The Fall Trend Everyone Will Wear First This Year

I don't know about you, but I've begun to mentally move on from summer clothes, as I do every year when the pre-fall pieces start arriving and I've already worn all of my new summer pieces a few times. While the temperatures are still sweltering, I'm looking forward to slowly incorporating a few of the new fall trends into my wardrobe as soon as I can, so I did a little runway/street style research.

When the fall collections debuted at the various fashion weeks earlier this year, it was impossible not to notice that the Wild West is a major theme. As a result, fringe was all over the runways, and it's already begun infiltrating the street style scene. The beauty of the trend is that it isn't something that's exclusively for cold weather, as it's a detail that can feasibly be added to pieces that are relevant to any season—handbags, dresses, and outerwear included. Plus, they can take on many forms, from leather to yarn to metallic to beaded to denim. Given all this and its impending popularity, I'm predicting that fringe is the fall trend that will inevitably start cropping up first this year (and it doesn't hurt that it's basically Instagram gold).

See IRL and F/W 18 runway examples of the fringe trend and shop it below.

On the Runway

Givenchy F/W 18 runway


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Givenchy F/W 18

Tod's F/W 18 runway


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Tod's F/W 18

Proenza Schouler F/W 18 runway


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Proenza Schouler F/W 18 

Max Mara F/W 18 runway


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Max Mara F/W 18

Fendi F/W 18 runway


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Fendi F/W 18 

On the Streets

Sequin street style outfit


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If you want to be especially "extra," wear your fringe with sequins!

How to wear fringe


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It might be a good idea to make your first fall sweater purchase a fringe one.

Fall sneaker outfit


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Proof that fringe even looks cool with leggings and sneakers.

Fringe skirt


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Would this skirt look amazing on Instagram or what?

Fringe boots


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The easiest way to try the trend? Accessories!

Fringe jacket outfit


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Expect to see lots of fringe with jeans and ankle boots this fall.

On the Market

Not for the faint of heart.

Available in sizes S to M.

I won't be surprised when Gigi Hadid inevitably steps out in these.

Available in sizes 5.5 to 9.5.

You jeans need this.

Available in sizes P/S to M/L.

Want to play it safe (but cool)? Try a fringed black skirt.

Available in sizes FR 34 to FR 44.

Something for when dancing the night away is your MO.

Available in sizes 12 to 28.

Pair this cape with an all-black outfit so it really stands out.

Available in one size.

Basically everything about this is on-trend.

The front is just as pretty.

Available in sizes 00 to 12.

Fringe doesn't have to be dramatic.

Available in sizes XS to L.

You'll want this when the weather starts to transition.

Available in sizes 1X to 3X.

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