Shake it up ladies because fringe is trending this fall! It’s fun and flirty, but too much of this good thing can make you look like an aging country music star.
That doesn’t mean you can’t get in on this fun fringe trend. It will naturally appeal to many creative dressers with a bold style personality, and even classic dressers can enjoy some fringe benefits when they add this trend in small doses. If you’re on the fringe when it comes to fringe, check out these styling tips for how to wear fringe.
1. Keep it Classic
When shopping for something fringe, you’ll find plenty of shaggy boho pieces and lots of rough and rustic western fringe clothes. But if you’re not that type, that fringe will make you feel like you are wearing a costume.
One way to look classy and not trashy wearing fringe is to choose a classic, ladylike silhouette with a minor or bold shot of well-groomed fringe. For example, I love the juxtaposition of the long trendy fringe and the classic style of this Chanel-Esque plaid tweed jacket. The burgundy mules and olive bag pick up the colors in the plaid beautifully. Madame Chanel herself would approve.
2. Choose one Fringe Focal Point
The key to any trend that seems a little busy is to lead the viewer’s eye to one main focal point. In the case above, that means putting all the attention on these stunning taupe fringe over-the-knee boots. These fun fall boots stand out best when the rest of the outfit is quiet and subtle. No bright colors, no unusual shapes, no competing details. It’s all about the fringe boots, which add texture and movement, making them hard not to love.
3. Try the New Fringe Grampa Sweater
A modern way to wear fringe is by wearing a fringed grandpa sweater. A hairy beast like this makes a strong style statement. So if this oversize, shaggy style appeals to you, nothing is stopping you from buying it and wearing it with attitude!
4. Colorblock It
A color-blocked top combined with fringe is another modern way to wear the fringe trend that you may not have thought of. Since there is a lot of color and pattern in the top, it’s best to keep the rest of the outfit dark and simple and let the fringe shine.
This top is a great place to start if you have always wanted to try fringe but were a little nervous about doing so. The fringe trim is subtle and just a little playful.
5. Go Neutral
Loud, bright colors and a ton of fringe may leave you looking like a fringe mop. If you are new to fringe or want a classy look, a neutral-colored cream fringe top is a soft and subtle way to introduce your wardrobe. Try a light-colored fringe top with neutral khaki pants and tan boots, or put together a tone-on-tone look and see how fringe adds texture and visual interest to an otherwise basic sweater.
Are you interested in trying out the Fringe trend?