Fringing, a trend this autumn, is always a difficult one unless you’re happy to look as if you’re straight off the plane from Texas/fashion victim/wannabe cowgirl. Wearable fringed accessories are also quite hard to find, there’s plenty at top designer level but not so many at a reasonable price.
The other problem is that it tends to go in and out of fashion quite fast, so if you’re going to invest at designer or high street level you need to find something you can fall in love with so that next year, when it’s been and done and gone, you won’t be unhappy carrying on the look yourself even if no one else is.
Fringed bags and boots can be expensive because of the amount of work involved, particularly if they’re high quality. Yes there are cheap examples about but be careful as they can look tacky.
Here are my current favourites, all of which would sit happily in any wardrobe for several seasons. Absolute favourites are the J Crew fringed ankle boots (order from the US and stick to your true shoe size) and Vanessa Bruno fringed tote.