No, Coachella hasn’t come early! But if you’re seeing fringe jackets galore a la the wild west, you’re certainly not alone. We’ve spotted this trend on just about everyone, from tastemakers to celebs, and many in between.
Style experts are unanimous that the fringe jacket is no longer just for cowgirls and festival attendees. Fashion mogul Karl Lagerfeld sent similar pieces down his Chanel Pre-Fall 2014 runway and the style savvy followed suit. We’ve noticed subtle western inspiration trickling in to the mass market ever since, and we’re ready to enthusiastically embrace the fringe jacket.
This piece adds interest to just about every ensemble, and is much more versatile than it has previously gotten credit for. For the thorough bohemian, throw a fringe jacket over a maxi dress or floral romper. If your style is a bit more modern, top off your boyfriend jeans and a striped shirt. For the lover of all things leggy, balance the proportions of a miniskirt with a fringe jacket on top.
Scroll down to peep our favorite takes on this trend – we’re sure you’ll be clamoring to get your hands on fringe in no time.