this black one under $70.
The Shoe: Avoid boots and even booties (can you believe I just said that?!), they'll make it look too western and costume-y. I love the unpredictable choice of a mule. These suede mules are super comfortable too! I also like these chunky sandals.
The Top: Keep it simple with a solid cotton tee. The fringe skirt is a statement so you want to keep the focus on it. Even a tee with lettering or a print is going to make it look too busy. Splendid tees are my favorites when it comes to basics.
Accessories: Belt it with a simple leather belt to tie together the tee and skirt and to make it look polished. When it comes to bags a solid crossbody or clutch does the trick. Remember, it's all about the skirt here!
Photography by Kelsey Fugere