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Question: What are the best ways to wear fringe?

Answer: Although once very popular in the 70’s, fringe is coming back with a vengeance. Western-inspired pieces look super cute for most any occasion and fringe really adds an element of flair to an otherwise standard piece of clothing.

Handbags

Steven Madden Fringe Crossbody ($68, Nordstrom)

So many bags these days have fringe either hanging off the zipper or lined across part or the entire outside of the bag. Whether in crossbody, satchel, or tote form, fringe is a great addition to dress up your bag and your whole look.

Top

Another great way to wear fringe? Rock a fringe top. If you’re feeling a bit daring, try a tank top that cuts off mid-waist, but continues with fringe all the way down the rest of the shirt. This is a great way to show off a little bit of skin without showing full-blown midriff. Another cute trend for fringey tops is wearing a style where the fringe lines the hem of a sweater or sweatshirt. In these cases, the fringe isn’t too long or overpowering, but rather a cute accent.

Many swimsuit tops out now also have fringe draped all across the front. This is a super cute boho-chic look and also does wonders for those with small busts, since it adds volume to your chest area.

Bootie

($24.99, American Eagle sale)

For another fringe-worthy look, try suede ankle booties with fringe hanging from the tops. This is a great nod to Western fashion and looks great with a cute skirt or paired with your favorite pair of skinny jeans. Just think how awesome your feet will look when you’re out dancing up a storm with fringe following your every move!

Skirts

 

($148, nastygal.com)

Look for Gatsby-inspired tiered fringe skirts for a flapper feel. If you want to go a bit longer, try a maxi skirt that’s ¾ fringe and ¼ solid skirt material. These skirts have a ton of movement and allow you to sport the maxi look without being too covered-up.

Accessories

Crossover fringe necklace ($28, nastygal.com)

Jewelry pieces + fringe = perfection. Many designers make bracelets, earrings, and statement necklaces with fringe to add a bit more length and give a more casual feel to your bling. You’ll see these in the form of fabric or pure metal.

Especially with the spring season quickly approaching us, fringe is great if you’re looking to pump up your wardrobe in a fun and flirty way.

What are your favorite fringe pieces?