Fringe Benefits

Fringe has been ubiquitous for the past few seasons, taking the dynamic trim far beyond the “trendy” category. The perfect way to add flair to an outfit, as the above poncho from Charlottesville-based boutique eloise shows, the interest and movement that fringe brings to an ensemble make it a detail deserving of closet space.

For those who aren’t ready to fully embrace fringe but still wish to dabble, accessories are the way to go. A Jérôme Dreyfuss beige, brown, and red “Mario” shoulder bag, available from Memphis’s 20Twelve (top, left); “Frida” clutch in wheat (top, right, also available in other colors) by Houston’s Baird & Baird; Jérôme Dreyfuss fringed tote in gradient tones from 20Twelve (above, right); and joie loren bootie available from Chattanooga’s Alice Blue (above, left) are all neutral choices that nevertheless make a statement.

This charcoal grey fringed cardigan available from Richmond’s Roan is the ideal item to spice up our everyday uniform without straying too far from center. A cashmere piece perfect for wrapping up in on a cold day, it’s the very picture of cozy chic.

Though fringe is undeniably fun (who can resist swinging around a little to watch it fly?), it rarely seems to lose its edge. The Sacai Luck fringe leather skirt available from Charleston’s Hampden (top, left), Ulla Johnson tassel suede belt available from Shrewsbury, New Jersey’s glow (top, right), Jérôme Dreyfuss Mario fringe bag from Charlottesville’s Scarpa (above, right), and Jérôme Dreyfuss Biboots franges from Hampden (above, left) are some of our favorite picks for when it’s time to take the style game up a notch.

For when it’s really time to look festive, look no further than this silk fringed woven tank by Lela Rose, available from Chicago’s Neapolitan. This sophisticated piece should be a go-to throughout the holiday party season.


Fringed outerwear is an excellent way to look stylish while combating the cold, as proven by the ensemble above from Hampden, featuring a coat by Loeffler Randall. The MSGM embellished tweed cape coat, also from Hampden, is equally winter-ready. And with its bold colors and intricate beadwork, the large envelope clutch with fringe by Miami’s Imperio jp is at home in every season, though we particularly like the idea of using it to brighten up our winter evening attire.

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