Fringing Fun after the Fringe!

The Edinburgh festival and fringe may be over, but that’s not the last we;ll see of fringing this year! Yes, fashion fans, you can carry on with your own little fringe homage all through the autumn/winter.

Thanks tothe 1970s trend that’s everywhere this season, there’s A LOT of fringing out there. A lot. Really, a lot, a lot, a lot.

Fringing on everything, from skirts, to tops, to dresses, to shoes, to bags. We think the only thing we haven’t seen with a fringe yet is a phone cover. But give it time!

So, forget the fringe in your hair (that’s not such a huge trend this season), and add some fringing to everything else. And we relaly do mean everything. Fringing works best in leathers and suede.

Let’s start with full-on fringing. H&M’s fringe-trimmed midi dress (£49.99) is a great late autumn party frock, agreed? H&M also have a gorgeous suede fringed midi skirt, in tan or black (£99.99), but if that’s out of your budget, New Look have a lovey camel suedette version for £22.99.

New Look’s short black suedette dress (£24.99) has a fringing front detail. Fringing works on a cotton Tee like this grey version from Valley of the Dolls @ JOY (£25).

And how beautiful is French Connection’s gorgeous metallic fringing jacket (£350), with those delicate metal fringes? We adore it!

Fringing fashion oneFringing works brilliantly on a simple waistcoat, or gilet. We also just love New Look’s suede cape (£49.99), with the best fringing ever. Team with a vest and jeans for a simple, cute look. H&M’s woollen fringed gilet is a perfect autumnal cover up, and New Look’s tan suede waistcoat (£44.99) is 70s-tastic.

BHS’s paisley pattern devore kimono with fringing (£38) taps in to a few key trends for this autumn winter.  Go boho with the lovely fringed Butterfly by Matthew Williamson big tote bag at Debenhams (£79), or keep it slightly more subtle with New Look’s leather fringed mock croc print slouchy bag (£24.99).

fringing fun twoShoes with fringing? Absolutely. Boots and shoes look great, just not cowboy books. Wre’re not trying to recreate the Wild West with this trend!

H&M’s tan flat fringed boots (£39.99) are our favourites for everyday wear. For nights out, we love New Look’s selection. Choose from gold block heeled fringe front shoe-boot slingbacks  (£29.99), or nude suede-like fringed open-toe boots (£24.99), or black studded fringe boots with killer heels (£64.99).

frinigng fun threeAnd here are two more cute fringed handbags for you – H&M’s dinky fringed shoulder bag is just £7.99, and this little pink handbag is from Red Herring at Debenhams (£22).

More fringe fun than you had in August, right?!

Fringed bag – Weekend Musthave

What are you buying this weekend? We’ve been laid up with the lurgy this week, so we hope we can get down to the shops this weekend and ‘bag’ ourselves some fringing!

Fringing is BIG news this spring/summer. Perfect for that 70s trend that we’ve also blogged about this week, we love fringing best when it’s on a bag. Probably best to leave the fringed leather jackets to the cowboys and cowgirls, agreed?

This fringed bag from Butterfly by Matthew Williamson is surely one of the most beautiful things we’ve seen this year. We adore it. The gorgeous blue colour, and that fringing.

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It is definitely our weekend musthave (though we can’t promise it’s in the stores as of yet, but if it’s not it’s coming soon). It’s the perfect daytime bag, but would look just as sharp on a night out. And, it’s under £50.

Fringing is here to stay – again – this spring/summer season, just make sure it’s  fringed bag you buy, not a jacket!

Butterfly by Matthew Williamson blue fringed bag, £40, Debenhams