Fringe is the new black

Anna Chandler

We’re no longer on the “fringe” of this Western trend. Designers twisted unraveling strands of fabric into New York Fashion Week collections for Spring 2015. These concepts are more high fashion than music festival wannabe, however retailers are already winding them into stores. The decorative tassled style will undoubtedly be a spring must-have for a texture takeover.

There is no easier way to make an immense fashion statement than to invest in this trend. Though fringe might seem a little trickier to dress than a typical denim jacket, it can be worn just about anywhere. Fashion capitols have seen the style work best paired on coats, skirts and accessories. Needless to say, the global trend has already made records on runways, showrooms and markets ubiquitously.

The folkloric and ethnic look has become a “thing” in recent seasons with crop tops and distressed denim. Furthermore, fringe is the perfect addition to the bohemian style.

It may not officially be spring yet, but work this trend into your closet with cardigans, kimonos and some playful denim. Let this small-scale detailing be seen on all your sweaters and skirts this season and test the waters by swishing and swooshing with every step while sporting this intriguing phenomenon. Nostalgia for the 1970s is in heavy overload with waists high and layers long, bring on the bright florals and decorative fringe for a summery aesthetic.

Rock a runway-inspired fringed outfit among suede fabric to embrace cyclical trends. Some had nostalgic impressions of the poncho or a feathery cunning style, but each has made a fabulous statement bringing back the free-spirited look. Whether you plan to rummage through your parents’ old closet or purchase from top retailers selling the fringe fad, make this 70s festival style your own this spring.