When you think of fringed clothing, the words festival fashion may come to mind. But the trend isn't only for the Coachella set—honest. Styled correctly, fringe can be sleek, feminine, edgy, or glamorous. It's all about the piece itself and how you wear it.
Take one of Gigi Hadid's best outfits as of late (in our opinion, at least): a Barbie-pink pantsuit by up-and-coming Polish label Kreist. You may have missed it while entranced by the rest of the ensemble, but the cropped moto jacket featured a front pocket trimmed with cascading pink thread—a cool detail and surely fun to play with if you're the fidgeting type. Elsewhere, celebs and street style stars like Cara Delevingne, Camille Charrière, and Lily Collins have rocked shredded skirts and swingy-sleeved tops, proving that fringe is far more versatile than you might think.
Below, see seven fresh ways to style the trend, and shop fun, fringed pieces from Zara, Stella McCartney, and more.
On Gigi Hadid: Kreist jacket and pants; Aquazzura Harlow Embellished Velvet Platform Sandals ($950).
Currently plotting how to get this on our bodies the minute it's actually for sale.
WHO: Camille Charrière
This bag reminds us of a blanket in the very best way.
WHO: Gala González
Finally, a leather vest that doesn't take itself too seriously.
On Lily Collins: Chanel top and shoes; Levi's jeans.
We love a seriously sparkly top dressed down with classic blue jeans.
On Natalia Vodianova: Dior top, skirt, and shoes.
Dior's folksy fringe looks fresh for spring with caged sandals and an embroidered top.
Shop the Fringe Trend:
It's never too early for a little festive dressing.
Pearly fringe! Zara, we're swooning.
Sure, you could opt for a basic black bag, but why would you when this is the alternative?
Take a cue from Cara and toughen this up with leather booties and black skinny jeans.
Party shoes for party people.
Made for twirling (and Boomerangs, of course).
Pair this with a vintage tee and a dance floor.
Yes, you can wear fringe to work (especially if you get the matching pants, too).
Up next, read about three fall trends to try for under $100 each.