Fringe swayed down the spring runways at shows like Bottega Veneta and Nina Ricci (left), giving everything from cocktail dresses to shoes a touch of cool movement. But how do you sport the look without looking like a Great Gatsby flapper? InStyle's fashion team advises that moderation is key. Look for separates that feature a few well-placed strips of fringe rather than an overly shaggy style (like this Ella Moss dress, $228 at ellamoss.com). A string-bedecked necklace (like this Annelise Michelson design, $475; 212-675-2346) with jeans and simple T-shirt is another foolproof and fabulous way to test-drive the style. To see more fringe pieces that will give your wardrobe an instant update, flip to page 316 of InStyle's March issue. On the go? Download it on your tablet!
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