Street Style / Trends

Fringe That Sh*t!

fringes-trend-summer-2014Pardon my French, but with the fringe trend making a HUUUGE comeback in 2014 (both in Spring & Fall, so you can go on and stack up on tasseled clothes), I’m getting this urge to cut all my hems and trims into fringes. Ah… such a sweet (and awkward too) trip down memory lane to those 90s, when every girl was wearing fringed T-shirts & spandex leggings. Cringe.

Now that this image is forever imprinted onto your brain, I’m inviting you to extend your fringe-trip down memory lane and expand your nostalgia horizons right back to those glam kitsch 1980s. Or if you think you’re so posh go straight for the gold: those roaring 20s. 😉 fringes-style-2014Nothing is ever certain, everlasting or unbiased, mush less in fashion. What is certain though is that FRINGES are IN this spring & summer, and according to this Fashion Week, they’ll be IN next cold season as well. And what’s even greater (or great if you hate fringes) is the many ways we can rock this look. No. We’re not limited to those 90s. Amen to that!

In fact fashion is taking it back to those ’80s, so just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse. BAM! it did, and this bitch called fashion is rolling on her back laughing her ass off at us for going where no one ever wanted to go before. Those 80s.

But, Dearest Fashion, should you care, we’re more grown up now and have learned to be creative, so, in with the coolness of that decade and out with the kitsch. Ha! coachella-look-fringescoachella-style-fringesfinges-styleAnd for the posh personas in us all those ’20s come to our rescue with silky dancing fringes adorning our bodies on dresses, skirts, tops and whatnot. It’s glamorous, sultry and quite sexy, on a very modern silhouette: belted cinged waists, broad-er shoulders. You get it. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014 - Official Coverage - Best Of Runway Day 7anna-sui-spring-2014-fringesNY Fashion Monique LhuillierMercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014 - Official Coverage - Best Of Runway Day 6And last, but definitely not least on the fountain of fashion inspo topic (so feel free to get crazy and creative) a lot of this FRINGES craze takes me back to my cowgirl days, in some far far away western land, of wild untamed spirits, crazy hearts and fast horses. Yeah, I lived centuries ago in Wild Wild West. You gotta problem with that? Copy of RibbonsAdwebWell, if I must address this delicate issue I will.

My friends will probably have a huge problem with this cowboy approach, as my obsession for country music (to my defense I only blame Garrett Hedlund and his unbelievably sexy deep voice), which I see no reason in hiding, much to their embarrassment, will now be topped, enhanced and supported (YAY!) by a likewise fashion. Fringed suede jackets! Fringed boots! Hell, fringed everything and top it off with a hat! That’ll most definitely leave me looking like Dorothy freaking Page, sans le social life. Ah well, fashion comes with a sacrifice. fringes-western-stylefringes-trend-streetstyle (2)rodarte-spring-2014-fringesruby-aldridge-fringe-jacketLaugh all you want, but fringes do have this versatile power of standing as a statement in any style and look, and I may choose to be the fucking wild west diva one day, but I can switch it all up into a boho-chic Coachella chick, an 80s Madonna, a 90s kid, a rich 70s-meets-80s socialite. Ta-na-na-na-na-na-na.

The truth is, I never really gave a crap about this trend, but something changed the moment I saw a cool vintage fringed suede jacket. Oh, and I’ve always had a crush on fringed boots. So I guess the passion was there somewhere, it just needed a push. And so it got.

The jackets and boots are but a few items adorned by these pretty sultry silky tassels. Actually the world of these tassels only begins here, as the plot thickens with bags, T-shirts, blouses, skirts, belts, necklaces, hats. Told you it’s an everything thing. If you’re Meh on this trend, you may consider giving it a try with accessories: a tiny fringed bag, or a piece of fringed jewellery can be the start of a tassel romance. alessandra-ambrosio-fringes-bagfringe-boots-street-stylefringe-bracelet-street-stylefringed-bootsfringed-boots-street-stylefringed-coat-street-stylefringed-jacket-spring-2014-trendfringe-jacketfringes-look (2)fringes-lookfringes-look-street-styleWhy we should love fringes? Because, above all, they are fun.


fringes-street-style-1fringes-trend-2014fringes-trend-streetstylestreet-style-fringed-jacketwestern-look-fringesstreet-style-fringesstreetstyle-fringesstreet-style-fringesstreet-style-fringes-bootsuntitled (1 of 1)-8street-style-fringes-trendNeed a cowboy persuasion that’s got nothing to do with fringes? There. tumblr_lqo7kzPaWy1r2rh2xo1_500You’re welcome. 😉

5 thoughts on “Fringe That Sh*t!

  1. I’m always so on the fence when it comes to fringe but I have to admit that when it’s done right it looks amazing!

  2. I like fringe. But a little goes a long way or else it can become overly costumey. I’m thinking that if you’re going to fringe-out, choose ONE item with fringe like a jacket OR a purse (but never both!), and keep everything else simple and plain.

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