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Fashion File: Fun with Fringe

Tiers of cascading fringe in black, teal, gold and plum by BCBG

Movement is the word this fall as fringe is having its moment. Finely threaded, string-like or Western-inspired, the tassled look works for a night on the town or an afternoon with friends.

This flirty little black dress ($465), from Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen’s always-edgy Elizabeth and James line strikes the perfect balance between chic and fun.
Bleu Clothing, 454 S. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, 323.939.2228 :: bleuclothing.com

Add ’70s inspired flair – and a pop of color – to your outfit with these sassy suede Joie heels ($285).
Joie at Fashion Island, 591 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.759.0472 :: joie.com

The ever-expanding Tory Burch brand may be known for its medallioned flats and tunics, but this head-turning necklace ($295) with gold-tone brass discs is anything but basic.
Saks Fifth Avenue at South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, 714.540.3233 :: saksfifthavenue.com

The classic ankle boot is made modern – and a little funky – with au courant music festival-worthy fringe detail ($140).
Aldo at South Coast Plaza, 714.979.1081 :: aldoshoes.com

Cover up with this distinctive Givenchy jacket ($4,650). Made in a luxe silk-satin, it swishes with every step thanks to razzle-dazzle tinsel-like fringing. Pair it with skinny jeans and peep-toe shoes to emulate a fresh from the runway look. :: net-a-porter.com

Crafted from ultra-soft lambskin this Elizabeth and James fold-over purse ($545) can be worn as a cross-body or used as a clutch. Either way, revel in the funky fringe detail that will add edge to everyday looks.
Neiman Marcus at Fashion Island, 601 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.759.1900
:: neimanmarcus.com

Made from mid-weight crepe, this black skirt ($2,510) with striking silk fringing was inspired by traditional South American costumes. It’s the kind of piece that exemplifies breakout designer Barbara Casasola’s Brazilian modernist aesthetic, and it’s certain to leave a lasting impression.
Avenue 32  :: avenue32.com

It’s no surprise Carolina Herrera’s take on fringe is fabulously sophisticated. This threaded paillette fringe cocktail dress ($6,990) features whimsical details at the neckline and flouncy skirt.
Neiman Marcus at Fashion Island, 949.759.1900 :: neimanmarcus.com

This playful couture tweed Milly dress ($595) with a bateau neckline encapsulates designer and founder Michelle Smith’s eye for impeccable detail  and knack for mixing cutting-edge textiles.
Neiman Marcus at Fashion Island, 949.759.1900 :: neimanmarcus.com

Tiers of cascading fringe in black, teal, gold and plum make this open-back sheath BCBG dress ($598) a standout piece – and a hit on the dance floor.
BCBG Max Azria at South Coast Plaza, 714.427.0486 :: bcbg.com

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