There’s something about summer that just makes me want to dance. And what better place to do that than at a music festival? They are the perfect combination of sun, fun, great music and amazing fashion statements. Every summer Athens, GA hosts its annual music festival Athfest and the students of the University of Georgia break out their festival best. From band tees to flower crowns a la Lana Del Ray, Athfest weekend is all about making a musical fashion statement. For the perfect music festival ensemble, look no further than these amazing fringes.
This Fashionista hits the perfect notes with a fringed, crocheted vest and a fringed cross-body bag. Rather than cut across the fringed vest, she opted to let the bag hang effortlessly from one shoulder. With the multitude of fringes, this outfit could easily become overwhelming. But this Fashionista worked the fringed pieces together seamlessly with a sleeveless white top and black shorts. The neutral colors of this outfit create a background for the star of the show…the fringes.
From Bonaroo to Coachella, fringes have proved time and time again to be a music-lovers’ wardrobe staple. The drama of a fringed skirt or tasseled vest makes for a perfect day of singing and dancing. To keep this trend alive all summer and not just when your favorite band is in town, try this ASOS fringed backpack for class or this Free People fringed maxi skirt. The layered panels of lace and fringe will make this skirt a go-to piece this summer.
To follow this Fashionista’s example in class (or for your next concert), match a simple white top with a pair of dark structured shorts and top off with a fringed vest. Keeping the top and shorts structured balances the billowing fringed pieces. A fringed bag, sunnies and comfortable walking shoes complete this relaxed summer look. From campus to an indie music festival, rock out with fringes.
With names like Oscar de la Renta and Tory Burch bringing us fringe-featured items on the Spring 2012 runways, it’s no wonder that this stringy addition is making it’s way onto all sorts of items for the summer months. Fringe has had many different roles throughout the years. From the flappers of the Roaring ‘20s to the Native American inspired clothing of the ‘70s, fringe has made many reappearances in the fashion world throughout the decades. It’s back once again, and this time making fringe an essential part of your wardrobe comes with some new benefits.
This Fashionista uses her fringe to add just a little more coverage to her bandeau top and high-waisted shorts outfit combination. What’s the fringe benefit for this Fashionista? The freedom to wear a bandeau top and high-waisted shorts on a sweltering hot summer day without feeling like she is underdressed. Take away the fringe, and the outfit would give off a very different vibe, but the high waistline of the shorts in combination with the extra coverage provided by the fringe makes for an on-trend, cute and airy summer ensemble. Not only does the fringe on the bottom of her black bandeau have a practical benefit, but it’s also a great way to add flair to the simplicity of a bandeau. She keeps the rest of her look fairly simple, but her bright nail polish, red lipstick and heart-shaped sunglasses add an additional pop of color and quirkiness!
Fringe can be found all over the place! For a bandeau like this Fashionista’s, check out Urban Outfitters. If you’re looking for something more reminiscent of the past, try this dress that mimics flapper style from Theory. If you’re feeling even more adventurous, you can even have fringe on your swimsuit.
Whether your fringe adds coverage or just flair, it has definitely made a comeback, so go out and reap those fringe benefits now.
Let’s be honest what Fashionista/o does not love a great bag? I know I am always on the prowl for a new bag and love searching for trends in bags on campus. Though there is the ever-present Vera Bradley totes at Kent State University, I always love the look of a clean leather tote. It goes with everything from casual to dressy and transcends every season. Today’s Fashionista found a great variation on the classic leather tote sporting a leather fringe beauty around campus.
Fringe was all over the spring 2011 runways from designers like Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, and Chanel. This Fashionista chose to embody the trend with her tote from H&M. This bag is large enough to carry all the necessities for class and still be unique and eye-catching on campus. By pairing this bag with her overall casual look she gives off an overall casual, yet chic vibe.
There are many options for adding fringe into your wardrobe. A fringe tote is one great option. This one from Betsey Johnson is perfect for its simple build and overall fringe detailing. For a smaller evening bag this over-the-shoulder bag from Urban Outfitters is great mixing both fur and fringe. Fringe boots and moccasins are also a popular way to add fringe to your outfits. There is the classic Minnetonka fringe boots, which can be found at Zappos.com. For a dressier boot try these boots also from Zappos.com.
Hint: Only add one fringe piece to your outfit as to not go overboard with the fringe.
It’s the time of year when everybody gets winter fever. Fashionista’s all over BU’s campus are aching to ditch their heavy winter layers and break out their spring fashion favorites. Unfortunately, there is still a good amount of snow and cold to get through. The best way to bring spring into your wardrobe is by sneaking cheerful elements into your outfit.
This Fashionista was not only brave enough to shed her coat for the photo, but she also stayed stylish by rocking a fringe scarf. Fringe is an easy and fun way to introduce spring trends to your wardrobe. It can also add a playful element to any basic winter ensemble. The bright color and print on our Fashionista’s scarf gives her outfit that extra pop of color that every Fashionista appreciates in the middle of winter. It is an easy way to start bringing pieces spring’s popular 70’s trend into your closet.
To introduce spring to your outfits like our Fashionista, try adding fringed accessories to your wardrobe. She proves that a simple scarf can be work with any outfit to add instant style. A white lace and fringe version makes use of spring’s light colors, much a like Asos’s beige bag does. For a more subtle choice, try a solid top with fringe details, or a flirty dress with simple trimming. You can also throw on a pair of classic heels with fringe for an added spring in your step (pun intended). Regardless of your choice of fringe, any item can easily transition from winter chic to spring trendy.