I get it, it’s the weekend and you want to go out with your best friends. The obvious and easiest option is to get your friends to contort you into a bodycon dress and put on the highest heels you own. But let us open up the dialogue and start promoting other alternatives because this is never comfortable and everyone does this. Why put so much effort into an outfit and wind up looking like everybody else?
By now, we’re all accustomed to the bandeau trend, but the fringe on this Fashionista’s top undoubtedly sets it apart from all the rest, adding 1920s glamour into her modern, downtown style. Fringe adorned the spring 2013 runways and could be spotted in collections from Rodarte to Marchesa. Being a versatile trend, fringe can spark a wide range of thoughts from flappers to dad’s old jackets from the ‘70s. Either way, it’s a trend that’s worth experimenting with and an easy way to add texture to your wardrobe.
In the case of this Fashionista, fringe is the perfect choice for a night out, especially when paired with her high-waisted skirt, as it reveals just the right amount of skin. Her skirt, with its subtle striped pattern, complements her black top without overpowering it, which is respectable since the bandeau is the statement piece of her look. Classy move, skirt.
She also opts for a quilted cross-body bag, the ideal option for a night out. It’s big enough to carry the necessities, but small enough to not be a burden. And instead of a typical black heel, she went for black Sperry Top-Siders. They have a shimmer, which is appropriate because when you go out, your shoes should always add a little spunk. Flats also eliminate that realization at the end of the night when you decide that chopping off your feet would be in your best interest. Hey, no judgement, we’ve all been there.
One Simple Change: Unfortunately, bandeaus won’t keeping us warm during Michigan winters, so for a winter night out, she could swap it for a loose top like this one from Zara.