Make the most of your fringe this fall
From cowboy vibe to biker looks, there is a reason everyone loves fringe. It’s chic, transformative and always in style. This long-layered fabric adds both movement and dimension to any ensemble. No matter what your preferences are, here are several ways to pull off this textured piece – whether its a full garment or a simple accessory.
When most people think of fringe, they remember those suede jackets that were in style in the 1970s. Well, if you held on to yours, you’ll be happy to know they’re back! This classic Southwestern look is returning with a bang. Try pairing a fringe jacket or vest with cowgirl boots for women or some turquoise jewelry. It’s a casual look that’s sure to turn heads and have everyone asking where you got your outfit!
A lot of Southwest style fringe outfits are made with soft, camel-colored suede. While this may be too heavy to wear at the end of summer, as soon as the weather begins to cool, you’ll be looking forward to pulling these staples out of your closet! Or you could channel your Southern goddess with a colorful, lightweight poncho or kimono. If you’re new to this craze, start simple with Monroe and Main’s Crochet Poncho, Crochet Fringe Duster or Faux Suede Fringe Vest. For a work-appropriate getup, pair the poncho with cropped dress pants and wedge heels. If you’re going shopping with your girlfriends, throw the stylish vest over a casual T-shirt and jeans. If you have a hot date planned, slip the fringe duster over one of your flattering dresses.
The bohemian look is one that always seems to be in style by utilizing different pieces. A great way to give your outfit a boho vibe is to incorporate some fringe. If you want to start small, try a pair of fringe boots or a detailed leather handbag. If you want to take your fringe game up a notch, though, go for a skirt. The great thing about a fringe skirt is that you can easily transition it from summer to fall since it covers more leg than the classic mini skirt. If a fringed mini is still too short for you, though, opt for a maxi skirt to create a carefree look.
Just because fringe is associated with the cowboy or boho look doesn’t mean it can’t be chic as well. After all, flappers practically trademarked the fashion back in the 1920s, and who was more stylish than the Jazz Age women? Fringe isn’t just perfect for people who want a carefree look; it can be very glamorous too. Consider adding a little black dress with some fringe at the bottom to your cocktail party wardrobe or even trading the brown suede jacket in for a more sleek black leather fringed one. Pair this look with pointy-toe heels or knee-high fashion boots.
A great way to wear fringe is to pair it with other textures. Let’s start with the standard leather jacket. By incorporating fringe on a traditionally tougher material, the look instantly has a more bohemian vibe. This is a great way to tone down the look of your outfit without making it boring. Additionally, texture is a simple and classic way to give your ensemble a little extra oomph.
Another successful way to pull off a fringe getup is through pattered garments. This is definitely a riskier option, as you are combining two strong fashion statements. If you aren’t quite sure about mixing and matching these two trends, perhaps opt for a garment that has a combination of both. For instance, try the Tribal Beat Fringe Skirt. It’s unique, exotic and shows off a little bit of skin, as the fringe cuts off just above the knee. Pair it with a fitted camisole, add a jean jacket, slip on some sandals and you’ve got the perfect look.
Bags & Shoes
It isn’t just hobo style bags that can be completed with some fringe, either. A bit of fringe can dress up a shiny black leather clutch too. It’s the perfect accessory if you want to give your outfit just a little something extra. If you’re looking to channel a glamorous, woman-in-charge vibe with your black fringe, wear it with some leather leggings or dark denim skinny jeans.
Try throwing a funky, fringy bag over your shoulder before you step out the door. Your fringe purse is timeless – it can be worn with any outfit, on any occasion. It’s the perfect fashion statement and it’s simple, too! So if you’re still testing out the flow of the fringe, going with a simple handbag is a great way to start.
And for more fun, try dancing around with a little texture on your toes – whether you’re wearing fringe booties, wedges or knee-high gladiator sandals. Fringe accents exude a carefree vibe, as you can dress this look up or down for any season. In fact, fringe trim looks gorgeous on a pair of shoes and completely speaks for itself. Be sure to keep the rest of your accessories to a minimum, and let those stylish fringe booties do the talking and walking.
Lastly, to make your fringe items really stand out, look for the trend in gorgeous, vibrant colors. Hey, nothing can turn a few heads quite like a pair of cobalt heels adorned with fringe. Going bold is a great way to make a high-end fashion statement.
It’s all about the styling, ladies. The key to successfully pulling of this trend is to tone down the rest of our outfit, and let the fringe take the reins!