A big trend for spring a summer, fringe can be a tough. Done well, you get a perfect summery bohemian chic look. Done wrong, and…well, it can look a bit cheap and dated. For this reason alone, it’s smart to add fringe in small doses by way of accessories. My favorite has to be fringe handbags. Available at almost every price point and in a huge number of shapes and sizes this year, the fringe handbag easily lets you control the overall aesthetic of your look. Focusing upon matte or low-sheen leathers or quality suedes, it’s hard to get the look wrong. Although it may not be the perfect work bag, it’s an accessory that will look smashing with your casual ensembles all the way through the fall.
George J. Love Fringe Handbag, $72, yoox.com
Cleobella Joplin Clutch, $159, revolveclothing.com
Tory Burch Molly Crossbody Tote, $195, toryburch.com
Rebecca Minkoff Finn Fringe Crossbody Bag, $195, cusp.com
Fringed Leather Shopper, $129, zara.com
Steve Madden Bmocha Fringe Bag, $68, stevemadden.com