Fringe Benefits

Crop tops and summer go together like peanut butter and jelly—this one, from H&M is one that I picked up a couple of weeks ago, and even though I wasn't sure how to style it, I had to buy it for the tassel fringe alone. I love when clothing has fun little details that just add a bit of dimension to an otherwise simple piece. The tassels make me feel like dancing, and moving around; I can definitely see this being great for festivals, or a night out dancing. I thought it would be fun to style it for daytime though, and incorporate it into my usual denim uniform.The thing with wearing statement pieces for daytime, is that you definitely have to tone them down with simpler items.

These jeans, which I got for $10 on eBay, are my new favorites! I love the high waist, and light wash, but since I've distressed them, they've taken on a whole new life! I love how the stray threads dance around when I walk, and I thought these would be a great compliment to the fringe on the top. I layered a more structured vest on top, just to tie it all together, and added some strappy sandals to help elongate my legs a bit.

For night, I would probably pair this top with a high waisted pencil skirt, or flowy pants. I like the idea of wearing high waisted items with crop tops, especially this one with the angles it creates, because it just gives a peek of skin, which I think is super sexy, without trying too hard.

How would you guys style this top? I'm curious to know!



Top: H&M // Vest: Forever 21 //  Jeans: Calvin Klein (Vintage + DIY) // Shoes: Asos // Bracelets: Thrifted // Sunnies: Ray-Ban Clubmaster 51mm // Necklace: Luca Jewelry // Rings: Forever 21

Photography by Christopher Cain