Styling Fringe on Different Clothing Items

Fringe for 50, 60 & 70 year old women.

Styling Fringe on Different Clothing Items

Quote of the day: “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new” – Albert Einstein

If you’ve been shopping at all lately, you might have noticed that the 1970’s styles seem to be back in fashion. One of the most obvious of these patterns is fringe. And who doesn’t like fringe? It’s fun, it’s flirty—it can be added to almost everything and anything! I’ve read a couple comments on a few different blogs expressing that they feel if they’ve worn a certain style earlier in life, then they shouldn’t wear it again. Well, everyone has their own opinions, but hopefully fringe will be one of those fun details that  you’ll still want to wear!

I wanted to start this series featuring fringe on clothing items. Ta da! I was able to pull 3 different fringed items from our collective closets to show you a couple of options. I’m sporting fringed booties, Nancy has on a kimono with fringe, and mom is wearing a fringe skirt. Do you have any fringe clothing items?

Fringe for 50, 60 & 70 year old women. Fringe for 50, 60 & 70 year old women.

50+Outfit: Thanks to my mom for making me this incredible jacket. It was leftover from scraps of fabric from an overcoat she made for herself. And then to my wonderful friend, Kate, who made the purple prayer bead necklace!

Pants: LOFT (similar here)~~Blazer: Mom made it (similar here)~~Top: The Limited (similar here)~~Boots: Indigo Rd. (similar here or here)~~Necklace 1: (similar here)~~Necklace 2: Hand made by Kate! (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)~~Hat: Brooklyn Hat Co.(similar here)

Fringe for 50, 60 & 70 year old women.  Fringe for 50, 60 & 70 year old women.

60+ Outfit: Nancy’s kimono has fringe around the hem & sleeves. All three of us wore this same item last summer on the blog here.

Pants: Fabrizio-Gianni (similar here)~~Kimono: Shein (similar here)~~Top: (similar here)~~Shoes: Franco Sarto (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

Fringe for 50, 60 & 70 year old women. Fringe for 50, 60 & 70 year old women.

70+ Outfit: Here’s mom wearing the fringe skirt.  I gave directions on how to DIY one of your existing skirts on the blog here.

Skirt: (similar here but very pricey)~~Top: mom made it (similar here)~~Shoes: Anne Klein (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

If you did wear some fringe in your younger days, that doesn’t mean you can’t wear it again. I think we’ve shown many fun fringe clothing items that still can look fabulous!

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It’s that time of the week again—Katherine’s corner is continuing her “Between the Lines” series featuring bloggers ages 50 and up. Every one of these bloggers would so appreciate any time you might have to read and comment on their hard work. My turn will be on May 17th!! Part three can be found here

Here’s many other fringed clothing items—aren’t they cute?

  • Kathleen McDermott

    Fringe is fun. So many ways to use it in an outfit. Love all 3 outfits and the fringe in each. Every post that features something made by Charlotte is a particular delight to me. Such exquisite taste and workmanship. Her fashions are fit for a queen, as are your knitted pieces. I truly marvel at all of your creations – mother and daughter. And I want to own all of them.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Well, I am happy to share all that I have Kathleen!! If you live close or are visiting, we could have a clothes swap!! Wouldn’t that be a kick??
      And thank you for such glowing compliments!! I forward this to my mom so she can appreciate the love too!!

    • Charlotte Miller

      Thanks for the lovely comments!!!

  • I quite adore all three outfits, for different reasons 🙂 but if I absolutely had to pick a fave, it’d be your jacket with your tassel necklace. So carefree and flirty, Jodie!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I am loving this jacket Sheela—but I’ve also been digging hats lately!! I feel like a rebel wearing them around, since not many other “real” people wear them!! (you know…us bloggers, we’re not really real!!)

