Remember when grandma or grandpa would talk about all the great classic Westerns they would watch on TV? If your mind immediately went to the amazing pair of cowboy boots in your closet, I don’t blame you. It seems that Western is always in, but with a fresh take on this gun-slinging style.
If this is your sort of thing, then make sure your #ootd includes this season’s designer focus: fringe. In 2013, designers took this classic Western detail and expanded it beyond the turquoise and cowboy hats (although some designers like Ralph Lauren have kept it standard), meaning that fringe isn’t just for the cowboys and cowgals in distress anymore, it’s for the ladies who lunch and the downtown chicks struttin’ their stuff.
As we look to the runways for proof, fringe ran the gamut from delicate and soft (like that seen at Marchesa) to accenting a more multicultural look like that seen at Dolce and Gabbana. Using the guidance of the Fashion Gods (ahem, YSL), you can have your fringe and eat it out whether it’s through an accessory (perhaps a fringe chain necklace) or an article of clothing (a mini with a touch of fringe around the waist):