The Fringe Attack: Yay or Nay?

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

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.