Skirt: White Tiered Fringe Skirt
In style and fashion, the word fringe is defined as “an ornamental border of threads left loose or formed into tassels or twists, used to edge clothing or material” (Google), but in life, it is an adjective that means “not part of the mainstream; unconventional, peripheral, or extreme” (Google). I love a good fringe garment, especially because it’s not something that I wear often. When I do wear fringe, it’s to make a statement. Fringe gives me the feelings of being free and rebellious. When walking in a fringe piece, the tassels move with such fluidity. Fringe has been flowing since the days of flapper girls in the 1920’s and the early Rock ‘n’ Roll days in the 50’s and 60’s. My two favorite entertainers that favored fringe are Jimmy Hendrix and Tina Turner. They were two very outstanding performers in their prime, and fringe was apart of their performance attire.
Fringe is extreme, different, and like google says “unconventional”. Sometimes, I use those three adjectives to describe my sense of style. I love to diversify my fashion because I admire so many unique designers and styles. One day I can look like a bohemian princess and the next day I can look like a British pop star. So often, we as individuals try to conform our styles to one type of genre, but why should we do that when we are exposed to some many different styles in magazines, on social media, and on television. I have my moments when I go back and forth and question my outfit. I sometimes ask myself if a color is too bold or if I am accessorizing too much. It’s good to question your outfits sometimes, because less can be more, but don’t over think it. If you feel confident in your outfit, just like fringe, go with the flow. In the words of the unconventional and extreme master mind, Dr.Seuss, ” Why fit in when you were born to standout” !
Do you Boo!