The Edit: 8 Ways to Wear Fringe Without Looking Like You’re Headed to Woodstock

Fringe without boho connotations? It can be done.

How to Wear Fringe

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.

[1] By Malene Birger Ajala fringed crepe and chiffon dress, $575 at Net-a-Porter. [2] Fringe midi ring, $32 at Marida Jewelry. [3] Nouveau Fringe suede shoulder bag, $2,500 at Gucci, King of Prussia. [4] JFK sandals, $101 at Yoox. [5] TNTees Kate fringed mesh-panel jersey top, $255 at Net-a-Porter. [6] Sparked fringed necklace, $448 at Anthropologie, multiple locations. [7] Rag & Bone Corina skirt, $97.50 at Shopbop. [8] Gobi fringe top, $365 at Tibi. (Psst: Get it in black at Eaves in Wayne!)