Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Fringe Benefits

Style has taken a swinging turn with fringe bags, vests, dresses and accessories standing out as must have items for the up and coming season. I was on the fringe about this trend because I thought most of the items looked a little costumey. But during the pre-Thanksgiving sale, I came upon this suede fringe vest for less than $10 and thought I'd give it a try. 
I love the key concept behind this trend with the neutral suedes and unique silhouettes, it gives off that effortlessly chic look but also makes it fun as well. In particular a fashionable vest, be it a fringe one, is such a versatile separate that can be dressed up or down to suit different occasions.
The best thing about this trend is that it can be interpreted in many ways and adds a fun, unique finish to your look. So instead of donning an all-out fringey look, add fringe subtly to any outfit with a nice pair of fringed earrings or accessories, fringed handbag, booties with frills or a fringed vest like this one. It's a super-fun trend to try!
Here I tried to mix and match various styles from the decades and paired this vest with my skull-ring clutch for a rocker chic look. Many of you have asked me whether the skull and jewels were individual rings but they are actually ring-handles attached to my clutch!


[Outfit]
Vest  :: Jessica Simpson via Macy's
Top :: American Rag via Macy's
Bottom :: Rampage via Macy's
Clutch :: eBay

Thanks for reading! 

79 comments:

  1. I am finding that I really love black, white and bone, tan, etc. etc. together.

    Nice look.

    xo

    dawn

    http://www.sassybagblogettes.blogspot.com/

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  2. I love your outfit!I love your navy top!
    Kisses

    www.ineedmorehungers.blogspot.com

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  3. Stripes and fringes!! Love it! And that is a great clutch you found on ebay! Good luck on Finals, and thanks for the heads up about GFC. I did NOT know that.

    xo~sam

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  4. Cute top. I love stripes but I am usually better off in the vertical variety.

    Good luck on your finals & thanks for the kind words on my blog again. You are sweet.

    http://theleatherskirt.blogspot.com/

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  5. Those rings are awesome. And I had no idea about GFC, thanks for the heads up.

    xx Jessica

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  6. That really sucks about GFC!!!

    Love the clutch...very great alternative to the McQueen Clutch!

    www.dashysassy.com

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  7. What a great purchase for $10. The vest is perfect paired with the stripes. Your rings are so cute too :)

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  8. That vest is a great complement! Looks great! Kisses

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  9. that ring is ridiculously cool, love the whole outfit, fringe is awesome!



    myblissisthisway.blogspot.com

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  10. I'm not sure about the fringe trend either, especially on boots! But maybe that's just because I'm picky...
    http://www.rebeccajart.blogspot.com

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  11. I'm loving all the different prints here!

    The fringe, the stripes, the python, the leather its all so creative and chic!

    you look gorgeous, especially your hair.

    xoxo,
    daisy

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  12. Such a great vest and I love your rings! I'm following you on bloglovin' so whatever happens with GFC, I can keep reading.

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  13. Following on Bloglovin' - please follow mine there as well :)

    www.theprettyfactor.blogspot.com

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  14. Lovely outfit dear, like always you look beautiful! xoxo

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  15. Lovin' the fringe vest and clutch, hun. Hope you're enjoying your week so far.

    xx Love & Aloha

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  16. Love the top and the clutch!
    ~Anne

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  17. hey, thu! that clutch is so much fun, and i love your fringe vest! the clutch is edgy, the vest has a native-indian feel to it, and the striped top is very modern, yet everything works so well on you. btw, your eyebrows are amazing! i always enjoy your looks, and i wish you all the BEST on your finals, thu. we'll be in touch again when you're done. :)
    jasmine

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  18. I love this look!! different prints it´s so original!! You´re very chic!

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  19. nice look. i love stripes!

    http://excurlythoughts.blogspot.com/

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  20. thanks for dropping by girl :) ollowing you- do add me on bloglovin too :)
    great style- I have a similar top .. yayyyy

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  21. you look lovely!
    Love Lois xxx

    http://lisforlois.blogspot.com/

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  22. Love the clutch, Thu! Reminds me of McQueen :)

    As for GFC, I believe they are discontinuing it on sites that are not powered by Blogger. So technically, you should be fine and have nothing to worry about!

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  23. Love, love, love this look! The fringe, the stripes... So pretty! xoxo

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  24. Hey Thu! You did a great job styling that piece! And what a steal!!! Hope all is well. :D
    http://sassyuptownchic.blogspot.com/

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  25. First off your hair is so super shiny and gorgeous. Second, I can't believe you got that vest at such a steal. The whole look works! :)

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  26. You look lovely! I just love that vest!

