Out With Cowboy Boots—In With Fringe Jackets

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.

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The Webster’s Digital Director Chloe King opts for a fringe jacket in a radiant shade of blue, which styles swimmingly with her wide-leg khakis and structured mini bag.

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If you’re not ready to let go of your cowboy boots yet then simply style the two together. The result, as illustrated above, is surprisingly not over the top.

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If ‘cowgirl chic’ is not how you’d describe your style, then balance out a western jacket with bold pieces, like a striped sweater and patchwork denim.

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If you’re ever stuck on what to wear with a fringe jacket, you can’t go wrong with denim on denim (don’t forget a cool belt!).



fringe button jacket – Black



Button-Front Denim Jacket w/ Fringe



Parker Fringe Leather Jacket – Mahogany – Size Small



Frida Suede Fringe Jacket



Rienzi cropped fringe detail denim jacket – Black



Fringe Denim Jacket – Acid Black – Size Medium

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