Festival season is still a few months away, but that doesn’t have to stop you from rocking fringe in the wintertime. A wardrobe essential during the free-spirited ‘70s, fringe has effortlessly transitioned into the 2010s fashion scene, adding extra embellishment to bags, kimonos and boots. But, every now and then it’s good to have throwback moment.
This Fashionisto embraces the traditional suede fringe jackets popular during the ‘70s. Styling fringe can be tricky, and with the wrong outfit a fringe jacket can make you look like your ready for a day on the ranch, or a ‘70s-themed dress-up party. This Fashionisto keeps his outfit clean and simple with a white T-shirt, dark blue denim and tan-colored shoes. These straightforward designs don’t distract attention away from the star piece: the jacket. With a rich copper color and simple metal details, it’s not surprising that I silently hoped this Fashionisto would put back the jacket, so I could buy it myself.
I think fringe has been able to maintain its popularity thanks mostly to its versatility. In the cold, winter months you can throw on a fringe jacket. In the spring when it’s still chilly you can accessorize with a lightweight fringe scarf. During the summer it’s all about fringe crop tops and kimonos, and in the fall you can stomp around in a cute pair of fringe booties.
How To: You’re running late for class but you still want to look like you made an effort? Killer outerwear pieces are perfect for keeping your basic outfits interesting. Pair your fringe with solid colors and you’re good to go!