From handbags to shoes, jeans to jackets, the fringe trend is making an appearance in full force and will be swinging its way from summer into fall 2014. Why do I love this trend? It brings movement and texture to one’s look, a rebellious feeling that is spot on. A little goes a long way, so embracing this trend takes a little restraint, concentrating on a main piece that speaks for itself.
For my Vogue A Trois this week I have chosen a piece that is a combination of a couple of current trends: the varsity jacket and floral print, Rebecca Minkoff’s Alma silk bomber jacket. This great little jacket is an ideal piece to anchor your look and adding fringe pieces gives it a street style look that is spot on.
Another old friend that has reappeared in a more modern silhouette is the little denim dress. Rachel Zoe’s Callie Denim Dress is a great little sheath with an exposed zipper and pockets, and it is picture-perfect under the silk varsity jacket. Keep it casual with Superga’s Cotu-Flowery Sneakers and a little groovy with a set of Beats Wireless On-Ear Black Headphones. Another trend that is hot? Two tone sunglasses—and this Tory Burch Panama Rounded pair is super cute. The Fallon Jewelry Liquid Fringe Cuff Bracelet adds a little “fringe benefit” to the intentionally informal look.
The varsity jacket is silk, so it can be a funky addition to your night on the town attire. This black polka dot silk dress from Greylin is sexy and sweet and I paired it with the 3.1 Phillip Lim 31 Flat Zip. Its calfhair polka dots that are the inverse of the dress pattern. Don’t get me started on these incredible sandals: The Gucci Suede Fringe Ankle Strap Sandals are super hot and they want to go dancing. Don’t be shy about adding a little more fringe with accessories—Rebecca Minkoff makes an “Earth Eclectic” Fringe Chandelier Earring that are a little detail that add a lot.
Theyskens’ Theory Check Fringe Detailed Payden S Jeans not only have a super long name, they also have incorporated the fringe trend in a subtle yet cool detail. The front of the legs sport a small cut-out fringe pattern that is seriously chic. The IRO Perforated Print Tank keeps the look long and lean, and rose gold jewelry is a mod contrast to the black and white clothing. I liked both the H&M fringe short necklace and the Gorjana Infinity II Ring. Strappy little Marci Sandals from Coach add a feminine touch. Rock Stella McCartney’s Falabella Fringe Shoulder Bag and Tom Ford’s Saskia Sunglasses for a double whammy of gorgeous glamour. Sunglasses this season are go-big-or-go-home, so try a larger frame that still suits the shape of your face.
Fringe is often associated with a western or boho look, but this season the fringe details have more of a rock-and-roll edge to them and they add both glamour and attitude. This look will continue into Fall 2014, so choosing fringe pieces that will translate from summer into fall is a smart approach to keeping in touch with the trends.