Everyone loves fringe benefits…right?  The same goes with the new fringe trend seen on everything for shirts, jewelry, skirts, jeans, and handbags.  

 So two things I love about fringe:

…Fringe adds a fun element to clothes and accessories…

…and it will give your ensemble a trendy and updated look.

With rodeo season around the corner, think about wearing a fringed vest with your jeans….just add a western belt and cowgirl boots.  There are so many cute fringe booties that will add a contemporary pop to your western style.  And be sure to visit Alan Luskey at Cavender’s Boot City (2601 N. Main) before you hit the rodeo circuit!  

Cowgirls have been wearing fringe jackets for years…a great look for the rodeo and Texas.  Though we are also loving some contemporary fringe jackets on our board….like the gray fringed jacket worn by model, Kate Moss, and the faux fur fringed jacket worn by Olivia Palermo.

So, what’s your favorite fringe benefit?  My favorite is a pair of frayed jeans from Zara, and the best part is they only cost $40!  They look great with a white blouse and a blazer…a look that will transition from winter to spring. Sounds like a fringe benefit…right?   

A fringed scarf or poncho is perfect for our southern winters. A look we love on our Pinterest board is a gray and white fringed shawl, vegan leather skinnies, and loafers.   A camel fringed scarf worn over a plaid blazer and Gucci t-shirt gives a city-vibe to this classic style.

A fringed handbag will add extra flair to any casual outfit.  Don’t you just adore the striped long sleeved t-shirt, leather jacket, and pearl necklace worn with a red fringed bag?   And a burgundy fringed clutch looks spot-on with a gray poncho and jeans.  Trendy and fringy!  

A way to give your cocktail style some flair is with a fringed evening bag. We think the Zac Posen gold bag with black fringe is over the top fabulous.  A black fringed Kate Spade clutch looks stunning with a red cocktail dress. And the good news is a fringed cocktail bag will also compliment your casual style…just add denim!  Are you loving all of these fringe benefits?

When it comes to skirts, we are major crushing on all of the contemporary fringed skirts on our Pinterest board.  Some are leather fringed skirts worn with a t-shirt, sweater or sweatshirt that give a modern vibe.  And some are hip with tassels and frayed hems, and some have a classic Chanel-ish twist.

Guess what?  We have saved the best for last…fringed jewelry!  Because Anthropologie and Free People have so many fabulous choices, we are featuring their fringed jewelry on our Pinterest board.  From beaded, feathers, to leather fringe, their styles are limitless and will definitely complement your ensemble.

Isn’t it nice to know that fringe is not limited to western wear?  Be sure to take a look at all the options on our Pinterest board…an added “fringe benefit”…. of course!  

Holley Williams is a personal stylist specializing in closet inventory, seasonal shopping, closet organization and wardrobe consultation.  Contact Holley at [email protected].