Spring/summer 2012 runway shows proved that fringe is definitely on the radar for this season. At Missoni, frills adorned nearly every hemline and neckline from dresses to swimwear in their modern bohemian line. At Gucci, they debuted a fashion ode to the '20s with flapper-inspired fringe dresses. However, you don’t need to be decked out in head to toe fringe in order to follow the trend. This Fashionista perfectly demonstrates how to incorporate fringe into one aspect of your look for a more subtle and versatile ensemble.
A fringe purse has become a classic amongst bohemian celebs like Sienna Miller and Kate Moss. From satchels to cross-body bas or even clutches, there are really no limits on what you can do with fringe. This Fashionista proves that you don’t need that hippie vibe in order to incorporate the trend into your wardrobe. I love the subtlety of the fringe on her bag, as it gives her outfit a carefree and cool vibe. The mixture of the bag with her graphic T-shirt, army jacket, and cut-off shorts creates a very balanced look for the daytime. The purse was the perfect touch to transform her outfit from being ordinary to trendy.
The fringe trend is sure to last into the fall season, so it is definitely worth the investment! For a cute fringe bag similar to the one in the picture check out this one from American Eagle. Club Monaco also has a great fringe tote in a beautiful tan colour. If you’re feeling a little more daring, try this House of Harlow clutch in red for a bold pop of colour. Whichever style you favour, it will be sure to look fabulous with just about anything from a summer dress to a classic jeans and T-shirt combo.
Spotted: Missoni adorned just about everything in fringe for their spring 2012 collection.