  • Annette Daly

    Jodie, I love the fringe. I am a certified image consultant and I also used to be a CAbi clothing consultant, Those fringe shoes were all over the runway. I have lots of fringe in my closet. I guess you could call us fringy friends in the between the lines blog series.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I love that—-fringy friends!! I don’t (yet) have much other fringe in my wardrobe…but I did work hard on finding these boots!! (It was early spring and the stores didn’t have a lot of peep toe ones out yet)!
      How interesting is your evolution….So even though you have a cooking blog—do you still work as an image consultant?

      • Annette Daly

        I don’t work for hire as an image consultant any more. Decided to put all my passion into the blog, however, I would like to monetize the blog with some cowgirl inspired fashion posts. I love those peep toe boots!!!! I am wearing a long fringe skirt very similar to one you are showing in this post. I think it’s at the top of my slider on the blog. Happy to meet you, Jodie!

        • Jodie Filogomo

          Ooooh…I love that fringe skirt you’re wearing on your blog (and the gun makes you look very bad-ass!!).
          I think that would be a great idea to have cowgirl inspired fashion posts—-but why not all styles too? Cowgirls aren’t the only ones who eat chili? (sorry…I’m always a smart ass) (and I said “ass” twice—so unlike me!!)

  • oh, I love the fringe booties and I remember the excellent piece you did on DIY fringe skirt. you all have the most fabulous jewelry, too.


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for the input Rena!!
      I am a love of inexpensive jewelry—I always feel that it can make an outfit really stand out!!

  • Lorena Lorena

    I like the 3 options – I am not a big fan of fringe however I’d do any of the three.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I didn’t really like fringe when I first started seeing it—but I think sometimes it was because it was overpowering!! I’m liking it more lately—but usually in small doses!
      I really appreciate your opinions!!

  • Ooooooo…. I love a spot of fringe!
    Your boots are just my thing Jodie (I have a similar pair) and your mum’s skirt is a great idea. A great DIY. Although, I am so slap-dash I would make a mess of it and it would end up a mini!! :oD

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Ahhh….but you do look great in a mini—just sayin’!!

  • How clever is mum ? And how clever are you ?! Great idea for the fringe skirt .

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Laurie—the skirt was definitely a hit (as I’ve had my shares of misses with DIY projects–ha ha)!

  • Who knew there were so many ways to style fringe? I love adding just a touch in my shoes or jewelry too!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I know, huh? But, you know, there’s even more—a post on Thursday & Saturday!!

  • thefashionfolks

    Love the red fringe skirt, so chic! Xx

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much—it was a fun project!!

  • I’m loving your Mom in the fringe skirt! And her super cool necklace. That is freaking adorable!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Mom’s skirt really turned out well, I think. It’s thick enough that it’s still modest, and when/if she tires of the fringe, it could be cut off and hemmed and still be long enough (that was the idea—we’ll see if we ever do it)!

  • Stevie Turner

    Love the boots and the skirt with the tassels! Great for music festivals!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Definitely perfect for the festivals—but certainly appropriate any day (at least this year!!) Thanks for reading Stevie!!

      • Stevie Turner

        You’re welcome!

  • I typically cringe when someone styles fringe these days (I’m still recovering from festival style fatigue), but I LOVE how you classy ladies have worked this trend into wearable outfits that don’t look like costumes. I’m particularly crushing on your mom’s skirt. Bravo for a successful DIY project. And as much as I love the fringe boots and skirt, what I really want is that jacket your mom made! It’s so beautiful!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Liz—-I was so glad mom made this jacket for me—I just adore the colors and fabric (I was coveting the overcoat she had made originally, so I was ecstatic when she said she had enough leftover for this short jacket!!)
      Besides, I understand your initial reaction to fringe—I’m not 100% into it usually, so I really tried to make the focus on other pieces. With the exception of mom’s skirt—I think it’s not crazy obvious that it’s fringe since it’s so thick and not too revealing).
      I really appreciate your input!!

