The Fringe Trend: Tendency To Get Tangled, But We Like It Anyway
February 3, 2009
Western, prairie-inspired, cowgirlesque … whatever they're calling it, fringe is still going strong this winter with appearances on everything from shoes and dresses to handbags and jewelry. Your only concern will be how much you want to commit to the craze, since it's sure to carry on through spring.
There's still time left in the season to grab yourself a pair of fringe boots like these Sam Edelman Ursula Boots ($100, were $159). Then when the weather warms up, opt for fun purple Fringe Pumps ($22.80).
I love the subtlety of these Fringe Earrings ($34), which embrace the spirit, but will definitely get wear well beyond the trend. Or you could try this Bright Things Shakey Necklace from Nine West ($110) for a more fashion-forward look.
The silvery Shimmy Fringe Tank in Smoke ($30) is a fun piece that works for both day and evening. One of my favorites, though, is the gorgeous Foley & Corinna Ombre Fringe Dress ($495). It's an investment piece, but manages to stay modern without looking too Roaring 20s.
The Cleobella Kyler Fringe Bag ($418) is a veritable sunburst that just makes me happy to look at. A slightly less expensive but no less stylish choice, I also couldn't resist the Melie Bianco Double Fringe Hobo ($60, was $84) that combines fringe and a casual, slouchy design.