You no longer have to be a hippy to wear fringe. This throwback trend is available in many variations to fit your style. It’s an easy way to add substance to an outfit with minimal effort. Strands that dangle, are becoming more noticeable on shirts, bags, shorts, boots, sandals, jewelry and bathing suits. The best thing is, it doesn’t stop at the basic brown. We’ve spotted trendy new colors such as amethyst, cobalt, emerald, mint and navy. But if you’re a newbie, ease on into the trend with tan, brick, black or gray strands.
The Iconic Fringe Vest
This is the piece that started it all! You can pair this with a simple t-shirt & jeans combo. By downplaying the outfit, you make the vest become the focal point without risking looking like you overdid it. Stick with simple hoop earrings or studs as accessories. Be sure to avoid statement necklaces which could compete for attention with the vest. A tan, black or gray vest also looks great with turquoise jewelry, which can help add some color to the look while complementing the leather nicely.
Rock A Fringe Shirt
Fringe shirts are often made of a jersey or cotton material. The ends are usually tied to prevent fraying. Wear this trend with shorts or skinny jeans to balance out the looseness of the top and keep the look casual. If the shirt doesn’t have a graphic on the front feel free to add some long necklaces, big hoop earrings, rings or a stack of bracelets for a little extra edge.
A little fringe can go a long way – plus it looks super cute on a pair of denim shorts. Pair these shorts with a tank or simple loose cut top so it doesn’t compete with the fringe. To complete the look, add combat boots or gladiator sandals.
Lounge In a Fringe Bikini
If your not a fan of printed suits but still want a bathing suit with a unique touch to it this is the trend to try. It comes in your favorite bikini styles like a bandeau or halter and they are now available in the latest colors on trend for the summer.
Fringe Your Bag!
A little fringe can do wonders for a boring leather bag. Pairing a fringe bag with your outfit eliminates the need for any statement accessories since the bag is such a major statement in itself. Try a large leather fringe bag or small crossbody in some of the latest leather colors such as charcoal gray, cobalt and amethyst.
Fringe Your Feet
Fringe boots have been around for a few years but are still in style. Pair these boots with a crochet dress or denim for a cute look.
The trendy gladiator sandals have been updated with a bit of fringe, making them the ultimate statement in casual footwear. Stick to denim or a simple dress with these so it puts the focus of the outfit on the shoes.
Fringe Bling (If there is such a thing)
If you’re not ready to commit to a fringe piece for clothing or shoes, try a small fringe accessory. Some costume jewelry pieces such as dangle earrings, bangles and statement necklaces have all been updated with a little fringe; allowing you to try this trend in smaller doses.
With our tips, you can be CHIC by adding a little fringe to your wardrobe. Tell us how you use your fringe benefits below.