  • I love how everyone has incorporated fringe in a different way. Your booties are fabulous!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Tara—I do love these booties—and it only took going to 6 stores to find them (ha ha)

  • sue

    Hi Jodie! I just love your hat and shoes! You look great and so do the other ladies. Looks like Fringes are back! Sue from Sizzling Towards Sixty have a great day. xx

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Fringe is definitely being touted everywhere I look lately!! Do you personally like it? I’m not sure I loved it at first—it seemed so bohemian to me, but I am liking it more and more (on certain things)!!
      Thanks for the love!

  • Jodi! Very hip look on y’all! I love that you showed such different ways. Cool boots and I am admiing the colors in your jacket and hat! The fringe on the kimono ( i admire them on others just never bought one) and I love the fun skirt your mom has on!

    Thanks for linking up with Turning heads tuesday

    jess xx

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jess!! I wasn’t sure about the whole fringe thing at first, but I have to admit it feels so fun when I wear it —it’s been quite interesting to me to realize it!

  • Loving the fringe booties and skirts. So cute!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Ann Marie…how nice!!

  • PetiteOver40

    Jodie, I am in love with your outfit! You look ready for a music festival! Those booties are too cute and your jacket is especially gorgeous! I’m jealous that it’s one-of-a-kind because I would go out and buy one myself if it was available!

    I still can’t get over how talented you and your mom are with all things sewing and handicraft! Her skirt turned out beautifully! And the design on Nancy’s kimono–especially the back–is just beautiful! You’d all fit right in at Coachella! 🙂


    • Jodie Filogomo

      I do (finally) realize how lucky I am to have such a talented mother!! Of course, as a kid, I wanted the items everyone else had, so i didn’t consider it an advantage! Now it is quite nice to have these unique pieces!! In fact I just wore the jacket yesterday—-i love the colors and the fuzziness!!
      The funny thing is I’d never heard of Coachella until I started blogging —and my first reaction is “i’m too old for that”—ha ha!! But at least I can look the part, right?

  • Looking good and carrying off this trend wonderfully, ladies! Your boots are too cute, as is your mom’s skirt. The kimono Nancy is wearing is very pretty and I love the colors. I haven’t really hopped on the fringe trend. I think a kimono is the only item in my closet with any sort of fringe. I’m not opposed, just nothing has really struck my fancy yet.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I don’t have a ton of fringe Jennie–it’s quite out of my comfort zone still…but I’m learning to lean into other styles for fun! Besides what I’m wearing in the next two posts—this is probably it—although I’d probably purchase more if the right thing (at the right price) came along!!!

  • Laura

    Your altered skirt on your mom turned out darling! Love the fringe on your booties too!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I really like these booties—I feel like the fringe gives them some interest!
      And mom actually loves her skirt—sometimes I get a hit—yippee!!

  • Loving the fringe booties!
    Penniless Socialite

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Tara!!

  • Mother Daughter

    I have never been a fringe person though I did find a purse last fall with fringe that I thought about buying. lol But I love your booties and the hat, love hats. Everyone looks great in their outfits.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I wasn’t too sure about the whole fringe thing at first either. But it’s quite comical now that I’ve embraced it that I think it’s so fun!! If you change your mind, I’d love to see what you get!! 🙂

  • Loving your fringe choices. especially your mom’s skirt! Great job on the DIY!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Darlene—I think she was pleasantly surprised at how good it turned out!!

  • Queen of Rods

    Jodie…I love your jacket and hat. So cute on you 🙂

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks—I’ve always loved hats but felt out of place wearing them since not many others do. Luckily I’m getting over that—ha ha!!

  • LOVE bring and love this post. Your boots are gorgeous and love the jacket too. Love the DIY skirt that your mum is wearing that was a great post. Have a lovely day! Gemma x

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Gemma!! When I first started seeing fringe on everything, I wasn’t sure I’d be a fan—but I’ve really grown to like it!!
      My husband was such a saint to go with my to find these boots—it was earlier in the spring when there weren’t as many in the stores—but I do love them!