Hats

Fringe Skirt: 3 Ways

This season, fringe is in! When a new trend is on the rise, figuring out how to wear it can be a little tricky. We've teamed up with Shein.com to give you a few ideas for how you can wear fringe in a variety of ways! Check out their site for more on-trend looks shipped directly to your home. 

Photo by Christina Wedge, Style by Susie Roupe

Photo by Christina Wedge, Style by Susie Roupe

Photos by Christina Wedge, Style by Susie Roupe

Photos by Christina Wedge, Style by Susie Roupe

Look #1

This look is a twist on a classic. If you want to play it safe and dip your toe into wearing a fringe skirt, this is a great way to do it. Using neutrals ties everything together and keeps your outfit soft and light.

SHOP THE LOOK: Silk top by Banana Republic (Similar), Brown Tassel Straight Skirt by Shein, Booties by Crown Vintage (Similar), Gray Felt Hat by CottonOn, and Quilted Leather Bag by Michael Kors (Similar). 

Photo by Christina Wedge, Style by Susie Roupe

Photo by Christina Wedge, Style by Susie Roupe

Photo by Christina Wedge, Style by Susie Roupe

Photo by Christina Wedge, Style by Susie Roupe

Photo by Christina Wedge, Style by Susie Roupe

Photo by Christina Wedge, Style by Susie Roupe

LOOK #2

This look is also pretty tame and can be switched up a bit by changing from booties to heels. Again, using neutrals keeps the outfit easy to put together and adding a pop of color in a handbag (in the season's hottest mustard shade) keeps things a bit more interesting. Because the skirt has a high waist, I paired it with a cropped grey sweater. Perfect outfit for a fall day out on the town!

SHOP THE LOOK: Cropped Grey Cable Knit Sweater (Similar), Brown Tassel Straight Skirt by SheinBooties by Crown Vintage (Similar), Gray Felt Hat by CottonOn, Mustard Leather Handbag Michael by Michael Kors (Similar), Nude Leather Heels by Stuart Weitzman (Similar) 

Photo by Christina Wedge, Style by Susie Roupe

Photo by Christina Wedge, Style by Susie Roupe

Photo by Christina Wedge, Style by Susie Roupe

Photo by Christina Wedge, Style by Susie Roupe

LOOK #3

This last look is the most funky of the three and I think I had the most fun wearing this one. Try wearing a fringe skirt with some colorful heels, a fun belt, and a colorful graphic tee for a more playful look. Add a neutral sweater for warmth and a neutral handbag to keep things from getting too crazy. 

Shop the Look: Blue Ombre Heels by Boutique 9, Kissing Foxes Belt by Anthropologie, Colorful Graphic Tee (Similar), Brown Tassel Straight Skirt by Shein. Grey Waterfall Cardigan (Similar)

 

So, tell us! What would you pair with a suede texture fringe skirt? Which of these outfits do you like best? 


Early October Fashion

Photo by Christina Wedge

Photo by Christina Wedge

You know what is a fun thing about fall? That we can wear warm weather HATS! I just bought one (it will be featured very soon) and I want to wear it constantly. The only thing stopping me is the urge to not have constant hat hair. Danielle is doing a fine job modelling this Urban Outfitters hat on a warm early fall day. She probably doesn't even have hat hair.

Photo by Christina Wedge

Photo by Christina Wedge

You may remember Danielle from our first "Spotlight" post last year, or from our most recent fashion post.  Not only does she heal with sound, but she also makes jewelry! This necklace is "Brass on Kanye" from Soundembrace. 

Photo by Christina Wedge

Photo by Christina Wedge

Photo by Christina Wedge

Photo by Christina Wedge

Danielle has beautiful volume in her hair. It's tempting to only wear a hat when your hair just wont cooperate. Since they're such great accessories, I recommend wearing one when it makes sense with your outfit and mood for the day. You can always wear a bun on bad hair days, and a hat on good hair days. We encourage you to find a hat or two that you love this season wear it with confidence. Go, be bold!

Hats: Where to Get Them & How to Wear Them

 

My mama once said to an elderly woman at a Mother's Day brunch we were attending with my grandmother, 

"What a beautiful hat! I wish hats were stylish...uh...you know...for...younger people...." 

This was years ago, but it is still hilarious to remember Mama trying to back peddle out of that. My mama is a very nice, polite woman, so she was horrified by her slip-up. My sister and I saw only humor in it and to this day say "Oh, I wish hats were stylish for younger people" any time someone says something accidentally insulting.

Well, good news, younger people! HATS ARE STYLISH NOW!

Here's the breakdown of my favorites plus where to get them and how to pull them off.

The Wide Brim Floppy Hat

TopShop, $52

TopShop, $52

The floppy hat is so very chic right now. Wear it in a fun color and keep your outfit neutral. For example, wear black skinny jeans, taupe booties, and a flowy black top. Be sure to curl your hair loosely with a curling wand so it looks effortless. Carry a big handbag, wear some funky jewelry and a big pair of sunglasses. Watch out for paparazzi because you will most likely be mistaken for a celebrity.

The Trench Coat Hat

Macy's on sale now, $29.99

Macy's on sale now, $29.99

Is that you, Carmen Sandiego? Fly under the radar in style with a trench coat hat. Keep your hair silky smooth and curled like a 1940's movie star or curl the ends lightly for a soft, elegant look. Pair it with a trench coat, leather skirt, heels, and a simple top. Keep jewelry understated. Remember--you are under cover!

 

The Bowler Hat

Urban Outfitters, $34

Urban Outfitters, $34

This hat reminds me of a musical number I did as a member of the Augusta Children's Chorale in middle school. The song was cleverly called "Hats" and we sang these words as we danced around with little plastic bowler hats in a choreographed production:

"Hats! are made for your head. And when it's cold outside, they keep you warm instead!"

I wore the hat with my chorale uniform which was, (brace yourself for horror and pain) an evergreen drop waist potato sack dress with a placemat collared puffy-sleeved white shirt, opaque white tights, and black pilgrim shoes. That outfit was the sole reason for any teenage angst I may have suffered in the following years.

But you can wear this hat in a much more stylish way!  Wear your hair down and a little messy. This is a great way to work with your hair if you're in a hurry and have not washed it or you're struggling with a particularly stubborn cowlick. Pair the hat with a simple relaxed fit dress and booties for a laid back look.

The Western-Inspired Hat

ShopBop, $150

ShopBop, $150

This hat is super versatile! It's a bit western-inspired but does not cross over into cowboy hat territory. Style your hair in a cool braid like this one, swept to one side, and wear with a faux fur vest and heeled boots. Check out how one of my favorite fashion bloggers, Wendy put her monochromatic look together with a feather vest. 

 

We hope you will try out some of these looks with hats and make them your own! Tag us with #endsinstyle on instagram and Facebook and show us how you top off your style with a hat! Follow us with Bloglovin!

Mama would love it ;)