One of the top trends on the runways this New York Fashion Week was fringe. I’m totally here for it!
It can be styled so many different ways, and adds that extra flare to any look. To keep it simple pair it with a simple sweatshirt and white booties.
It was seen anywhere from blouses, to the bottoms of pants to full blown head to toe maxi dresses in fringe. It’s really versatile, and a bit unexpected.
Since this is trending as we go into spring there were lots of fringe in lighter colors. Here’s a $22 skirt option in a pretty light color that’d be the perfect way to dip your toe into the trend without breaking the bank.
“AND” not “OR”. Ok, stick with me here for a second.
Since I’ve become a mama I’ve had this notion that to be a “successful mom” I had to be with my boys at alllll times.
Guilt consumed me any time I would leave them or even look away to do anything for myself.
Ya’ll I have peed holding a baby. Multiple times actually. Not proud of that one, but it happened. The attachment is real.
I had this spark in me that wanted to be an entrepreneur, but I put water on that flame. I thought I had to choose between the two. Mom or business lady. “OR” not “AND”.
After lots of soul searchin’, podcast listening, scouring blogs, I found that is simply not the case.
How does one pour everything into their kids while also pursuing a career? (I’m talking stay at home mom life for me….) HARD DANG WORK. It can be done. It might take staying up late, missing out on some fun times to work, and a few tears here and there. BUT. IT CAN BE DONE.
The key to this is learning how to be intentional and efficient with your time. (The amount of things I can cross off a to-do list could win a dang award!)
Be where your feet are. When you are with your children, give them your all. Same for work time.
It’s important to be an example to our kids of what hard work looks like, as well as loving them hard.
There is something SO magical about New York Fashion Week. So many dreams are coming true for so many, and the energy is amazing!
I loved strolling the streets, taking on PR meetings, meeting other bloggers, and finding so much inspiration in the street style.
For day one I decided to go with fall’s HOTTEST trend…animal print! We hit the ground running as soon as we arrived in NYC. This leopard blazer and matching silk shorts were great for meetings as well as more informal gatherings. Each of these pieces can be worn apart and extremely versatile. These were a bit of a splurge, but I’ve found several similar options that are a bit more budget friendly as well.
The exact blazer can be found HERE and the exact shorts HERE. You can find a more budget friendly option ($32!) HERE. These sunglasses are a chloe dupe, and an under $20 find!
HOW TO STYLE ANIMAL PRINT
*Treat it as a neutral. No, really! You can mix it with other prints or patterns. It can go with any color you wish as well.
*This trend isn’t just leopard (even though I’ve been seeing a TON of that!) Think tiger print, snakeskin, anything animal inspired!!
*Go BOLD! Head to toe animal print! For this, I prefer a neutral shoe.
TOP FALL FASHION TRENDS
1. Animal Prints- (YAY!)
2. Shades of White- Break the rules. White after labor day is totally allowed. This fall it’s even encouraged. 😉
3. Bold Shoulders- Last year was all about the cold shoulder, this year is all about the bold!
4. Saville Row- Houndstooth, Plaid, etc. Anything with that great texture!
5. Western Wear- A modern approach to western wear. Also, seeing a more “space cowboy look.” Lots of western wear partnered with metallics and modern touches.