It seems like you can’t walk into a store these days without tripping over a rack of 70s inspired styles. Between the jumpsuits, bell sleeves and bottoms, crocheted everything, and of course, fringe (did we mention the fringe? Because boy howdy is there fringe!), there seems to be something for just about everyone. Now, we can’t all run around channeling our inner Vanessa Hudgens all the time (though there are worse things we could do, than wear a flower crown or two), so what’s a girl to do? Well, lucky for us, fringe is a lot more versatile than you might think- it’s inherently casual, but is also capable of being surprisingly dressy (dare I say… Met Gala dressy? I mean if Anna Wintour wears it, it must be true, no?). Read on for tips and tricks that will help you capture that chill, bohemian vibe and avoid looking like the lovechild of Annie Oakley and the Marlboro Man.
A fringe skirt paired with a simple top (think basic tee or drapey tank) and no-frills high heeled sandals (avoid anything that approaches gladiator, lest you find yourself shouting “ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?” at random strangers) makes for a flirty and fun going out look. If wearing an entire tube of fringe seems too daunting for date night, try dipping your toes into cute fringe sandals (see what I did there? …I’ll stop) and rocking a flowy swing dress for some kicky fun. Grabbing brunch with the gals? Chucking your essentials into a fringe bag is proven to significantly decrease the amount of time you spend worrying about looking cute and increases the time you have to think about avocado toast (trust me, I’m a scientist*). If you’re looking for a way to inject a little pizzaz into your weekend uniform, look no further than a breezy kimono. Fringed jewelry is just what the doctor** ordered to add small doses of edge to any work outfit. The key here is to keep it as simple as possible- these ear jackets are easier to pull off than a pair of shoulder dusting chandeliers and this short fringe necklace‘s muted color scheme makes it very wearable. Still not convinced? Then try adding a fun tassel or two to your workbag for a pop of personality.
*I’m not a scientist
**I’m also not a doctor