STYLE GURU STYLE: Falling For Fringe

It may still be 90 degrees outside, but it is time to start back-to-school shopping. Fall is well on its way and before you know it, the leaves will be changing colors and the air will be getting cooler (depending on where you live). I could not wait to start back-to-school shopping since my favorite season is fall. It is time for halloween, bonfires and, most importantly, comfy sweaters. But I will have to save the article about comfy sweaters for another week since you would sweat your booty off in one of those during the beginning of the fall season. Instead, I am going to tell you about one of my new favorite fall 2015 trends, fringe.

Fringe has always appealed to me since I have a very bohemian, hippie style. For this fall, fringe is not only on Free People clothing but also all over the runways. Designers from Rebecca Minkoff to Tom Ford are using fringe in their runway looks. The fringe is either used in either a ’70s hippie style or a ’20s flapper girl style. For my look, I went more for the hippie-inspired by the Burberry Prorsum fall 2015 ready-to-wear collection with an olive green fringe top. I paired the top with high-waisted Alexa Chung for AG pants and brown leather booties. Since the outfit did not have much texture other than the fringe, I added on a layered necklace and a yellow bag for a pop of color.

The way I incorporated fringe into my look is very casual and is something you can wear to class or out to lunch with your friends. If I wanted to use fringe in a more formal way for a dinner party or some sort of formal evening, I would wear the flapper girl fringe look inspired by Sally LaPointe and Rebecca Minkoff. You may have seen fringe before, but it is back and being used on the runway in ways it has not been before. It’s on everything from ponchos to handbags. So start up your back-to-school shopping and buy some fringe for your fall wardrobe!

Get My Look: 1. Fringe top. 2. Leather booties. 3. Layered necklace.