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?!

Festival fashion favourites

T in the Park is upon us for another year. Glastonbury has been and gone, but Scotland’s biggest festival is still to come, and the question that’s always there is on our lips again – what will our festival fashion favourites be?

It’s easy to fall into that festival fashion favourites uniform of short shorts, top, hat, various bits of jewellery and obligatory wellies. And to be honest, we say ‘why not?’. If there’s one place you can get away with short shorts and wellies it’s a festival field!

Mix it up a little bit with white shorts, add a bright top, a long-line sleeveless cardigan gives 1970s festival style vibe, and a 1970s inspired cheesecloth peasant top will protect you from the sun, should it come out! Or go bright and bold with floral prints, culottes, and matching tops and bottoms! Some of our top festival fashion favourites!

festival style tops and bottoms

Clockwise, from top left: floral print culottes, £39.99, matching top, £29.99, H&M, peasant blouse, £25, BHS, longline crochet sleeveless cardigan, £19.99, white denim shorts, £19.99, both New Look, yellow top, £29.99, H&M, denim shorts, £20, Dorothy Perkins @ BHS

Accessories are another festival fashion favourites. Pick up bits and bobs as you go, but start with a few basics. Long beaded necklaces, bright and bold sunglasses, fringing, a hat of course, and pay homage to the original festival vibe of peace and love with some peace sign stud earrings!

festival style jewels accessClockwise, from top left: long beaded necklace, £22.50, White Stuff, peace symbol studs, £3, Claire’s Accessories, feather bracelet, £10, Collection @ Debenhams, pink round sunglasses, £12.99, H&M, stone ring, £6.99, New Look, grey felt hat, £19.99, H&M, kaleidoscope sunnies, £5.99, New Look, straw hat, £19.95, White Stuff, tassel earrings, £3.99, New Look


Festival fashion favourites for your feet?! Wellies!! Those toilets, the fields, the mess – urgh, we don’t want our feet touching any of it! But wellies are so boring, right? Er, wrong. Try prints or details like fringes. Ankle boots will also work. Fringes are everywhere this season, so embrace them on bags in particular. Glam up a backpack by choosing a sequin version. Or go for this season’s musthave bucket bag in an Aztec print. Perfect festival fashion favourites.

festival style shoes and bagsClockwise, from top left: Bucket bag, £15.99, New Look, fringed suede bag, £45, Butterfly by Matthew Williamson @ Debenhams, fringed ankle boot, £65, Faith @ Debenhams, sequin backpack, £19.99, H&M, fringed Hunter wellies, £84.99 (was £130), Schuh, print wellies, £32.50, White Stuff

It doesn’t have to be shorts and a top for festivals – a playsuit is the perfect alternative. But a loose, pretty dress wins every  time for us, hands down. A festival dress is one of our musthave festival fashion favourites. Choose from a feminine lacy style, to a more pared-down T-shirt style in a block colour or monochrome stripes.

festival style dressesl-r: Lacy dress, £59.99, tropical strapless playsuit, £29.99, both H&M, blue T-shirt dress, £29.95, GAP, striped dress, £53 (was £75), French Connection

What’s your festival fashion for 2015?