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Fringe trend: how would you like yours served up?

Get your fringe on!

Get your fringe on in little ways!


Fringe is a big trend heading to stores near you. Or maybe you’re skipping the stores and heading to your closet and finding it there first.

Fringe is a big detail on dresses, jackets, tops, handbags, shoes, even jewelry. If you took a stroll around a store you might find it in all scales and weights: big, small, thick, thin, a little bit or a lot ‘o bit.


Why would you go for a little bit ‘o fringe if you could find yourself a lot ‘o bit of it?

Well, some of us are fashion timid rather than fashion bold.

Or we did the full blown version in our twenties and now that we’re in our fifties or sixties we feel like partaking in the trend but in a more modest way.

Some trendy items can feel more like wearing a costume. But if we wear a small amount of fringe, it still gives us pleasure. We can feel confident that we’re wearing it instead of it wearing us.

I look at this fringed jacket from Nasty Gal and have a craving to slip into it. But I truly think it may make me think of something I’d have added to our Davy Crockett outfits when my twin brother, Brent, and I were young and dressed alike. We would have had fun running around the farm pretending to be Davy Crockett with the fringe flying off our bodies as we galloped along on fake horses.


Lots 'o fringe

Lots ‘o fringe from Nasty Gal


Brent and Brenda in Davy Crockett outfits

Brent and Brenda in Davy Crockett outfits


I don’t know, the more I look at that fringed jacket, the more I want to try it on! What about you? Is there fringe in your fashion life?



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  • Reply
    March 16, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    My hair is always flying everywhere and sort of fringe-y, so I took your advice years ago and added that element to my Style. That jacket looks like one I would have worn as a teenager in the 70s, and I want it!

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      March 16, 2015 at 5:03 pm

      I say go for it! I can see it now!

  • Reply
    Amy Roseveare
    March 16, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    I’m definitely up for a bit of fringe–especially in jewelry. I also recently purchased a pair of sandals with a cool fringe detail. I love the movement.

    btw…FAB photo of the Davy Crockett outfits! xo

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