Olivia Palermo in Fringe
Credit: David X Prutting/BFAnyc/Sipa USA

The '70s are in full swing—literally—as fringe swished down the spring runways, embellishing both hemlines and handbags alike, as seen on the likes of Olivia Palermo (pictured, above). From maxi skirts at Proenza Schouler to knee-high boots at Etro, this flirty trim added an element of surprise to even the most sophisticated shapes.

Still, proceed with caution on this one: This tricky trend can easily read too costume-y if you take it too far. We suggest pairing your fringe piece with something modern or minimalist to offset any potential rodeo vibes.

Here, we picked out some of our favorite pieces—like a chiffon sweater adorned with wispy threads and simple gold earrings anchored by scarlet tassels—so you can swing into spring.