If you haven’t been to Fargo’s newest boutique, Onyx + Pearl, you are seriously missing out. Although Onyx + Pearl is new to downtown Fargo, the woman who created it is not new to the Fargo fashion scene.
Owner and entrepreneur, Hope Goldammer, also owns Lot 2029 and Mint + Basil. Similar to it’s sister stores, Onyx + Pearl has a modern, clean and incredibly sophisticated vibe, selling a wide range of goods from jewelry and clothing to bath and body products.
Goldammer does all of the buying for Onyx + Pearl and really “digs deep” for unique clothing and bath/body vendors; often buying merchandise from designers on Etsy and Instagram. According to manager and NDSU Retail Merchandising and Design alumna, Abby Krusemark, they also sell a number of well-known brands such as Free People and Blank NYC.
With her keen eye for interior design and the help of her husband, Donny, Goldammer has created an eclectic and calming space by featuring handcrafted fixtures along with some of the building’s original wallpaper and hardwood flooring.
The vision for Onyx + Pearl was to create a versatile boutique that can meet the needs of any woman at any age. The clothing is versatile and on-trend while still maintaining good quality at an incredibly affordable price.
Fun with florals
Florals have been dominating the Fall 2017 runways. As we transition into fall, floral pieces are taking on a new look with earthier color tones, larger patterns, and denser fabrics such as tweed and corduroy.
However, don’t be afraid to transition some of your favorite summer florals into fall time by pairing them with some frayed jeans or your favorite jean jacket. Layer your favorite floral dress with an oversized sweater and some gladiator sandals for a great transitional outfit that can be worn to class or on a date.
Onyx + Pearl carries a variety of statement floral pieces from blazers to blouses to dresses. Since floral pieces are usually the focal point of any outfit, it is important to create balance with monochromatic colors and textures such as a denim jacket, a wool sweater or your favorite leather sandals.
Balance is the key component to making this trend work. Whether you’re wearing a full mid-length skirt or a wide-leg trouser, it is important to add some definition and shape to the look as a whole.
A feminine and flattering look can be accomplished by adding a more form-fitting crop top or t-shirt that can be tucked into the waist.
The top half of the outfit doesn’t have to be too form-fitting if that’s not your personal style. The key to success within this look relies on some sort of definition at the waist, whether that means tucking in you’re loose fitting blouse or leaving a sneak peak of the midriff with a crop top.
Denim, denim, denim
Over the past few seasons, we’ve seen denim venturing into a variety of different markets, including shoes, jewelry and handbags. This season, frayed denim jeans are going to be taking the cake. Onyx + Pearl has a vast variety of frayed jeans; whether you prefer a dark wash, light wash, or maybe even some embroidering or patchwork, there is something for every shape and preference.
If you’re looking to save some money, but want to freshen up your wardrobe, try DIY-ing your current skinny or boot cut jeans in just a few simple steps. Any online tutorial will do the trick, along with a pair of scissors and a classic pair of tweezers. It’s important to remember that the possibilities of denim are endless. Mix up your wardrobe with a denim handbag, jacket and pair of sandals or playsuit for a different twist on the classic textile.
Onyx + Pearl carries not just one, but multiple denim playsuits.
These pieces can be easily transitioned into fall by pairing them with an off-the-shoulder blouse or long-sleeve crop top to harbor some heat for those chilly autumn days.