The Fab 40s In Fringe

Watchers are claiming that the fringe is moving and shaking its way into becoming a fashion trend for Fall. I say it’s already there. That it’s been a firm fave since even before Spring. Have we forgotten the likes of Josephine Baker and the flapper girl? Hello. Stylemeisters, glamourettes and fashion enthusiasts alike have all been intrigued (read: besotted for some of us) by that decorative border or edging of hanging threads, cords, or strips (insert deep breath) for a while now.

What is it about fringes which have captured our attention? Is it their fun, flirt factor? Or could it be that the way they move is a gloriously unapologetic dance of rebellion meets form and function? No matter that there is no discernible rhyme or reason to their appeal, fringe is fabulous, fringe is here to stay.

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Fringes slapped on clothes or accessories have the magic power of looking trendy, and in-your-face- without being gaudy and, most importantly in my books, versatile. With a shimmy and a shake, they can  go from music-festival-style to office-hours-look. And everything in between.

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Again with that magic power bit because fringes appear to work for all ages and shapes. I mean, look at The Fab 40s line-up. We have different colourings. We’re of different sizes. And whilst we’re all in our 40s, our ages still vary.

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Here’s Ann of Kremb de la Kremb who never fails to surprise and charm.

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Presenting the lovely Dawn Lucy of Fashion Should Be Fun whose shoes I covet so.

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Dixie of Inside Outer Beauty looking stylish despite the zephyr (how does she do it)


And the glorious Jane of My Midlife Fashion who makes chic look as easy as 1-2-3.

This month, our Guest Blogger is Norbyah of I’m A Norbyah. An avid collecter of vintage pieces and a seasoned thrifter, Norbyah has one of the most eclectic, whimsical wardrobes I’ve seen in a while. Her sartorial sensibilities are fused with colour and print with generous helpings of fun. Quite how fashion should be embraced, yes?

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If you’re new to the series, The Fab 40s are; Ann, Dawn Lucy, Dixie, Jane and myself. To date, we’ve had adventures in Marsala & Denim, Jumpsuits, Gingham, Lace, Leopard Print and Menswear Inspired. Every month, it’s a theme, new interpretations and loads of fun 🙂

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Shimmy on, my friends, shimmy on.

Love, Sheela

p/s photos by Eve

Linking up with Style Elixir, Style To Inspire, Turning Heads, Let It Shine, What I Wore Wednesday, Myriad Musings, Style Me Wednesday, Confident Twosday, More Pieces Of Me, On The Daily Express, Personal Style, How I Spring, Watch What I’m Wearing, Walking In Memphis, Tremendous Tuesday, Sweaters Stripes & Sweets, Pumps & Push-Ups, Cappuccino & Fashion, Who’s Wearing What Wednesdays, Fun Fashion Friday, Casual Friday, Whitney a la Mode, and Midweek Muse.


18 Replies to “The Fab 40s In Fringe”

  1. Oh wow, I stumbled upon your site and have to say none of you even look 40!! Really surprised by that as you all look way younger. I love the fringe and really nice to be able to see it used in so many different styles and ways. Thanks for the great post!

    Stephanie @ Sartorial Diner


  2. Sheela, while the styling is very good–on each of us, it is your writing that has captured me here. Oh! I love how you write. It’s sensational. Seriously.

    Love, Ann


  3. What fun fringe outfits! You really went for it with the vest and booties. Normally I stick to just subtle touches of fringe! I get afraid that my look will start to look like a costume with too much!


  4. Sheela, your fringed vest is so fab!!! Loving your hair color, too. I am trying to think, but I am pretty sure I do not have anything fringed in my wardrobe. Oh wait, I do have a fringed kimono, but I am pretty sure that is it.


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