Street Style Trend: Fringe

The 70s are back in a big way this season. From the oft-reported fashion industry switch from skinnies to bell-bottoms, down to the ubiquity of wide brim hats, the styles and trends from the Woodstock era are staging a comeback, and from the looks of things these trends are here to stay. At least until the next season comes. Fringe is one of those trends that have swept the street style scene and blogs, and have got us all in a tizzy. It’s just such a dramatic material and it makes a statement that cannot be ignored. Dip your toe into this trend and flex your sartorial muscles as you take on this boho-hippie fringe trend and make it your own. Always remember that melding your personal style with prevailing current trends is the key to having standout and unique style. Here, I’ve rounded up the best street style inspiration that’ll surely unleash your creative styling spirit and get you on the fringe trend train.

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Pairing your bad gal cutout boots with some ladylike vintage floral fringe cape for a look that is sure to turn heads. An all black look gets the right amount of flash with this fringe stunner.

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Dakota Fanning is such a little style icon, and this red fringe Valentino dress is proof. Minimal accessorizing and a matching statement red lip is all you need when you’ve got Valentino Rockstud pumps to complement your textured fringe frock.

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Sometimes a touch of fringe action is all that you need to take your outfit to the next level. Since trends come and go, a fringe bag is a good way to test the waters with this trend. Just look at how this denim cutoff and sweater combo gets elevated with a statement hat, over-the-knee boots and black fringe leather shoulder bag.

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Daring enough to try fringe on fringe? Keep the rest of your ensemble model off duty simplistic chic. Fringe sandals and a fringe sling bag don’t feel too overwhelming when worn with a simple crop top and classic faded denim.

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Subtlety is always elegant. A slight hint of the fringe trend vis-a-vis a fringe velvet scarf can do so much for your OOTD.  This fringe scarf keeps you warm and it’s right on trend too.

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A brown Pocahontas-like fringe cape can look so wrong, but if anyone was to disprove this it would be newly-minted style icon, Amal Clooney. Looking flawless as always, she upgrades her white tee and black trousers combo with this fringe cape. The blue snakeskin clutch steers this look clear from hippie fashion victim territory, and makes it look more modern.

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Who would’ve though that fringe would play so well with athletic sneaks? This unexpected trend marriage works because of the neutral color palette, great fit, and classic silhouettes.

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Maximalist can work for you if you’ve got the confidence and fashion chutzpah. A bold pair of fringe calf boots with a printed fringe poncho works when you keep everything else natural, even your hair and makeup.

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Make like a fashion editor and cop some of that next level style when you wear your leather fringe jacket as a top and cinch it with an oversized belt. A ruched army green skirt and modern black sandals keep the fringe jacket from looking like you fished it out of a bad 70s flashback.

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A touch of red and fringe is a bold look-at-me accessory that will earn you double takes. This red fringe clutch gives this tomboyish oversized blazer and neck scarf look some trendy flavour.

So which look did you love? Fringe is a white hot trend right now, and I can’t wait to get creative with it! Have a great weekend ladies!

All images from WhoWhatWear

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