Who said this trend was just for festival attire? It’s a great way to add a quirky twist to your outfit without experimenting too much. In my personal experience, fringes work well on denim and suede; on the back of your jacket and on the sleeves – the possibilities are endless. Adding just the right amount of western to your look, I’d say this is a jacket worth investing in.
The good news about this trend is that you can work a fringe jacket into your wardrobe to add a 70s-inspired, laidback look. You can either go full cowboy or just add subtle elements to ensure that you can make the fringe jacket into an appropriate outfit for all occasions.
Team your tasselled jacket with some blue jeans – skinnies for a slick look and ever so slightly loose-fit for the more authentic feel. If you want to really commit, finishing your outfit with a check shirt and a pair of cowboy boots would really complete this look. You can get some really nice western styles in the shops nowadays in a variety of designs – they look super cute with dresses too.
That’s So 70s
If you’re still loving the casual vibe, swap your skinny jeans for a pair of flared ones. As the flared jean style is wide-legged, I recommend pairing with a tighter fitting top, to balance out the clothing proportions. Again, if you want to go hard, a cropped check shirt or floral blouse would be adorable and maintain the trend era. Tie everything together with footwear – you can’t go wrong with some wedges as their height is perfect for the flared jeans but they’re also pretty comfy for heels.
Throw your fringe jacket over a ditsy-printed dress – just like 2005 Kate Moss and Sienna Miller would do. The bohemian way of working your fringe jacket might work better for those of you who aren’t immediately drawn to florals as the ditsy print covering your floaty dress could be anything and you can toughen the look up slightly with a pair of ankle boots. My favourites are the classic Chloe Susannah studded boots but you can get heaps of more affordable dupes on the high street.
Work it for Work
Fringe jackets don’t have to be just for fun – you can fit this key piece into your workwear wardrobe. I’d personally stick to black (or a darker hue) for this situation as I think it looks neater and smarter. I’d also choose to pair it with an A-line skirt for length and fit; it also presents your silhouette in a strong manner which is great for scoring those professional work outfit points. Finally throw on a pair of classic court or thick ankle strap heels and get ready to boss the office.