I have been following Cheryl of Oh To Be A Muse for a long time. She has the ultimate cool girl style, and I’m always in awe of her knack for mixing unexpected pieces to create unique looks.
|Photo on left used with permission of Cheryl of Oh To Be A Muse, from Fringe Fever|
Recently, Cheryl styled a fringe leather skirt with a textured blazer in a pulled together black and white look.
|Skirt: Eloquii (Available here)|
I had just ordered this fringe skirt. I wouldn’t have thought to pair it with tweed, but after seeing Cheryl’s look, I realized how great this was – the faux leather and tweed with metallic threads mix well and add lots of texture and shine to the simple color palette. While the tweed jacket has a conservative feel, the simple shape gives a polished feel to the fringe skirt.
|Jacket: Gap (old)|
|Clutch and bracelet: The Limited|
|Sunglasses: Calvin Klein|
While I like the striped top Cheryl is wearing, I kind of felt that I already had a lot going on for my shorter frame (though vertical stripes are elongating). I decided to streamline a bit more by wearing a simple black crop top. The sweetheart neckline shows a little more skin which I liked to help balance out the longer hemline of the skirt.
|Top: ASOS Curve|
I did like the idea of adding a print to the look though, so I swapped out the closed toe heels for floral print lace-ups.
|Shoes: Prabal Gurung for Target|
While my look was styled more for evening, Cheryl did a fantastic job of taking a fringe leather skirt and making it work appropriate. I would definitely wear Cheryl’s look to the office, and in the fall, I plan to re-create this look with a more conservative top for work.
What do you think of my interpretation? Do you follow Cheryl’s blog? Check her out at OhToBeAMuse.com!