Fringe is always an eye-catcher. Whether it's on the sleeves of a leather jacket or subtly accenting the hem of a skirt, the long strands dance with every gentle breeze. The style is ideal for weekend dressing: relaxed, effortlessly cool, and incredibly fun (as anyone who's ever twirled around in a fringed skirt can attest).
And, there are many ways to rock the fringe without looking like you strolled in from the Wild, Wild West. Just look at Instagram's best dressed, who are constantly working the detail into their wardrobe in new and unexpected ways. While the fringed-sleeve jacket will never go out of style, a clutch with long, suede strips is giving it a run for its money. Ahead, see five outfits that'll make you rethink the classic trend — and want to wear it out, stat.
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Blogger Aida Domenech goes for a Western feel with her fringed suede jacket. Because it's such a statement-making piece, she keeps the rest of her look muted so that the fringe steals the show.
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Tina Leung puts her best foot forward in her fringed skirt.
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The long, oxblood fringe feels more subtle on Sunita V's dress. Combined with a leather jacket and satchel, it gives off a downtown-meets-Western vibe.
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Rossella Martucci prefers just a hint of fringe — but, there's no denying her clutch is a show-stopper.
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Erika Boldrin of My Free Choice mixes plaid with fringe, and throws in a gray sweatshirt and oversized sunglasses. The result is undeniably cool.