Fringe, fringe, fringe! I’m going to Cancun for Spring break in about a week and I’ve been doing a rather large amount of shopping in order to prepare for this upcoming climate change. New bathing suits, shorts, tanks, dresses, anything and everything summer/spring. Now, I haven’t always been the biggest fan of fringe but the new chic ways the trend has been incorporated has caused a change of heart.

This 70’s inspired trend was first brought to our attention last year for the spring/summer 2011 collections but it’s safe to say fringe isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Mixing a touch of the past with a modern spin has proven to be a great success and favorite of many fashion forward celebs like Rachel Bilson, Kim Kardashian, and Miley Cyrus. Fringe bags have proven to be the most popular amongst the celebrities. Fringe is an instant way to add a boho, hippie feel to various types of outfits. Even a simple fringe detail purse can change the whole look of an ensemble.

With summer fast approaching, shorts are slowly being added back into wardrobes around the area. I know what you must be thinking, fringe and shorts? I was hesitant at first also, but the interesting combination has become a chic must have for summer.

These fringe shorts from Urban Outfitters are unique and can spruce up any summer outfit. The high waist detail combines another popular trend making this shorts a hot commodity amongst fashionistas.

If you’re on a college student budget, like I am, you can easily refashion a pair of old denim shorts by adding some fringe and stud detail to the pockets. DIY projects like this are a great way to save money while adding a fashionable new piece to your wardrobe.