Fringe – a style that, at first thought, might seem daunting off the runway – is having a major moment. Eye-catching and full of movement, swingy, choppy edges were all over the runway and social media last Fall-Winter. This spring, designers continue this action-packed theme with countless looks celebrating tasseled drapery, swishy fringe, and a penchant for sophisticated bohemian-chic.
While the style can appear a little daring, because of its statement quality and easiness to blend into any look or style, fringe is actually an easy style to do. The inherent playfulness of fringe has been giving hemlines, bodices, sleeves and collars flouncy appeal, be it bohemian, Western, or 20s-inspired. Fringe attached to clothes, bags, and accessories are on-trend, versatile, and fun. Incorporated just right, the look can easily go from Coachella-music festival-style to office-hours for all ages. For instance, frayed or fringe-lined skirts, jacket edges and sleeves become lively and playful, handbags are reborn, and suede becomes luxurious, Western, and very wearable.
The style is ideal for weekend dressing: relaxed, effortlessly cool, and incredibly fun. See how to break the monotony of timeworn dressing by investing in some quality fringe pieces. These outfits might just invite the fashion timid to rethink the classic trend and want to wear it out, pronto. And for those who don’t want to sit watch from the sidelines yet aren’t ready to commit, try a fringed clutch or handbag to start – you just might be a convert before the day’s over.