Did you know that Native Americans originally incorporated fringes in their clothing to repel rain? What started as a very functional trend was embraced by mainstream fashion as early as the 1920’s when flappers everywhere were sporting fringes, primarily to accentuate the dance moves of the day. I personally had a brief flirtation with fringes in the late 1980’s with a pair of boots that I wore to death but other than that fringes have not featured in my wardrobe since. Somewhat surprisingly, the trend has held its own and in 2016 it is most often associate with a casual BoHo vibe. While BoHo certainly has it’s place and can look great on some (particularly teenagers attending their first music festival in a paddock!), it is not for me. My dilemma is that lately fringes have been on my radar again. A Lot! So it got me wondering how to incorporate them into my style without looking like a hippie. And I have found the answer in the fringed bag. So if like me, you want to know how to wear a fringed bag without looking like a throwback from the peace loving 60’s read on for all the details …
Here’s some you might like to try …
Do you have a fringed bag? I’d love to know how you wear it in the comments below.