From jackets to bags and dresses, I’ve been spotting pretty tassels on almost everything. Fringes used to be associated with the 1920s (The Great Gatsby) or the festive season; this trend has now gone from casual/cool to formal/elegant. Being a major must-have for SS15, this trend is ongoing to this winter season. On the catwalks, we saw fringe details on hemlines of dresses, on shoes, clutches and even accessories.
Some of you might be saying to themselves that fringes have been there for the bohemian look for a while already but in fact, this season there’s an update to this detailing. It has now been incorporated into formalwear. You will find fringes on every sophisticated skirts, cocktail dresses and sometimes gowns. Also, fringes are now more fashionable on black or white outfits as these colors allow such details to stand out.
Initially, I’m not a huge fan of fringes but when I found this black tee dress with fringes, I couldn’t resist. This dress has a very minimalistic aspect; making the fringes stand out. Thus, it became all about accessorizing it elegantly: I went for a statement necklace with pearls to add more glam, bold eyeglasses for a fierce hint, ankle boots for a little bit of sexy and a black patent shoulder bag to give my entire outfit a laid back aspect.
Even if you’re not ready for fringes , it’s time to delicately incorporate this trend into your wardrobes. It could start with an accessory (like a fringed clutch), a pair of shoes (fringed ankle boots) or a simple top. These little statement items that we add to our closets make all the difference. It’s always all about the details.
I am wearing: black tee dress with fringes, statement necklaces from Shourouk, a black patent purse from Valentino, ankle boots from Gianvitto Rossi and bold sunglasses from Chanel.
Makeup: Maysoon from Fady Kataya Beauty Lounge
Photography: Bachar Srour
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