Fringe is a key fashion trend this fall, and you’ll see it on everything from jackets and sweaters to purses and shoes. In the picture to the left, I am wearing a fringe jacket with a full length sleeve, soft sueded polyester, and fringe that lines the asymmetrical hemline on the front of the jacket and then the straight hemline on the back of the jacket. I paired it with a hunter green tank because I like how the colors compliment each other and a boyfriend jean and sandal. This is a great example of a fall transitional look that gives you a jacket for cooler mornings and a tank for warmer afternoons.
One important thing to remember about fringe is to restrict it to one item in your outfit. A fringe jacket, purse and shoe, for example, worn altogether would be overkill. Better to understate the trend than overstate it. This keeps it classy. You don’t want to look like a seventies throwback. Restricting the amount of fringe will prevent you from making this mistake.
I had a blast the day I wore this outfit. I am not a child of the seventies (leggings and leg warmers are way more my speed), but I enjoyed the soft feel of the poly suede and had a ton of compliments on the jacket. And, In Wyoming, suede and fringe always feel right, regardless of whether they are trendy. We are rugged outdoors people with cowboy and Native American roots, after all. For all the rest of you who don’t get to live in the west, right now is your time to try on some fringe!