I am absolutely head over heels in lusty love with this springs fringe-on-everything trend!
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While the above fringed tank with tri-colored beading has managed to stay a summer-time-slutty-teen staple since the late 1970’s—the current fringe trend is truly inspired by our modern hey days.
Coachella; the original ‘Fringe Festival’
Part bohemian it-gal, part warrior Mad Max stalwart—this trend was tailor-made for your summer festival circuits à la Coachella + Burning Man.
Many a shoe company came out with fringe offerings this spring, but one style caught my eye exclusively. Sam Edelman’s Louie Booties will take you from spring all the way through summer paired with your perfect maxi dress or a pair of over-all shorts—I honestly want one in EVERY color! The pink Louie’s were offered last season but I’m certain you can find some online.
A smattering of hand bag companies came out with absolutely gorgeous pieces this season. Narrowing down my search was a difficult task, but I came up with some exceptional bags for your drooling pleasure in high/low price point offerings→it’s ’cause I care!
Gucci’s bold suede’s in deep blues + reds + chocolate-brown. The larger fringe shopper suede tote will run you a cool $2500.00, the nouveau fringe hobo bag $2250.00 and the smallest shoulder bag totes at $1950.00
Oh Valentino, you make my loins weak with this seasons bounty. The C-Rockee fringe bag collection is a sight for sore eyes and comes in hobo, shoulder and clutch variations.
In a perfect world I would want both the berry + plum with scarab detail snap shoulder bags. But at $3,240.00 a piece I would be dreaming in Imax 3D Technicolor?!
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To round out this stellar collection is the hobo bag in soft burgundy $3,295.00 (eek!), the enticingly unique Gryphon finger fringed black clutch at $1755.00 + The Row’s fringed clutch for $2,950.00.
For the rest of us who don’t want to consider selling off a kidney for the privilege of being on trend, JJ Winters offers up the Vanessa Messenger named after actress Vanessa Huchinson for a more than reasonable price point of $385.00 seen here in Grey Suede. Also spotted on Huchinson’s former co-star Ashley Tisdale in my favorite hue—a sassy purple.
Bathing Beauts in Fringed Suits
In terms of the bikini fringe trend, one company has absolutely cornered the market!
L Space by Monica Wild has so many stunning styles it hurts my heart DEEPLY that I will never be able to procure all of them. What’s truly incredible about this company is their Build Your Own Bikini option, which allows you to mix + match with their array of juicy colors and prints. A top and bottom combination ranges from under $200.00 which ‘suits’ my budget just fine. Also, before we move on I just want to wish this gorgeous model unforgivable cellulite in the years to come. Ok, I feel better now.
Another mammoth trend au le moment is pairing a fringed Kimono or cover up over a maxi dress or a tank and short-shorts. In fact if Coachella and the like had an official dress code, this whimsical staple would certainly make the list. Designer pieces from Roberto Cavalli and Anna Sui might suit your tastes, and for a more affordable option Nasty Gal has some of the hottest styles available.
So there you have it friendsicles; ‘fringed benefits’ brought to you by the lass that keeps you head and shoulders above the trends! Let me know which of my picks you are lusting after or other styles that you think should have been in this list. In the meantime I’m starting a Kickstarter campaign for my summer wardrobe, not to be confused with my cats dental bills Kickstarter campaign, *natch.
Make mamma proud,
XOXO The Pop Culture Rainman™
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