Sometimes, the best thing about fashion is trying on something you’d never consider wearing, ever.
And the next best thing is finding that you actually love it, a lot.
Thus, I present to you, the fringe kimono, Crystal-style. Kimonos are pretty on trend for fall, but typically live in the boho-chic realm often seen paired with ripped denim shorts and a loose fitting tank.
While adorable, not my type of look.
I decided to pair it with a body con dress that has a hint of edge with the leather detailing down the front. Simple black pointed toe pumps and I was good to go. What I loved about this unlikely pairing was that it softened the dress, taking it from being a strictly evening piece to something more wearable during the day. The key is letting the kimono be the main attraction, with every other item as a supporting role.
What have you bought that you never thought you would? Tell me about your fashion risk in the comments, or on Facebook.