feathery fringe

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I knew I was on the lookout for a feather or fringe skirt; so when I finally found one on sale (!), I debated long and hard about how to wear fringe at work and still look professional. Turns out, it’s really not that hard. Add a serious-looking top, and it’s all business on top and a party on the bottom. The hardest part of wearing fringe at work? Resisting the temptation to wiggle around like a hula girl (see last photo below) all day. I’m totally feeling feathery fringe at work this spring.

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Top: J Crew via Saver’s ($7, retails for $75)

Skirt: Ann Taylor ($25 marked down from $125)
Tights: gift
Shoes: Sam Edelman via Nordstrom Rack ($50 marked down from $90)
Necklace: Banana Republic ($7 marked down from $80)

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Fashion Huntress tips:

1) Personally, I find that figuring out how to make trendy items work in a conservative work environment is a constant challenge. I rely on Pinterest quite a bit for researching trends and how to style them for work. Sometimes I find a work look on Pinterest, other times I do not, but I often get ideas and a starting place for specific trends. If you see a trend on my blog, odds are that I have inspiration pins on my Pinterest board. If you’re ever interested in checking out my inspiration board, you can find it here!

2) When I found this skirt, there was only one left and it was a few sizes too big. As is often the case with clearance items, you are left with whatever didn’t sell earlier in the season. Taking things in is always easier than letting things out, so I will often pick up a clearance item if I think I can do some basic alterations. I researched how to take this skirt in, but ultimately ended up taking the “path of least resistance” and folding the waistband in on both sides and then sewing the fold over by hand. Yes, this probably could have been done in a more professional way, but it only took about 10 minutes and looked perfect once on. If you want more information, there are some great basic tutorials online, you can find some of them here.

Anyone else loving fringe and feathers lately? I hope everyone has a great weekend! Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it so very much!

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21 thoughts on “feathery fringe

  1. I love fringe but never thought of the feather outfit… but this is so cute…yet you have styled so elegantly for work wear…And i just loved that neckpiece…really gorgeous.
    ❤ Ruchi

  2. I love the fringe! You look like you’re shaking it out in one of those pics! I’m seriously wanting a feathered skirt…there is one on CHOiES that I’ve considered but I’m just not quite sure its a “work friendly” purchase and my photographer is only available during the work week. I might try fringe though; you make it look so chic and professional at the same time! xx…Cortneybre…
    http://Cortneybre.com

  3. Super fab skirt! And great price point too! I don’t think I could resist swinging around in that, it’s such a fun piece to wear! Great look!

    xo, jackie
    stylemydreams.wordpress.com

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