The Seattle fashion scene is crawling with hints of Native American influence, which is also seen at the global level. For the past few years, fringe has made its clear existence known in the fashion world through clothing, and quite avidly through accessories. This lovely Fashionista was spotted wearing a neutral based outfit: black circle skirt, gray sweater and a denim vest. She was able to make the outfit her own with the addition of the playfully patterned scarf and black, fringed, cross-body bag.
Just like a lot of trends, fringe has been extremely overdone. Fringe is an accent, not an entire outfit! That is exactly why this fashionista nailed it right on the head. Her bag is not only small, but is a neutral color, making its fringe the distinguishing factor. Fringe can also be used in several ways, so if you already have a bag with fringe on it, there are other options (this is from one fringe-a-holic to another). For example, Urban Outfitters has a great bag with a tiny fringe accent, making it interesting without the common fringe overkill. But, the classic fringe is something you can never go wrong with. Bags of all sizes can be found with fringe––yours truly probably has one of each size––but the smaller bags are great because they aren’t that loud when thrown together with an outfit. If you’re already wearing a lot of different patterns, a big bag with lots of fringe may be too much. So, a small, neutral colored fringe bag may be a Fashionista necessity!
With the overcast and gloomy Seattle weather, this Fashionista was able to evoke the beginning of the summer with her splendid circle skirt, but had to bundle up because of lack of sun. She then, did a great job of not overwhelming a bundled outfit with an oversized bag. This little fringe bag was the perfect touch of a subtle, yet stylish take on rocking the “granola” style amidst the Seattle cloudiness.
Spotted: Ralph Lauren featured a fringe hobo bag in his spring 2013 collection.