Kelsey Merritt Channels Moody Cowgirl Aesthetic in Black Fringe Top

Kelsey Merritt.<p>Christian Vierig/Getty Images</p>
Kelsey Merritt.

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If you’re seeking out trendy, seasonal outfit inspiration this fall, look no further than Kelsey Merritt. The three-time SI Swimsuit model is also an Instagram fashionista, and the 26-year-old cemented her her status as such with a recent outfit we just can’t stop thinking about.

On Sept. 28, Merritt shared an Instagram carousel of an all-black ensemble that she sported to attend the Balmain runway show during Paris Fashion Week. Her black button-up top featured cowgirl-inspired fringe sleeves, while the Filipino-American model opted for a matching black mini skirt and knee-high pointed-toe boots. She accessorized with a gold chain necklace, earrings and a tiny black leather Balmain handbag.

As always, Merritt’s glam was top notch. Hairstylist Renz Pangilinan opted for a slicked-back wet look, while makeup artist Mickey See gave the model a subtle smokey eye and nude lip.

While the first three snaps were captured on the streets of Paris, the final slide was taken indoors at the high-fashion event. Merritt captioned her carousel of photos with a simple black heart emoji and tagged the French luxury fashion house.

“I mean😍😍😍,” 2023 SI Swimsuit cover star Brooks Nader gushed in the comments section.

“obsessed 🔥🤍,” Christina Zilber noted.

“Stunner ❤️,” Mona Patel applauded.

“always making it easy for me 📸📸📸,” sister and photographer Keagan Merritt quipped.

When putting together outfits this fall, take a page from Merritt’s book, as you can never go wrong with a monochromatic, all-black ensemble—particularly when it incorporates an already trendy aesthetic with a bit of an edge.

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