So you gave cowboy boots a try—saddled up with western footwear, styled them with a prairie dress, and galloped into the day with bandit-like confidence. Maybe they worked, maybe they didn’t. Or maybe you just want to try another approach to the Will Rogers-inspired vibe and thankfully we’ve got just that for you. This spring consider retiring your boots for a beat and reach for a fringe jacket in its place.
With a boatload of street style inspiration to reference post-fashion month, it’s legitimate to say this is a trend that has endorsement across the board. Regulars on the editor and influencer circuit paired the fringed outerwear piece with splashy separates like patchwork jeans and rainbow stripe sweaters all the way to versatile staples including solid knits and classic denim. On the designer front, there are the labels you’d expect to turn out a solid fringe jacket (Ralph Lauren, Isabel Marant, Re/Done) and some buzzy brands like Ganni and Frame that also indulged in the ways of the west. All signs, it seems, point to a fringe jacket as a spring trend worthy of your investment. To further prove our point, check out some inventive ways to style it below and shop the latest arrivals to giddy-up and go for it.