The detail of “fringe” in fashion appeals to me probably for the dorkiest reasons (unlike, say, why it appeals to a designer like Yves Saint Laurent). Reading and learning about the pragmatic functions of fringe throughout history really captivated me as a kid. I thought it was so cool that the flippy fun dangling things on my white cowboy boots served as a tool for survival throughout American history. While watching Westerns with my dad throughout the years, he explained to me that suede fringe served the same purpose as gear. Like the ropes and bungees cords he carries in the back of his car, fringe could be used to quickly repair or tie things together in bundles. I imagined an awesome fierce long-haired woman biting a string of fringe off of her vest then tying her fresh catches of fish to her belt. Fringe is also a very practical amenity for rain wear, guiding any excess drops to drip off your apparel, drying you off a bit more quickly (when it comes to survival, every little bit counts).
So, as you can see, I am a fan of fringe not only because it looks very attractive with toughness and sass working together, but also because you never know when you might need an extra piece of rope or a makeshift tourniquet.
Wonderful Contemporary Ways to Utilize Fringe *
Ettika Gold Braided Ruby Saffron Ribbon & Rhinestone Bracelet
Ettika was dreamt to life with a few meaningful words in mind: Give. Wear. Stack. Fringe Benefits! Vintage Vixens, here’s the silver lining! An intricately interwoven mix of vintage ribbons (in a delightful dove dye) is set off with a serving of spectacular rhinestone shiners! Finally, a wave of fringed ribbon fans from the bracelet’s cusp!
Heather Hawkins bags are stylish and classic. Some of their celebrity fans include Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton and Jordin Sparks. Simple, classic style zip-top clutch with a Native American fringe inspiration. So current and adorable. Italian suede leather hand-cut double layer fringe adorns the front of this clutch. The bag simply closes with the highest quality zipper on the market. It is beautifully lined and has an inside zipper pocket.
Brandy Melville Mya Fringe Top in Sand
Brandy has become a cult favorite of fashionistas everywhere. Brandy Melville’s styles range from loose fitting off-shoulder tees, to soft angora sweaters and stylish dresses and tops. The fringe top is a perfect summer staple! It goes with anything! One size fits most. 60% cotton, 30% polyester, 10% linen. Machine wash or Dry clean. Made in Italy.
ROMPERS & SHORTS
Sunset Print T-shirt with Fringe Hem
This T-shirt has been crafted from a soft cotton-mix fabric. The details include: a large “SUNSET LAGOON” slogan motif to the front, a round neckline with a bound edge, sleeveless styling and fringe detailing to the hem. The shirt has been cut with an loose fit.
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Stay hip. Stay on the fringe.
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