The Fringe Trend Isn’t Losing Steam Anytime Soon

Yes it may be snowing, but spring is still on our minds. As we find the sweaters on the sale racks, it is exciting to see what spring items are hitting the stores. And if we’ve seen one thing everywhere for spring it’s fringe. Whether it be on coats, handbags, heck even pants, fringe is the must have embellishment to have for the upcoming season.

Now you don’t have to be a granola loving, earth-loving kind of gal (though what is more chic than being eco-friendly?) to pull of this trend. There are many ways to wear fringe and keeping your personal style in mind. For instance, say you are a little bit on the girly side, try wearing fringe on a chic little clutch. Handbags are probably the easiest way to transition this look into your wardrobe. Gucci and Valentino are just two of the designers who had some amazing bags that would look effortless being flung over your shoulder.

Now if you’re a little bit more edgy, fringe can still work in your favor without looking like a cowboy. Leather jackets can make you look like a true rockstar (even if it is a little bit 80’s…we totally love that!) Fringe ankle boots are also a cool way to pull this look off, like the Shoe Cult Barletta Fringe Boot. Pair it with skinny jeans and a graphic tee and you are ready to go.

Accessories are the simpler way to add fringe into your life, but if you are ready to dive right in then go for. Chanel, for example, had many dresses and skirts with fringe detail walk down the runway. Try an all black dress like the one from Rag & Bone. Philip Lim had sweaters. Really the sky is the limit when it comes to fringe, but make sure it doesn’t over power you. Also, always make sure to keep it modern and still stay true to your style.

Amanda Frechette is a contributor to Chaos magazine. Her drug of choice is all things fashion. After experiencing amazing internships at Levi’s, Marie Claire, and Lucky Amanda now works for Nordstrom. She is passionate about fashion journalism and has her own fashion blog, The Style Bible. Amanda likes to shop to as far as her credit cards will let her and hopes that someday she will become an editor for a high end fashion magazine.