Fringing Fun!

Fringing is having a fashion moment. There is fringing fun to be had all over the shops at the moment – from shoes, to bags, to dresses and jewellery.

It definitely comes from the huge 1970s trend that is everywhere this season. A lot of the fringing fun can be found in hte Coachella range at H&M – you can’t go to Coachella without a fringe or two somewhere!

But fringing fun doesn’t necessarily need to mean you have to go all Woodstock, and act like a true 1970s hippie.

Fringing can still be sophisticated – it’s all about how you wear it. Fringing in tan, neutral tones, and natural fabrics like leather and suede has that 1970s vibe.

fringing fun twoClockwise, from top left: Tan jacket,£tbc, New Look, fringed tassel top, £120, French Connection, fringed cream bag, £40, Butterfly by Matthew Williamson @ Debenhams, cross-body fringed bag, £15.99, New Look, fringed boots, £65, Faith @ Debenhams

But, you can find fringing fun in monochrome as well. H&M’s Coachella range playsuit is too cute. And French Connection’s deep inky-blue-that-looks-black fringed tassel dress is hippy-ish, but adorable.

fringing fun fourClockwise, from top left: Black jacket, £44.99, New Look, fringed playsuit, £24.99, Coachella @ H&M, fringed kaftan dress, £175, French Connection, white cross body bag, £15.99, New Look, fringed croc print bag, £45, Faith @ Debenhams

Fringing works beautifully on holiday. Just looking at JOY’s amazing swimsuit has us dreaming of warmer climes, agreed?

Fab fringing oneClockwise, from top left: Tassel bangle, £15, Butterfly by Matthew Williamson @ Debenhams, kaftan cover-up, £27, Wallis @ Debenhams, fringed swimsuit, £32, JOY, fringed lace crop top, £14.99, Coachella @ H&M, tribal fringed bikini top, £14.99, New Look

If you want to glam up your fringing fun, a body con dress, killer heels and a selection of fringed jewels should work. Oh yeah, and a sumptuous suede bag.

fab fringing threeClockwise, from top left: Pink fringed shoes, £120, Vince Camuto @ Debenhams, fringed ear decorations, £7.99, H&M, teal suede bag, £45, Butterfly by Matthew Williamson, fringed necklace, £19.99, New Look, fringed dress, £7.99, H&M

If you want to keep it simple with fringing, keep it black. One fringed piece can bring an outfit to life. Play it safe with just a bag or shoes, or try a fringed skirt to really stand out.

fringing fun fiveClockwise, from top left: Fringed faux suede jacket, £29.99, beaded waistcoat, £59.99, both H&M, studded fringed bag, £19.99, fringed sandals, £27.99, both New Look, fringed skirt, £14.99, H&M

Please note that we always endeavour to feature items that are available in Ocean Terminal, however sometimes items featured may be out of stock, and prices may vary due to seasonal reduction

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.

fringing bag fringed matthew williamson

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