    Good luck on your finals! =)

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  27. Love the fringe vest...very chic! Your photos are gorgeous as well. Definitely have a new follower!

    itsmytaste.blogspot.com

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  28. this is such a wonderful look!!! love the fringe vest! :D you have such a wonderful blog! :)

    katslovefashion.blogspot.com

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  29. that vest is something i would love to incorporate in my closet. i like how you mixed it with the unexpected black & white. very cool edgy rings. we'll miss you while your studying, but you know it's a necessary evil. ;)

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  30. woa, i love the pants!
    i know they are not the star of the outfit, but they are awesome!

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  31. Really love this look! So cool! You look great as usual, can't wait to see the next outfit! :)

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  32. The outfit is great, but I just love your hair! It looks great the way you have it styled! Thanks for checking out my blog, I'm glad I can follow now! :)

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  33. this fringe vest is such a great buy! Looks fabulous with the striped top. You have a amazing wardrobe! I like the chunky rings too>

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

    come enter the Landmark movie tickets giveaway!

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  34. Thu, you rock that fringe, lady! :) I haven't managed to make it work for my aesthetic, but you're giving me ideas with the clash of textures in this look!

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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  35. i love fringe! it looks great on you :)
    visit mine if you have a chance,thankyou :)

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  36. I am partial to stripes, so loving this look. The fringing adds some texture and drama. Fabulous!

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  37. So so so very jealous that you're only a few thin layers while I'm looking more like the Michelin man. Your hair looks incredible. So shiny and beautifully styled.

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  38. Whoa I thought they were rings, and was about to say that your rings are amazing, but I guess instead i'll say amazing clutch!

    x
    Anna

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  39. The vest looks great!
    And I've loved the pants.
    kisses

    www.mientrasdormiasenmadrid.com

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  40. I enjoyed this blog. Come to check out mine.

    http://paquetevistasbien.blogspot.com

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  41. I wouldn't want to remove that clutch from my fingers - stunning!

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  42. Ooh really? thanks for this Info. and by the way that clutch is Gorgeous!

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  43. love your tight. and this whole look awesome :) feel free for do follow/link.

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  44. You look stunning! I love that you mixed so many textures, it works together like harmony!

    Aya ♥ Strawberry Koi

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  45. you have beautiful hair and a beautiful blog I am your new follower via google friend connect hope you can take a look at my blog and follow back so we can keep in touch :)

    http://www.ohmydior.org/

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  46. The vest is adorable, it gives your outfit a special twist! X

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  47. visit you back, I love your vest :D

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  48. love your fringe vest.. and oh my those rings!! i think, i can punch somebody's face with that..LOL:))

    THE SECRET LIFE OF "D"

    in Love&Light
    Queen D

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  49. The fringe is awesome! Looks great with your outfit :)

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  50. You are totally working that fringe vest! Also love the masses of chunky rings, gives the outfit a really edgy touch :)

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  51. Hi, Thu! Miaojuan is here. Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog. I am just able to blog today, so I am just able to visit you. You're pretty, keep blogging ya :)

    xx
    www.hanmiaojuan.com

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  52. The fringe vest is so gorgeous! I haven't seen a piece like that! Love that you styled it with a striped shirt!
    Good luck!

    skinnymoonstick.blogspot.com

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  53. love these stripes and fringe!

    thanks for stopping by my blog, i invite you to return ;-)

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  54. I love that fringe vest and the striped top is adorable too!
    www.saysskippy.blogspot.com

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  55. Love your outfit! the fringe vest is amazing x

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  56. love the stripes!
    your newest follower,
    elisabeth
    http://lavitaebella-elisabeth.blogspot.com/

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  57. I adore your vest with that amazing fringe & that awesome skull ring. You look beautiful! xo

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  58. I would have NEVER thought to pair a vest like that with that shirt. It looks lovely on you. And I LOVE your hair curled!

    I'm bummed about GFC.. I still haven't figured out what I'm going to do about that. Blah.

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  59. Thanks for the comment! I love the vest. It's so fun!

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  60. awesome clutch!
    care to follow?
    xoxo

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  61. Well, hellooooo beautiful! You look great!

    Loves,
    Rowan

    www.redreidinghood.com

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  62. This is super cute. I love your jewels and the stripe top.

    -Ly
    http://www.lyzhang.com

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  63. Gorgeous vest!

    GTBB,
    http://badjoan.blogspot.com
    http://cookingjoan.blogspot.com

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  64. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

    Love the vest and the rings are rockin'!!!

    - Justine
    luckeysgoods.blogspot.com

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  65. LOVE this fringe vest and the striped shirt AND the clutch. There's so much to look at in this look. That vest was definitely a great find!

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  66. love your outfit! gorgeous vest!

    -Carol
    http://declarationofcaptivation.blogspot.com/

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  67. hey! Pretty sure GFC is only ending for people who don't use Blogger as their platform. It only effects those who use Wordpress/Tumblr etc. So you'll be safe :)

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  68. I love this look! Great pairing! Thanks so much for visiting my blog!

    http://alittlebitoflacquer.blogspot.com

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  69. Love the stripes! You look great! xo

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