fringe fest

Fringe has been around for a long time. Native Americans wore fringe for function as the long, dangling strands wicked water away from their garments. Adopted by flappers, fringe became more of a fashion statement in the 1920’s, and in the ’60s hippies were wearing it for what started out as politically-inspired purposes.

While it may be difficult to credit a particular group, time period or person for fringe’s place in fashion, it is quite easy to recognize that fringe is in this spring.

In recent years we’ve seen a wave of fringy fashion emerge around this time as events like the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival approach; and this year is no different. H&M has again collaborated with the popular festival to create the H&MxCoachella line and sites like asos have ‘festival’ categorized clothing.

What makes Spring 2015 more unique than past years is the adoption and implication of fringe in high fashion. From more subtle, tassel-like details to full-on fringe, many of fashion’s top designers have incorporated the ornamental threads into their spring pieces.

With headbands and earrings to boots and sandals, fringe details are literally happening from head to toe. Here are eight budget-friendly boho items I am loving right now:


  1. Sam Edelman ‘Louie’ boot in black suede
  2. J. Crew fringe tassel earrings
  3. Religion Demonic dress with fringe detail
  4. Very Volatile ‘Vermont’ fringe leather sandal
  5. Leatherology tassel key chain
  6. Ecote Sahara Suede convertible mini backpack [on sale!]
  7. GUESS Carlene fringe heels
  8. Lord and Taylor Tiered fringe earrings


    One of my longtime favorite fringy items are my vintage cowboygirl boots with side tassels [shown in the image at the top of the page]. Do you have a go-to fringe favorite in your closet?

    I hope everyone is having a fabulous Friday, cheers to the weekend!

    xox courtney



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