Latest Fashion Trends: Fringe Benefits
Now that the strong winds from Siberia have ceased blowing their freezing wrath across Berlin (Yipee!), it’s the perfect time for me to delve back into the latest fashion trends that reflect the dawn of spring. More than anything, the beastly weather we suffered made me look forward to the prospect of spring and all the sartorial benefits it has to offer.
If the Spring/Summer 2018 catwalks are anything to go by- we’ll be welcoming the warmer weather by shimmying in outfits adorned with flirty fringe. Continue Reading…
Latest Fashion Trends: Spring/Summer 2018 Style
If you always felt you had the spirit of a 20s show girl residing in you just waiting for an optimal moment to burst out- this spring season is the time! During the Spring/Summer 2018 season, a plethora of designers put their spin on this sassy trend. Céline punctuated their modest and chic clothing with long tassels, Nina Ricci took a more colourful route and experimented with fuschia pink fringe, Loewe, Balmain and Acne Studios had tassels dangling from the hems of their clothing.
All in all, designers in all fashion capitals of the world put their own stamp on this look-at-me trend by adoring skirts, bodices, accessories, sleeves, hemlines et al in statement fringe.
For those of you that follow runway shows avidly, you’ll know that some runway trends are just that- for the runway. Reason being, unless your profession involves you performing at concerts and the like, some runway styles are just too ‘out there’ for civilians.
At first glance, the fringe trend can be cast aside as a fleeting trend for extroverts. There is some truth in that- the ‘Cow girl meets the Wild Wild West’ vibes that fringe exhibits can give of an impractical fancy dress vibe. However, I believe that if one buys tassel pieces wisely- you can wear the trend all season round.
Tips On How To Wear The Latest Fashion Trend: Fringe
Tip 1-Wear fringe according to your body type
If you are an extrovert, then you will be part of my More is More tribe and as much as I love to fly this flag, I do have to warn you to exercise some caution when experimenting with this trend from head to toe. This means that if you wish to wear a dress, skirt or top that drips in long fringe, it will look more flattering depending on your height and natural body shape.
Tip 2- Play with proportions
This is what I did with my outfit, I am wearing a black jumper embellished with studs and fringe and I chose to streamline the outfit with a figure hugging leather skirt. If one is not careful, fringe can overwhelm your body frame and make you appear larger than you are. As I have more thighs than a bucket of KFC chicken, you are unlikely to see me wearing fringe around my hips or a long tassel maxi skirt.
Tip 3- Experiment with fringe accents
If you dwell in Minimalist Ville but like to do a drive by More is More City every now and again, you can still be part of the Fringe Gang. Accessories adorned with fringe are a great way for you to dip your toes into the waters of this latest fashion trend.
So have fun with this new fashion trend by purchasing a metallic bag dripping in chain mail fringe or go down the more bohemian route by buying a pair of colourful shoes with multicoloured tassels. Either way, you’ll be making a fabulous fashion statement.
Stylish Side Note
I for one, am totally about Fringe Swag and this Mango jumper remains one of my favourite spring buys.
I don’t know about you but I’m loving the whimsy glam appeal for Spring/Summer 2018 Trends. Not so long ago, I spread the word that look-at-me sequins would be all the rage in the up coming season and now we have the trend’s younger sister- Fringe- trying to compete.
I also had so much fun working with the photographer for this shoot. The weather was horrible as you can see from the muddy ground and when I was in the basketball court feeling all model-like (Ha!), some ruddy boys ran in which brought the shoot to an abrupt halt!
However, despite the weather and the general public not playing ball, my love for this outfit and the photographer’s good spirits made me enjoy the shoot and I love the results.
P.S. I call this look my Brandy Braids– the style reminds me of her old-school hairstyles.
What do you think of the latest fashion trends? Will you be investing in some fringe pieces? Do tell, I’d love to know.
Credits- Jumper: Mango, Skirt & Beanie: Topshop, Shoes: Vagabond, Bag: Zara, Sunnies: Prada
Photographer- Sabrina Von Heide