DIY Ankle Fringe…add it to any shoe






I bought these Jessica Simpson nude patent heels quite a while ago and would have returned them if there weren’t $50. I figure for $50 I’ll wear them at some point, even if under long pants because I don’t really love how they make my legs look.

I probably wouldn’t buy a pair of ankle fringe shoes but since the idea is so simple, I though, why not? You can make the fringe cuffs smaller …to hit at your actual ankle but I find that sometimes cuts off my leg. The lower swag under the ankle bone elongates the leg a bit and the fringe actually changed the way my legs appear in the shoes and now I’m happy with them.

The one problem I foresee is when I walk, the fringe sometimes gets caught under my heel. Otherwise …LOVE.

*sorry to confuse …should have mentioned. Fringe is beige/ivory …shoes are nude patent with light gold heel.


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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Jessica

    June 26, 2009 | Reply

    The fringe idea is really cool!

    And I love those shoes!

  • Iva

    June 26, 2009 | Reply

    really cute! great tip about elongating legs. I like the color scheme you picked of the white fringe to go with the nude heels, its a nice combination. Thank you for another fun DIY.

  • Nicole Marie

    June 26, 2009 | Reply

    really! you need to sell your diy stuff on etsy!!

  • courtney

    June 26, 2009 | Reply

    that look amazing!! you have such nice toned legs!! and i actually like those shoes!

  • Joelyne

    June 26, 2009 | Reply

    great idea beautiful! you are amazing!


  • Elizabeth Marie

    June 26, 2009 | Reply

    Super cute! Now I’m the asshole who bought the fringed Loubs…and I actually like these better!! Fab!!

  • Victoria

    June 26, 2009 | Reply

    great idea, love it.

    in a non lesbian way, ur legs are amazingg!


  • Solo

    June 26, 2009 | Reply

    That’s awesome! And thanks for sharing it. Hope to see more, have a great day.=D

    Travel and Living

  • Rainy

    June 26, 2009 | Reply

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  • Nil

    June 26, 2009 | Reply

    You are my style diva Maegan!

  • smartscruffyfashion

    June 26, 2009 | Reply

    That is a fab idea! I have just been looking at shoe accessories i.e. jewellery on litterfs. They do the chains for shoes etc.

    Otherwise I’m still loving your tattoo lol


  • Gisela

    June 26, 2009 | Reply

    Hi maegan!! thanks!!!!!!!!
    I love your blog and all your outfits, and the diy section…. waw!!! I wish to be good for these things but I’m a bit good for nothing (sorry for my english!!!!!). Lots of kisses!!!! See you!!!

  • Martina

    June 26, 2009 | Reply

    Thank you!! I like the idea so much!

  • deep_in_vogue

    June 26, 2009 | Reply

    Great tutorial, such a great idea and surprising look!

  • New Wife

    June 26, 2009 | Reply

    Hi Maegan, I’ve been following you for about a month. At first I was a little unsure about your “Completely Gratuituos Outfit Posts”, but I’ve come around to love them and how you incorporate your DIY projects, the hair, EVERYTHING!!

    You truly are an inspiration for a non-stylish girl like me.

    This post is just another amazing idea.

  • vicen

    June 26, 2009 | Reply

    thanks for you coment.

  • Tina { Luphia Loves... }

    June 26, 2009 | Reply

    wow!! what an amazing diy job, the result is stunning!

  • brooke

    June 26, 2009 | Reply

    whaaattt?!?! love it!! and what the frig i want those shoes…obessed with bows!

  • anhesty

    June 26, 2009 | Reply

    these are awesome! i sent a shout out to ya on my blog!

  • issa

    June 26, 2009 | Reply

    fantastic DIY pretty lady!!!

  • graceful nichole

    June 26, 2009 | Reply
  • anhesty

    June 26, 2009 | Reply

    yea maybe i will open my own etsy shop one day… when i have more time to make things. thanks for the encouragement!

  • Jaime

    June 26, 2009 | Reply

    I recently discovered your blog- loved the french braid in the previous post. This is so clever! The shoes are cute alone, but with the fringe, it’s a totally new shoe! $50 well spent!

  • down and out chic

    June 26, 2009 | Reply

    you are a creating machine! have a fantastic weekend.

  • Meagan

    June 26, 2009 | Reply

    I am absolutely in love with those shoes and I can’t seem to find them anywhere! Nordstrom doesn’t have the Honey color anymore 🙁

  • GiGi

    June 26, 2009 | Reply

    You’re such an inspration! I love the DIY posts. I ‘m cleaning out the closet, but I’m planning some DIY projects on them.

    Thanks so much!!!

  • Carlinha

    June 26, 2009 | Reply

    Passando pra deixar um grande beijo, desejar um ótimo final de semana!

    Dá uma passadinha no o post de hoje é sobre a fofa da Valquíria!!!

    Mil beijosss

  • Sherin

    June 26, 2009 | Reply

    I love all your DIY posts. They’re brililant. This one is no exception.

  • kathleen

    June 26, 2009 | Reply

    Oooh, soo cool! I love all your DIY content…!

  • Angeles Almuna Design

    June 26, 2009 | Reply

    Great idea!!!!! 🙂

  • Milly

    June 26, 2009 | Reply

    great idea!!!… those shoes!


    June 26, 2009 | Reply

    Great idea!! You are an artist!! Your wardrobe is in continous change. lol

  • Hanako66

    June 26, 2009 | Reply

    it turned out great!!!

    you are so clever:)

  • Amy

    June 26, 2009 | Reply

    Hmm, they look totally fantastic on you and I would be copying them immediately if my legs looked anything like yours 🙁 x

  • Legallyblondemel

    June 26, 2009 | Reply

    I’m not clever enough to DIY, but I so admire those of you with the patience to figure it out.

    And those SHOES! I cannot believe they came from Jessica Simpson, of all people; sounds like you’re iffy on them, but I think they’re fab.

  • Ana

    June 26, 2009 | Reply

    You are a genius!

  • Miss Eve

    June 26, 2009 | Reply

    I think those shoes are one of the sexiest shoes I’ve ever seen…

  • Violet

    June 26, 2009 | Reply

    You NEVER cease to amaze me women!!! lol

    this topped the ruffle diy and that had me mesmerized for a couple of minutes

    your legs look great by themselves without the fringe btw

    Vi from Cali

  • bisou-joue

    June 27, 2009 | Reply

    so funny !

  • Keeley

    June 27, 2009 | Reply

    You are my DIY fashion hero!!!!!!!!

  • K @ Blog Goggles

    June 29, 2009 | Reply

    New question: what shouldn’t we add fringe to? My vote is nothing.

  • Michele

    July 1, 2009 | Reply

    whoa whoa whoa. Can you make me a pair? 😉

  • Anonymous

    August 25, 2009 | Reply

    I love that you can do all this stuff but these remind me of a clydesdale horse

  • Anonymous

    October 6, 2009 | Reply

    Wow! I love this! But I was just wondering where you got the fringe from? I can’t seem to find that kind in any of the DIY shops near where I live.

  • Noa

    August 20, 2010 | Reply

    The fringe shoe is totally here to stay this season!

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