For Spring 2012, we saw fringe, fringe and more fringe from designers across the board. While fringe can sound a bit daunting to some of us with lingering phobias from old dance recital costumes, I am here to assure you that you will be able to add a little fringe with ease. You don’t have to look like a flapper from the Roaring 20’s to embrace this trend, incorporating shag into your wardrobe this spring is easy as 1-2-3. There are quite a few options to subtly show off your fringe flair that will keep you playing in this always-fun game of fashionopoly.
To start with, chose one, and I repeat one, item that you will be rocking out with your fringe on. For those more cautious, I would suggest beginning with an accessory. I have seen many fun lightweight scarves with fringe, or a simple bracelet or necklace fringed up, or even a handbag with a fringe trim. Shoes are also a marvelous way to show off your string smarts. Next, add some swish to your silhouette, by starting with a top, or even short skirt. If you are ready to jump right in and embrace your fringe head-on, there are many adorable dresses that show off your figure, while adding an extra bit of dazzle while you move. If you opt to try a dress, be careful that it is not too loose or else with the added volume from the fringe, it is easy to turn this look into an unflattering flop. As long as your garment is somewhat fitted you will be good to go.
If you have decided that you adore fringe and are fully ready to commit, I would suggest showing off your fringe-itude with some classic peekaboo bangs. Not only is this hairstyle making a comeback, but I do believe adds a bit of sultriness to a woman’s appearance. While bangs can sometimes bring to mind the image of a young girl, fringe bangs actually look stylish and sassy as an adult. Many mature women who have recently embraced this hairstyle are now on the receiving end of getting IDed when ordering a cocktail for starters. And if you decide that you only want to appear as this vixen sometimes you are in luck because with the help of a few bobby pins and some hairspray, your bangs can be pulled back without any telltale signs.
If you are still doubtful to take this fashion trend and own it, my suggestion is to start small with earrings or whatnot and work your way up. I assure you that you can be up-to-date with your trends and not look like a teenager if displayed appropriately. Take risks at your own pace, that in turn will help boost your self confidence and finally you will let your inner fashionista shine!