The Tiny Detail That Makes Clothes Look More Expensive

This season, we’ve been drawn to fringed clothing and accessories like moths to a flame. Blame it on Proenza Schouler, Isabel Marant, and Dolce & Gabbana, who all featured fringe in their SS15 collections. Lucky for us, fringe is everywhere and at every price point these days. What we love most about this festive trim is that the attention to detail adds a touch of luxury, the caveat being that it can go from classy to cheap-looking in an instant. To avoid a fringe faux pas, look for neutral, monochromatic colours and fringe that is short and dense as opposed to long and stringy.

Scroll down to see fringe at its finest and to shop pieces that showcase the expensive-looking quality it brings to anything!

Madewell Fringe Cross Body Clutch ($128) in True Black

This elevated crossbody is the perfect day-to-night bag.

Exclusive for Intermix Carter Fringe Hem Stripe Tank ($235)

Pair this adorable cropped top with your high-waisted jeans and skirts this summer.

ASOS Slub Knit Dress With Fringing ($73) in Cream

Get dressed in five seconds flat with this simple sheath.

Mango Fringed Flecked Shorts ($50)

Tuck in your top or wear a cropped one to show off the adorable fringing on these warm weather–ready shorts.

Reformation Taurus Dress ($198) in Malt

Tassels lend an exotic touch to this camel (another expensive-looking detail) minidress.

Zara Embroidered Kimono ($100) in Ecru

We’re dying to wear this over a denim dress.

A.L.C. Loren Miniskirt ($207) in Black

This tastefully festive skirt is perfect for a night out.

Club Monaco Shanaya Cashmere Sweater ($298) in White Ice

Subtle fringing takes an already lovely cashmere sweater to the next level.

Topshop Fringe Stitch Maxi Dress ($90) in Red

The fringe placement and length of this dress are what maxi dress dreams are made of.

Zara Fringed Suede Jacket ($199) in Whiskey

This little number adds instant cool factor to any outfit.

Reformation Llama Skirt ($178) in Black

Dancing all night is a requirement when wearing this miniskirt.

Madewell The Riviera Fringe Tote ($78) in Deep Navy

We’re definitely making this our new beach bag.

Milly Braided Fringe Top ($295) in White

You’ll get tons of wear out of this elevated tee.

H&M Skirt With Fringe ($35) in Black

No one will believe that this tweed skirt set you back a mere $35.

Topshop Muskat Fringe Boots ($160) in Black

Minimalism and fringe detail make for a very successful combination.

Mango Fringe Linen-Blend Poncho ($120) in Ecru

This oversize layer is the swimsuit cover-up you’ve been looking for.

DKNY Full Midi Skirt With Eyelet Trim ($195) in Black

Mesh and fringe are on-trend updates to this wardrobe staple.

How would you incorporate fringe into your wardrobe? Tell us in the comments below!