The Fringe

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Fringing has been a trend seen on so many runways over the past few fashion weeks. Designers such as Alexander Wang, placed fringing on hemlines to create a cool rock chick look while Jonathan Saunders made use of folksy fringing for a more boho trend. Here are a few high street fringing picks I found to get the look!

27U03GNUD_2_largeTopshop Fringe Lace Top and Pencil Skirt: £140

A sweet and feminine look and a great take on a flapper style dress. Perfect for summer balls and cocktail parties.

5415444800110_092_d Urban Outfitters Urban Renewal Vintage One-of-a-Kind Cropped Fringe Jacket: £135

This is a really cool look and a great way to add a little rocknroll to any outfit, this one-of-a-kind jacket is a definite center piece for any cool summer look.

CASALNUOYO_37_RG_324 Aldo Leather Casalnuoyo Ankle Boots in Taupe: £130

A little bit more plain than some looks but this is a good hint of fringing without going to mad, but the taupe colour is a definite winner for me and i love how they could be worn with a floaty boho skirt or a good pair of skinny jeans.

image1xxl Asos Suede Fringed Shoulder Bag with Leather Strap: £38

A real bargain for a real leather bag and a must for the fringing trend as fringed accessories look amazing and add a real flair to any old outfit.

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Alexander Wang – New York Fashion Week

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Alexander Wang gave a gothic show of studded backpacks, chunky buckled boots, zips, chain details and edgy beauty. Models sported a wet hair look with dark eyeshadow which added to the grungy theme of the show, they marched down the runway with trends of smart tailoring with ankle skimming trousers and velvet collared waistcoats over leather tops. The use of chunky buckled boots and bandage wedge sandals created a strong look which mixed perfectly with the tailored dresses and trouser suits. Large coats and jumpers with studded detail were seen on the runway with very little use of colours, instead metallics and dark shades were key with the designer making use of sportsluxe trends with the shiny zip up jacket over a sheer skirt. One of my favorite trends was the use of layering of different fabrics,  leather, sheer and velvet fabrics were used over one another creating a high fashion look with sleek and cool detail and these little details such as cut out detail on high neck dresses, padded coats and fringed hemming of skirts were one of the highlights and strongest trends in the show.

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Layering in London

Lush Layering

Acne Studios long oversized sweater
$310 – youheshe.com

Topshop coat
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Faith Connexion mini skirt
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Michael kors handbag
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Gucci sunglasses
$370 – profilefashion.com

By Malene Birger hat
$145 – bymalenebirger.com

Sass and Bide Inspired

Sass and Bide Inspired

While following London fashion week on the Vogue website I came across the brilliant Sass and Bide show, in which light and bright shades of spring were combined with the warm dark colours of winter. Splashes of bright yellow livened up the outfits and added a real vibrancy to the collection, from seeing this being used by these designers I decided to try and create an outfit inspired by the show. First I started with the sunny Ralph Lauren pencil skirt in yellow and incorporated it with a simple black cap sleeve crop top (easy to find on the high street). I noticed in the show that blazers were frequently worn and so added an optional structured blazer (the one shown is from Sophie Hermann and is in black suede). I chose this blazer as the high shoulder pads added a little extra chic to the outfit. Finally I added Alexander Wang leather pumps, as no outfit is complete without a lush pair of heels to lengthen the legs (especially in a pencil skirt) and finally a Sass and Bide embroidered clutch with both black and yellow to co-ordinate with the outfit.