You know those trends that come and go (mom jeans, Birkenstocks, dr. martans, etc) but you can’t let go of? They always hold a special place in your heart and your wardrobe, and no matter how “in” or “out” your beloved trend may become, you cling stubbornly to it and refuse to let die.
Fringe is that for me. Well, one of many in a long list of fashion faux pas I commit every time I get dressed.
But no matter how ridiculous I may end up looking I pass up a good ole fringed clothing item without picturing myself twirling gaily in the wind wearing said fringed clothing item, ala Buddy the Elf…
Usually these daydreams involve meadows and music and ponies….but that’s a story for another day.
I stumbled upon my new favorite fringed clothing unexpectedly while browsing the boutiques on a mini vacation to Traverse City. I almost passed it up because even for me, I was worried it might be a” bit much” (and for me that’s really saying something) but the imagined twirling I was doing while wearing that skirt was too glorious to pass up.
my outfit details:Sam Edelman Women’s Faux Suede Fringe Skirt, $53.30, Scoop Neck Woven Camisole, $13.00,
So I was inspired to compile an extensive list of some of favorited fringed wardrobe items for even the most conservative of wardrobes:
BCBGMAXAZRIA Women’s Maddie Drape-Front Cocktail Dress (53.00)
Top Shop Sleeveless Fringe Dress, available at Nordstroms ($58.00)
Free People’s Nomad Cotton Fringe Shawl ($329)
Also from Free People (the leading authority on boho chic) Free People’s Sedona Leather Skirt, ($329)
Asos’ Glamorous Wrap Cami Dress ($69.00)
Minnetonka Women’s Classic Fringe Hardsole Boot $43.00 on Amazon
Forever 21’s Fringe Bib Necklace(22.90)
Brentwood Fringe Heels ($150)
Asos’ Fashion Union Crepe Wrap Top($44)
H&M’s Black Fringe Bag ($29.90)
French Connection Women’s Spotlight Fringe, $90.00 via Amazon
Topshop Fringe Maxi Slip Dress($90) available at Nordstroms
Asos’ Mini Suede Fringed Bag ($60.00)
Forever 21’s Fringed Midi Skirt ($29.00)
Sam Edelman Women’s Faux Suede Fringe Skirt ($61.55)
And just in case you thought I was kidding about the swirling and twirling, a picture that should never see the light of day…