While the music-festival circuit has arrived, and with it an onslaught of street style snaps, there’s no need to actually head out to the California desert to embrace dressing with a bohemian edge.
Luckily for those of us confined to the Manhattan streets, there are some elevated, luxury versions of that go-to accessory — fringe — available throughout our fair city. Take Isabel Marant’s grey-hued poncho, which will look like a dream against crisp white jeans. And Saint Laurent’s thoroughly fringed leather jacket toes the line exactly right between Coachella rocker and boho-esque.
Now download some proper, festival-apropos music and pop on your headphones for some inspiration whilst shopping the New York City’s best department stores and boutiques for that bohemian look.
There is something undoubtedly regal about Roberto Cavalli’s silk-chiffon jacket. It is a mesmerizing creation of shimmering silver beads and oodles of jet black fringed trims. $8,365. 711 Madison Avenue (63rd/64th Streets); 212-755-7722; robertocavalli.com
Isabel Marant has rightfully become the go-to designer for subtle, yet inherently bohemian ready-to-wear. Here, her Peyton knit poncho is fashioned from a marled cotton-wool blend, and has cascading fringe along the sides. $470. 469 Broome Street (Wooster/Greene Streets); 212-219-2284; isabelmarant.com
A streamlined halter dress gets a dose of free spirited style on Fendi’s silk dress. There is an attached tie at the waist to ensure a flattering fit, and the fringe will look perfect poolside, beachside, or in your own urban oasis. $890. 677 Fifth Avenue (53rd/54th Streets); 212-759-4646; fendi.com
En Shalla’s leather tote comes straight from the open-air markets of Marrakech. This is a true one-of-a-kind piece with beautifully braided straps and colorful beads strewn throughout the fringe. $216. 121 Greenwich Avenue (Horatio/Jane Streets); 212-229-9424; otteny.com
The Patchwork dolman top from 3.1 Phillip Lim incorporates a striking array of sheer and shaggy panels alongside super-soft raffia (made especially by an Italian straw hat producer, no less). Pair this with simple denim trousers for a stylish city look. $625. 115 Mercer Street (Spring/Prince Streets); 212-334-1160; 31philliplim.com
For the ultimate lightweight statement piece this spring, look no further than the ocelot-jacquard cape by Valentino. This piece is made from cotton, wool, and silk, with a delightfully soft satin lining. $7,500. 821 Madison Avenue (68th/69th Streets); 212-772-6969; valentino.com
The Whitney tunic by Tory Burch is a must-have vacation piece. This peasant blouse is made from ultra-fine refined Egyptian cotton with tasteful fringe trim, ideal for a swimsuit cover-up, or a standout on its own when paired with cut-offs and a Panama hat. $325. 38 Little West 12th Street (Ninth Avenue/Washington Street); 212-929-0125; toryburch.com
Belgium-made and globally inspired, Dries Van Noten’s fringe knit shell is a seriously wearable work of art. The top is made from lambs wool and merino wool, and embellished with an array of tufted, fringe tassels and seashells. $1,415. 660 Madison Avenue (60th/61st Streets); 212-826-8900; barneys.com
Avant-garde and completely modern, the tiered maxi skirt by Junya Watanabe offers a refreshing, new age take on the fringe trend. Keep the rest of your look ultra simple: we recommend a clean, white button-up and minimalist jewelry. $1,170. 611 Fifth Avenue (49th/50th Streets); 212-753-4000; saksfifthavenue.com
It is no wonder Saint Laurent has become a fashion favorite among the rocker set. Designer Hedi Slimane updates the classic leather jacket with utterly cool fringe across the bodice, and along the arms and pockets. $4,250. 80 Greene Street (Broome/Spring Streets); 212-431-3240; ysl.com