Forget boho or Gatsby references. Fringe can actually be totally chic and not at all costume-y when it’s employed in luxe ways. A fine lacing of it on a necklace, for instance (I love the dip-dyed one above), or a poof of it on a leather sandal. It adds movement and texture to an all-black look—see the amazeballs dress up there—and it’s way cooler than a bare cutout on the back of a shirt. When wearing it, keep the rest of your look restrained, and stay away from DIY tassel earrings. They always, always look like this. And curtain tie-backs are not a good look.
 By Malene Birger Ajala fringed crepe and chiffon dress, $575 at Net-a-Porter.  Fringe midi ring, $32 at Marida Jewelry.  Nouveau Fringe suede shoulder bag, $2,500 at Gucci, King of Prussia.  JFK sandals, $101 at Yoox.  TNTees Kate fringed mesh-panel jersey top, $255 at Net-a-Porter.  Sparked fringed necklace, $448 at Anthropologie, multiple locations.  Rag & Bone Corina skirt, $97.50 at Shopbop.  Gobi fringe top, $365 at Tibi. (Psst: Get it in black at Eaves in Wayne!)