It’s 2018, and celebrities and fashion gurus alike are embracing the fringe trend once again. Scroll through your favorite store’s website and you’ll likely see a variety of fringe accessories, from jackets to purses to shoes (yes, there are really fringe shoes).
Turn on your TV and you’ll probably see your favorite celebrities rocking the statement style as well — like Ariana Grande in her “Into You” music video. I get it, though. Fringe shimmies and sways, and there’s freedom in its movement. Plus, flappers have more fun, amirite?
Whether it gives you the fierce flapper-reminiscent feeling of the ‘20s or the liberated rock ‘n’ roll vibe of the ‘70s, fringe is never really on the fringe of going out of style.
It may disappear for a beat, but it always makes its way back, because let’s face it: adding texture to your outfit truly takes it over the top. It’s practically timeless.
Since I hate spending money and have a shamefully competitive spirit, I challenged myself to make my own version of one of these forever-trendy fringe jackets I’m seeing EVERYWHERE. Breaking the bank buying one for over $100 just seemed silly, especially when the concept was so simple. So I accepted the challenge with open arms.
But before I jumped in aimlessly, I needed to gather some inspiration. Naturally, my first stop was Pinterest — the quintessential stop for all things trendy. The results were overwhelming, to say the least. Then I poked around a bit through the online catalogs for Forever 21, ASOS, and Missguided. As it turns out, you can literally add fringe to any kind of jacket — leather, denim, suede, you name it. Personally, the denim look appealed to me most, as it’s a timeless piece that’s easy to work with and ideal for any season. But you could probably scour your own closet and use any jacket you already own, no matter the style.