I was going to wait to write about the fringe Fall trend as we got closer to September, especially since I’m doing a page of “Fringe” in the magazine for that month, but I COULDN’T WAIT! Fringe is back. And it’s back big. And though it’s not something I like a lot of, a little can be amazing. Take for instance, shoes. Some of the fringed heels out there make you look like you are wearing a small Chewbacca, while others add just enough to be fun and sexy. I don’t know about you, but I like the trend muchmore in accessories than I do in clothing. I fell in love with a couple of sandals back in the Spring (this trend actually started then) and that’s what got me obsessed about actually getting a fringed sandal for Fall. What I love about most of the fringed sandals is that they are suede, which seems very “fallish” to me. And though the Aquazurra sandal below was adorable in both the red and the yellow; the grays, blacks, and browns these new sandals are coming out in seem much more seasonably appropriate.
Normally I would not consider myself a “gingham person” (whatever that is) but somehow things have changed. It all started last Spring when I decided I had to have a black and white gingham shirt. I’m sure this was due to some pin that I saw on Pinterest, but nonetheless, I searched for weeks before I finally found one as there was not a lot to be found last year. Cut to Spring 2015 and lo and behold, gingham is now “in”! I have seen it everywhere and in all kinds of forms. Mostly black and white, but some navy and red have popped up as well. And this is not your grandmother’s gingham! These pieces are stylish, and this classic pattern feels new again (as long as you don’t wear it head to toe… though I’ve seen that too!) Personally, I really prefer it in black and white or navy and white. There is something just so clean and fresh about black and white together for Spring and this puts it all in one package! Here are some inspiration photos: