The Fringe Attack: Yay or Nay?

Sunday, April 26, 2015

With thousands of retailers stocking up on the fringe, from skirts to sandals, bags to jackets, fringe has attacked the high-street and many of our favourite street style blogs. As a style conscious shopaholic, I'm often expected to love the trends that take the fashion world by storm without hesitation. But I have to confess, I’m pretty on the hence about this trend. And that's mainly due to the high-street. Yes, I said it! I know I'm an advocate of the high-street and affordable shopping, but the retailers take on fringe has me wishing my bank account was much more Healthy. Let me explain...


When you google 'street style fringe' or simply just 'fringe trend', the amount of gorgeously fringed outfits that pop up are enough to make anyone love the trend. BUT here's my problem; once it hit the high-street the quality and quantity of fringe is laughable compared to the runway. I want real thick fringe, not little tassel-like thin fringe. Now I know one of you are screaming "well what do you expect, it's the high-street", but for a trend that I don't believe will make a huge comeback for A/W16, (I may be wrong) is investing your money in that fairly cute River Island fringe biker jacket a great idea?

On the other hand, the trend is one of the biggest taken from this seasons Fashion Week runway, with fringe seen hanging off hemlines of skirts, jumpers and heels. But even more importantly; the trend was rocked by many of the best street stylers for Fashion Week, with one of my style icon's even joining in on the fun (Olivia Palermo).


Whether you choose a fringed out skirt or clutch, rocking fringe is definitely in for A/W. I've selected a few of my favourite fringe items from the high-street;

Image 2 of OPEN-WORK FRINGED TOP from Zara Image 1 of Warehouse Fringed Suede Jacket


Image 3 of ALDO White ACross body Bag with fringe detail


Image 1 of FRINGED HIGH HEEL SANDALS from Zara
Zara open-work fringed top; £25, Warehouse fringed suede jacket; £120, H&M fringed skirt; £24.99, ALDO white across bag with fringe detail; £35, Zara fringed high heel sandals; £49.99.

So, now its your turn. I want to hear what you think.

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5 comments

  1. I love those fringed sandals omg
    emily
    www.floraalemily.blogspot.com

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  2. I answered in the affirmative! Btw, I have undertaken a similar poll on my blog about the tassels trend. Do poll your response too, and see what others have to say!

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  3. I don't know I like some fringe pieces, but like you said the quality is definetly reduced, not a lover of the thin fringing! Love the pieces you've picked, the bag and the skirt are beautiful! :)

    Heather Xx
    100waysto30.co.uk

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  4. This was such a fun post - I love the idea of voting, makes it very interactive! I'm definitely a fan of fringing but like you said it has to be done in the right way when it comes to high street versions. I'm loving the tassells on those Herve Leger dresses though!

    Sinéad xo ♥ fabuleuse, toujours ♥

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