Fantastic Fringe

by Lori Sciame | February 15th, 2012 | Accessories, Women's Fashion

Fashion for spring 2012 will be anything but boring. Bold floral patterns matched with statement shoes dominate fashion magazines. Also fresh on the scene – fringe. Fringed bracelets, purses, earrings, even fringed skirts add movement and spice to any wardrobe. Even if your mom or grandma didn’t save her fringed leather vest from the 60’s, you can buy new accessories to embrace the fantastic fringe trend.

One way to accessorize with fringe is by adding a bracelet to your outfit. I think the gold Fringed Messy Chains Bracelet by Spring Street ($29.50 on Amazon) is exquisite. With six layers of chains, delicate gold fringe, and even a smattering of crystals, this bracelet will be sure to impress. If you want to be a little more casual, why not try a retro fringed bracelet? There are plenty of fun and funky versions available on Etsy for reasonable prices.

You can take your fringe frenzy a step further by adding a bag bedazzled by fringe. The Brown Tango purse from Roxy is a steal at $44.00. Its fresh take on the fringe trend will satisfy even the most picky fashionista. The Roxy website describes this dynamite bag perfectly. “It takes two to tango, and our Tango Purse knows all the right moves! Our sexy cross body purse comes with flirty layers of fringe and our cool logo hardware. We think you and our bag make sweet dance partners.” Cute, and up-to-the-minute style – how can you go wrong?

And if you are crafty, JoAnn Fabrics has a cool project that incorporates the fringe trend. Their On the Fringe tote can be made in approximately three hours at a minimal cost. Personalize your casual bag to coordinate with any look you want to accomplish. Find out more at http://www.joann.com/-on-the-fringe-tote/xprd73540/.

Another way to incorporate fringe into your outfit is with dangling fringe earrings. Charming Charlies, the huge accessory store sweeping the nation, boasts dozens of fringed styles. Their Double Circle Dangle earrings for $12.97 evoke elegance with a dash of sexiness. Silver and sleek, these earrings brush the neck while reflecting the lights of a party (or a candlelight dinner). Their Cool Breeze Fringe earrings, also $12.97, have a touch of blue on gold – perfect for a walk on the beach or at the office.

If you are really daring, you can accessorize your clothing with fringe. Remember flappers, their sexy skirts and dresses literally pulsating with fringe? Gucci, of course, has a zebra striped fringed skirt available for almost $3,000, but there are reasonable knock-offs also available. One super cute version from Gojane is literally a steal at $29.50. If you’ve got great legs, you will want to check out this super short fringed mini-skirt.

Celebrities know that fringe is in. Even though you may not have the budget of a socialite or of a starlet, you can still jump on this trend for spring by checking out the accessories available. Consider giving fringe a try to add a fresh boost to your look this coming season.

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