How to wear fringe without looking like a cowboy

How to wear fringe without looking like a cowboy

Zara Author: Andrea Karr


How to wear fringe without looking like a cowboy

Fringe may seem like it belongs in the Wild West, but it can also lend a relaxed, boho vibe to casual and dressy outfits alike. Just be sure to pair it with simple, modern accessories or risk looking like you've stepped out of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Here's our no-fail advice.

Brave Leather fringe crossbody bag
Beginner: Fringe bag

If you're fringe-shy, dip in your toe with a suede cross-body bag.

Fringe cross-body bag, $240,

Outfit to wear with fringe bag

Steer clear of voluminous boho details like flared pants and peasant tops. Instead, team your bag with clean-lined, contemporary classics such as a pleated skirt and ankle booties.

Ombré sweater, $39, Necklace, $15, Pleated skirt, $40, Booties, $200,

Pink Tartan leather fringe skirt
Intermediate: Fringe skirt

Pull off fringed clothing by making savvy choices. This faux-leather skirt is work appropriate thanks to its knee length and flattering silhouette.

Pink Tartan wrap skirt, $325,

Outfit to wear with skirt

A sleek skirt deserves a polished blouse and bag. Add a pop of colour with shoes and jewellery. We love tame black, white and burgundy with a hit of citrusy orange and yellow.

Blouse, $110, Satchel bag, $398, Heels, $125, Johnny Loves Rosie earrings, $44,

Le Chateau suede fringe jacket
Expert: Fringe jacket

Cognac suede and fringe on a statement jacket or dress can scream cowgirl. Ensure this jacket plays nice by softening it with a cozy sweater, heels and a structured bag.

Jacket, $170,

Outfit to wear with suede jacket

For fall, cognac looks striking with army green, navy and burgundy. For more ways to wear these hues, check out our slide show on 20 colourful fall fashion accessories.

Crochet sweater, $29, Jogger pants, $70, Bowler bag, $70, Shoes, $45,

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