ALL IN THE DETAILS: Fringed Fiasco

With the recent revival of ‘70s-inspired attire and the fashion industrys lust for fringed jackets, floaty blouses and chunky, sky-high heeled clogs, escaping this lively trend is impossible. Everyone from Hollywoods A-listers to street-style bloggers have been caught representing the era of bell-bottoms and buckle shoes.

This Fashionistas choice to layer her fringe jacket over a high-cut sweater adds a personal twist as well as some dimension. The two textures of the fabrics complement each other nicely and break up the neutral tones of her outfit. The key to pulling off monochromatic and earth-toned colors is variation. Her black denim, skinny jeans modernize the outfit and put a punchy detail by straying away from an expected pair of flare jeans for such a ‘70s-inspired outfit.

Her chestnut brown mules are a very different take on a fall shoe staple. With chilly weather, heeled booties and knee-high riding boots take the fashion world by storm. Her shoes have aspects of the coveted fall trend, but continue to play into her ‘70s vibe. The sunglasses and bolo tie-reminiscent necklace beg to be recognized as a hint of tomboy, but the feminine silhouette of the outfit counteracts it beautifully. Her rings and low bun are the icing on the cake and really emphasize the consideration she put into her ensemble. Every last detail plays a significant part into this Fashionistas interpretation of the two season-long trend of the ’70s.

Although there are certainly critics who claim that fashion is constantly repeating itself, they forget to recognize the thoughtful personalization that Fashionistas/os create when getting dressed. Other eras are a constant source of inspiration, but no one can quite individualize his or her ensemble quite like this generation can.

How to: There’s nothing like a great jacket to really pull an outfit together. Find a fringed, suede coat that has a cut you admire and throw it over a chic sweater or slinky top. Finish off your outfit with a few statement accessories and some groovy mules and you’ll be sneaking your way back to the ‘70s.