Fringe jacket


When I came across this gorgeous little beauty in a charity shop in Harrogate the question did occur to me "Is there a cut-off age for wearing fringe jackets?" and no definitive answer came back. For many women they might be saying teens, 20's or whatever, but for me the test is to try it on and if it makes me smile and want to do a little dance then I buy it. I'm not one to conform as you know, nor am I out to shock or be totally outrageous. In my teens I came across the saying "Dare to be different" and that still chimes me now. I just want to be me; dressing to have fun; wanting to look good in my eyes; maybe even inspiring others; all of that makes me happy. 










The wide trousers were bought at the same time and by pairing these together I felt they helped to create a hippy chick vibe which I love. The generous dollops of orange in the shape of these bold accessories add a great pop of colour and I finished with these metallic pumps which have sat (forgotten) in the box since I bought them from TK Maxx many years ago. Working in an art gallery gives me licence to be expressive in my dressing without raising too many eyebrows. Many moons ago I worked in a bank meaning I had to be so conservative with what I wore, but honestly, I found it all pretty depressing. I don't think I could go back to that kind of restrictive dressing again. Hopefully I won't have to.

Details - trousers: River Island, jacket: prettylittlething, tee shirt: M&S, handbag: Topshop, shoes: Ras, belt, bangle and rings: all charity shopped, necklace: old, sunglasses: Quay Australia.

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Anna x

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  1. I'm going straight on the hunt for this jacket Anna. Gorgeous! Love the colour and sleeve detail. The sleeves are a little shorter too, so this would be perfect for me. What a fantastic find!
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    1. I love when it when you're inspired to go on the hunt for one of my items Laurie. Did you ever find those MK boots?

      It was a rather fab find, wasn't it x

      Have a great week x
      Anna

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  2. LOVE that jacket! No doubt it made you feel like dancing : )

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. Thanks Suzanne. Are you back from your jaunt? I must swing by and say hello x

      Anna

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  3. I love this whole look!! Fun, bright and pretty!! Dance, dance for all you're worth and enjoy that fab fringing!!

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    1. Thanks so much for your enthusiasm Kezzie. These fringes do just beg to be danced with!

      Anna x

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  4. Definitely no cut off age for fringe, I say, Anna!!
    You look positively radiant!!
    Jodie
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    1. That's wonderful news Jodie! So very kind, thanks x

      Anna

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  5. Love the outfit and especially the jacket. Is it suede or leather? Hard to tell on my screen.

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    1. Patti, the jacket isn't a real skin, it's synthetic. But it does feel very authentic to the touch and best of all it only cost me £5!

      Anna x

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  6. I LOVE this oufit!!! That is NOT your typical fringe jacket!! I like that it is cropped short. Also putting it with the tiny floral print pants is genius! (very unexpected).
    Nah! There's no age limit for fringe!! I have 3 fringed jackets! Two were from charity shops and one was a consignment purchase. Mine are more typical "western" styling and all are suede. I'll be moving soon to the Black Hills of South Dakota so I fully expect to be geographically on trend! If I'm not... I don't care! There's something about the movement of fringe that's just plain fun. You feel like your dancing, even when your not!

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    1. It's brilliant to have this chorus of agreement here Jude. The brand is aimed at a much younger demographic and I was worried that I was making a huge faux pas. Having said that, I really love it and will wear it for as long as I'm comfortable in it.

      I like the sound of your seude versions and can just imagine what you mean by the western styling - fab!

      Anna x

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  7. Oh, wow, I adore this fringed jacket! You know I would wear this in a heartbeat! I am also so grateful that I can express myself through my clothes at my work. Aren't we lucky??

    We both had similar vibes going on this weekend! Love this whole look, Anna!

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    1. We are indeed lucky bunnies that we have the joy of self expression through our clothes as we do.

      And yes, I could quite easily imagine you wearing this jacket. Will be across soon to have my weekly catch up x

      Anna

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  8. Sod cut-off ages! My motto is 'if you like it, wear it' (as long as it doesn't make you look like a hooker. ha!) So many lovely elements to this outfit, the wide leg trews, the groovy belt and fab resin beads. Look, blue skies again...*sighs*.

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    1. Love that hooker comment! That's the main reason that I can't commit to thigh high boots - they just make me think of Julia Roberts! hahaha

      Yes, blue skies and not a filter in sight x

      Anna

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  9. This is such a happy outfit, Anna!

    I love the jacket - and yes - I would wear a fringed jacket at my age. I would also wear everything else you've got on and I love the necklace and bag.

    xx

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    1. Thanks so much Vronni! I think the styling helped to calm down the foxiness of the finged jacket. And my favourite necklace always works its magic.

      Have a fab week x
      Anna

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  10. Fringe jacket spot on! What a fab find - lucky you. I love the pop of orange you've used too. Jacqui
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    1. Thanks so much Jacqui! That splash of orange is perfect to place me firmly in my comfort zone.

      Cheers!
      Anna x

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  11. oh yes, your fringe jacket is amazing and I love that little dancing you did wearing it!!! And I think you gave us best advice ever 'the test is to try it on and if it makes me smile and want to do a little dance then I buy it'. that's wisdom!!
    I love those orange accents, you always rock a fabulous accessorizing!, and lots of style!!
    besos

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  12. Thanks so much Monica. The little dance is the rule of thumb for me when I have a mega trying on session during my charity shopping sprees - it works every time. You and I love our colours don't we, so this orange is perfect for us to add a final splash of vibrancy.

    Anna x

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  13. The whole outfit and joi de vive exploding from you, Anna is fabulous! A trip back in time but so in the present! Love it! xx

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    1. So lovely to have your input Elizabeth, very kind! It's a great retro piece isn't it?

      Wishing you a lovely weekend x
      Anna

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