Fringe benefits: Upgrade your accessories with the season’s favorite embellishment
When it comes to fashion this season, live on the fringe.
A little bit Western, a little bit Boho, fringe accents can be found anywhere, from handbags to boots to necklace accents–and far, far beyond. We love fringe for its movement, texture and its simple but big impact. A little bit of fringe goes a long way in making a style statement.
Here are our favorite ways to wear fringe this season.
The easiest way to wear fringe is on your shoulder strap. Pick neutral or black (the adornment is dramatic enough; best to opt for a subtle hue) that is highly adorned in leather or faux leather fringe, and you can spice up any outfit. A fringe bag can be worn casually or for a night out on the town. BP fringe tote, $48, nordstrom.com
Full metal fringe
Fringe doesn’t have to be soft, leathery or brown, as evidenced by this edgy, metal fringe necklace. It adds in some glass crystals for extra bling and sparkle. You’ve never worn fringe quite like this before. Bar III hematite-tone blue cord and fringe necklace, $28.99 on sale, macys.com
On your feet
Fringe has long been a staple for mocs, and perhaps the resurgence of moccasins is part of what ushered fringe back into the mainstream. Today, you can find fringe on all styles of boots, sandals and even heels. Vince Camuto “Trumen” sandals, $138.95, nordstrom.com
Around your neck
Wrap yourself in softness with a fringe scarf. Go subtle and sweet for spring with this pale pink version with short fringe edging. Sole Society scarf, $29.95, nordstrom.com
Don’t forget swimwear: A little bit of flowy fringe provides interest to an otherwise basic swimsuit this summer. Fringe is flattering and can draw your eye to (ahem) certain parts that you may want to accentuate, too. Fringe bralette bikini, $14.99, Target
Accent your top layers
From cardigans to kimonos with fringe hems and accents, we love this way to add a layer of warmth–and style–to any outfit. It’s a little more conservative than a fringe bikini, but still totally on trend. Pair a fringe kimono with simple jeans and a plain tee for an effortless and comfortable way to update your existing wardrobe. Say What? velvet fringe kimono, $16.99 on sale, macys.com