How to adapt the “fringe” trend this Spring

Fashion advice for women 40+ - How to adapt the fringe trend



Fashion advice for 40+ women, fringe bags and shoes



“Beyond the fringe” (Reference to a British satirical comedy played in London’s West End and New York’s Broadway in the early 60s). I feel as though I have time travelled back to that era as you can’t open a fashion magazine or shop online without “fringes” appearing everywhere. If you are of the generation that remembers that decade and the “hippie vibe” are you planning to sport the current “fringe trend” this season?

In my opinion why not if you like it. My personal preference is for moderation, as with most things, I like a discrete tassel on a bag and on shoes and a perhaps a fringed wrap. Too much and you risk looking as though you never left that era.



Fashion advice for women 40+ How to wear the fringe trend.


Above is a bag I have had for several years. In fact it was on its way to the local charity shop, however it has had a reprieve as it is currently the “height of fashion”.



Fringed cape by River Island  //  Floppy felt black hat
Medium blue denim shirt by Mango  //  Blue bag by Modalu
Cream and black scarf by Jigsaw  //  White jeans by NYDJ
Two tone flat shoes


See by Chloe cross body bag  //  Drawstring messenger bag
Mini Mac cross body bag  //  White fringe detail sandal by Whistles
Fringe leather loafer by Barbour  //  Red tassel loafer
Maltese fringe sandal  //  Leather fringe detail Moccasin
Hobo shoulder bag




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  1. une femme
    1st May 2015 / 13:58

    I think fringe can be a fun accent, as long as it’s not overdone; as with animal print, “one piece per outfit.” Love your bag, it’s hitting the bucket bag trend too! And certain pieces like a suede fringe jacket are iconic.

  2. kathryn
    1st May 2015 / 18:42

    looks great. I remember those days too… I really admire your hair. It would be great to hear how to go grey with style with product and styling advice, with particular regard to how to transition.

    • 1st May 2015 / 18:54

      Hi Kathryn
      Going grey is a tricky question as every woman’s hair is different. I can only say that mine has gone grey at the front and I have peroxide highlights at the top and back to even things out about once every 4 months which makes my life quite easy. I will ask my colourist next time I see here if she has any particular tips. I think it is really about finding a hairdresser that you trust and getting their opinion.

  3. wendymm
    1st May 2015 / 18:48

    Don’t you love it when old things become en vogue? I bought a little fringe that can be attached the end of a bag – simple solution and a nod to the trend without getting sucked down it!

    • 1st May 2015 / 18:55

      Good idea Wendy
      The one on my bag clips on and off so when the trend fades I can just unclip it.

  4. Barbara Harris
    1st May 2015 / 22:23

    Oh you do look lovely in that photo, Josephine .

  5. Patrizia Molechino
    3rd May 2015 / 07:46

    As you rightly say, Josephine, fringes yes, but moderation above all…a cute tassel on a shoe or bag, such as you are sporting yourself…avoiding the total revival syndrome, for sure.

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