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RESTYLE 2014 FRINGE

by jenellewitty@gmail.com

When I tend to over do or over complicate things, it is often met with a feeling of regret or embarrassment moments after leaving the house. Thinking about what I am wearing once I have left the house is a feeling that I would much rather do without. For ‘fringe’ our Restyle prompt for today, I went simple.

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Fringed Scarf Vinnies North Perth Shop ($2), Sass & Bide Tee, Portmans Blazer, Lee Jeans, Guess Heels, Vinnies Clutch Bag Myaree Shop ($8)

Upon deciding what to share for the ‘fringe’ prompt, I looked at fringed kimonos, bags, jackets, skirts… only to find that the few suede fringed jackets I could find went over my Restyle budget. The only fringed skirt I found way back when I first started looking and decided not to commit to was sure enough gone when I went back later (by then desperate to find any fringed item). I finally settled on a top, but later decided I looked too ‘country’ in it, and not in a good way. Luckily, for the ‘knit’ theme, I found a scarf, which I never used, and thought I would simplify.

Honestly, I am not much into the ‘fringed’ trends I am seeing trickle through chain stores for SS14. I think it rarely works and reminds me too much of a pair of navy pedal pusher pants I wore in High School (in the 90s) which had a beaded fringe trim. Sure, I thought back then that they were the essence of cool met with the right amount of chic, but actually I think it was rather naff. Of course, it is up to you, I mean it could very well define ‘who you are!’ but I wouldn’t waste my money on this micro trend.

Having said that, a fringed end nicely finishes off a knitted scarf and this is one way to incorporate the prompt today, and feel very comfortable. This blazer and jean combo is really simple and that works for me.

Photographed By: Mario Recchia

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