Get your fringe on.
Fringe is one of those odd fashion trends that's remained timeless while still being intrinsically tied to specific eras. The bead and crystal-spangled fringe of the '20s and the floor-sweeping fringe of the '70s are especially present in today's approach to fringe-forward outfits, but that doesn't mean you have to go vintage to put together a killer fringe 'fit. Instead, you can creating contrast and lean into silhouettes that celebrate fringe's inherent movement to ensure you've got yourself a unique look.
Ahead, we've rounded up 22 fringe outfits that are both unique and on-trend. Scroll on to find a style that speaks to you and then make it your own.
Mix Fringe and Flannel
Fall is flannel season and while there are only so many ways to style an oversized flannel, your options expand if you opt for a flannel with a touch of fringe.
Try Vintage Beaded Vibes
You can't talk about fringe without mentioning the beaded, drop-waist flapper dresses of the 1920s. As Bella Hadid illustrated here, this vintage-inspired fringe outfit can be modernized with a structured statement bag and knee-high boots.
Highlight a Hemline
Flouncy fringe creates a playful vibe when it lines a miniskirt, but fringe can also elevate a maxi. To add a bit of whimsy and fun to this fringe outfit, try adding an unexpected statement shoe.
Pick a Pop of Color
If you prefer all-black ensembles, adding a black jacket or top with a touch of colorful fringe is a great way to bring some brightness into your wardrobe without veering too far from your signature style.
For a more colorful 'fit, opt for accessories that coordinate with your fringe accents or let the fringe stand alone for a high-contrast, impactful look.
Stick to Black and White
Yes, fringe and minimalism can exist in the same outfit. To create an elevated and subtle fringe ensemble, try sticking to a black-and-white color palette with touches of gold jewelry and accessories to add a bit of luxurious polish.
Add a Cozy Scarf
If you've got a fringe statement scarf you've been dying to feature in a look, we've got good news for you: Texture and color-coordinating a sweater or sweater vest with a fringed scarf is a five-minute hack to turn any ensemble into a fringe outfit.
Accent a Print
A fringe hemline is a beautiful way to add movement to any piece of clothing, but it works especially well when it disrupts a pattern or print that features straight lines.
Try a Tiered Statement Skirt
Certain design details bring the best out of fringe. Tiers are one of them, especially in a pencil or column skirt. Aiming for layers with colorful contrast is another key component of styling a truly sensational fringe outfit.
Go for a Clean Color Match
If your look features fringe on top and bottom, keeping to one color can help keep it focused. Lean into coordinated separates and make them pop with neutral accessories.
Try a Subtle Matching Set
Subtle fringe accents can make just as much of an impact as fringe of longer lengths, especially if you're wearing a matching set that features fringe on both pieces.
Try Fringe-Detailed Denim
For a more casual look, we love a denim jacket or pair of jeans with metallic fringe detailing. You'll often find chainlink fringe on denim, so it's a great choice if you love a little metallic.
Go for a Gradient
Create the illusion of ombré with a fringe dress that features varying shades of the same color. Accessorize this fringe outfit with jewelry, purses, and shoes that match one or more shades in your multicolored fringe dress.
Try a Touch of Bling
Fringe doesn't have to dominate your outfit. Beaded fringe accents can elevate a look without pulling focus from a statement-making color scheme or aesthetic.
On the other hand, if you love a homespun feel, you can take the fringe trend train all the way to its final destination and embrace an over-the-top, super shaggy fringe statement sweater.
Fringe and sequins go together like peanut butter and jelly: They fit together naturally, but too much can make you feel a little sick. To avoid going full disco ball, stick to separates or a minidress if you're taking the metallic fringe route.
Slip on a Shrug
Larger fringe pieces are most frequently designed in knits, beads, or sequins, but smaller pieces can get a little more spicy. Adding a statement shrug that features spiky fringe adds an air of drama to any look and is also a great piece to add a bit of spice to a formal outfit.
Lean into Westernwear
Fringe is a huge element of Western style, and a bold, bright jacket can be a wardrobe game-changer. Vintage and authentic versions of this style jacket are usually well insulated, meaning they'll extend your ability to wear your favorite summer 'fits into the chillier months.
Spice Up Preppy Styling
Wearing a fringe skirt rather than the plaid or pencil skirt you'd normally reach for when styling a preppy outfit is one way to create a strikingly unique look that's still elevated enough for special events.
Add a Statement Accessory
Believe it or not, you don't need to wear any fringe to wear a fringe outfit. If you add a purse or tote bag with dramatic fringe to an otherwise streamlined look, folks will remember the fringe, first and foremost.
Try a Statement Trench
The most dramatic look in our roundup is also the one that takes the least amount of effort: a full-length trench coat bedecked in fringe. Is it an investment? Absolutely. Does it matter what you wear underneath? Absolutely not. Even in pajamas you'll look like a street-style star.
Play with Longer Lengths
Dramatically long fringe can be found on any number of articles of clothing, and we love the transformative quality this style of fringe brings. It's especially cool when styled over trousers in a contrasting color or textile, as seen here.
Keep It Cropped
Floor-length fringe is fabulous, but we also love the exact opposite: an ultra-cropped top that slips into fringe at the bust. A cropped fringe top will work equally well in warm weather over bare skin or in winter with a long-sleeved layer or two.
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