A few months ago, a friend sent a text admitting to being tempted by a fringe covered handbag. <gasp>
Just kidding! With the rise of trendy music festival Coachella, the tail-end of the popular Roaring Twenties a la The Great Gatsby and Sean Kelly’s stunning fringe masterpieces on Project Runway, fringe is in! Don’t worry about it being a trend; you can wear it no matter your demographic (is that politically correct or what? <eyeroll?> It’s one of the more common questions I hear when I’m out shopping, “Am I too old for this?” No. Your age doesn’t matter. If you feel comfortable in it, wear it.
The trick to wearing any trend is: accessories! Below are five simple ways to incorporate any trend into your wardrobe. What trend are you loving right now?
5 Tips for Wearing Trends
Shoes are a simple way to add a little bit of any trend; leopard heels, sequin heels, fringe-heeled booties – each has just the right amount of trend to make a statement, without any of that screaming. lol
Sometimes we forget that a trend doesn’t mean we can’t get creative. Get creative! It might be called fringe, but that doesn’t mean it has to be in the form of a suede jacket with fringe from one wrist to the other at a rodeo. That little detail at the bottom of your scarf? It’s just another form of fringe.
Invest in a quality leather one, and chances are you can get a decent return on investment (for used clothing) when you go to re-sale it next season. Go the more inexpensive route and don’t feel guilty about donating it next year. Just be sure the bag is proportionate to your body type!
Just a tiny hint of a trend in a neutral color is all you need. A simple lightweight fringe vest is perfect for layering and adding depth to an outfit.
The other I-love-dressing-up accessory. I can’t get enough of jewelry! A pair of statement earrings, perfectly-formed pearl studs, or chunky bracelets, jewelry is a super-simple way to incorporate any trend while still being age-appropriate