There’s nothing quite like the carefree feeling of clothes that move with you. Whether bohemian suede vests from Alberta Ferretti in the most perfect seventies tan or evening dresses covered in silky threads in a modern take on flapper decadence from Marco de Vincenzo, fringing firmly established its hold on the SS15 collections. Swing your way down the street in style with a fringed skirt, dress or handbag and capture the trend in a way that’s just right for you.
We love a look that can be constructed from wardrobe essentials we already own. Dig out a crisp white shirt or fine knit jumper, a slim belt and a structured bag. So far, so office-appropriate. Add into the mix a fringed skirt or jacket and you have an on-trend outfit with movement and panache. Suede and leather fringing works perfectly in neutral tones or monochromes and will soon function as one of your staples. This is a textural trend that need not be overdone – let a single fringed statement piece do the talking. Not a hint of cowgirl in sight.
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To dip a toe in the water before committing, a fringed handbag is a must. Slouchy totes and cross-body bags work well for a festival-ready feel that will dress down a stricter look. For an even more subtle play on the trend, add a minimalist clutch or shoulder bag with an oversized zip tassle or invest in fringing for the feet – leather fringed mules were as sleek as can be at Proenza Schouler. It won’t be long before you’re a fringed accessory convert.
If you’ve ever wanted to bring your summer holiday wardrobe to the street, this is the way to do it. Evoke Ibizan sunsets and heady summer nights with an off-the-shoulder t-shirt and shredded cotton or jersey skirt or shorts. The look is pared back and casual and the vibe is anything-goes. Layers and accessories can be piled on with abandon – stack chain bracelets and cuffs and add a colour-clash handbag, fedora (or new season visor) to complete the effect. Tousled waves and a fresh and simple beauty look will keep you going until the summer truly arrives.