If you don't want ordinary....

... then I've got yet another suggestion for you.  Today we're again talking about an item that isn't mainstream.  The ideal addition to your wardrobe if you're bored of your usual run of the mill wardrobe.

Yesterday we had fur stoles.  The perfect antidote to a "dull" uniform of blacks, greys and navys with ne'er a print between them.  

But I appreciate that they're not going to be for everyone and so I have another gem to add to your wardrobe.  This definitely comes under the heading of "extra" to me.  Having said that - most of the ones I've found that I love are a neutral colour and so, to be honest, you will be able to get lots of wear out of them as they should go with the majority of your existing neutrals.  Plus, they're actually pretty versatile.  Perfect for the school run/dogwalk/weekend chilling or for in the evening with jeans and scrummy socks (aka slipper socks stolen from your children... not so scrummy chez moi but certainly warm).  And some of them would work really well for a Christmas lunch/drinks party/casual evening out with a pair of coated skinnies (I may have had to order an extra pair of the New Look ones as I'm wearing them so often I worry I'm going to wear them out.  They are seriously as comfortable as trackie pants).

This time we're letting our jumper do the talking.  No, not a print jumper, not even a logo jumper.  We're talking texture.  Fringing.  Tassel edging.  Call it what you will, it's a frilly addition to an otherwise simple piece of knitwear.

Starting with one that I have been ogling over at Topshop.  This is even more gorgeous in the flesh.

Soft Fringe Hem Jumper from Topshop £42



And a crew neck version - Topshop Textured Fringe Crew Jumper £45



Personally though I prefer the M&S one. 

Fringe Hem Jumper with Wool £38


Now if you are a size 8 - go and buy this immediately.  Absolute bargain.  I have this upstairs and am not entirely sure if I can justify keeping it.  I may well keep it after seeing this pic again though.  Love the idea of it layered over a shirt (outfit for the weekend sorted).

3/4 sleeve tassel jumper from Autograph at M&S was £45 now £18.99



Similar with front fringing at Banana Republic and I actually tried this on earlier in the season and loved it. 

Fringe-front pullover from Banana Republic £65  Rather loving this whole look.  More than a little bit... (oh look - they stole my layering idea.  And I might already have pants exceptionally similar to that...) 



The beginning of the two tone now. 

Spiritual Hippie Jumper with faux suede tassel detail £35




Cable and fringing now.. Fringe Cable Jumper at Topshop £46  All hail the 80s.  Or is more early 90s?



Starting to get slightly less mainstream now..

Fringed Cable Knit Sweater £110 from FCUK



Staring at Stars Boho Fringe Jumper from Urban Outfitters £56



Black and white again at New Look and for me, this is the most wearable amongst all of the more detailed fringe jumpers... It's almost a camo style monochrome (I appreciate that isn't probably "selling it" but I think it's rather lovely).

Black Premium Abstract Roll Neck Tassel Jumper £29.99



More monochrome at Banana Republic:-

Mixed-stitch fringe crew neck pullover £65



Wine now (although they say it's chocolate... hmm this is a berry wine shade to me) 

Pimkie Cable Knit Jumper with Fringing £29.99




Some colour now as well at Oasis. 

Oasis Fringe Detail Jumper £45



And finishing with a total ringer but I think this could really work.  Funnily enough, not massively surprising that it's been reduced and is still available in all sizes... It's not the most manly of jumpers I've ever seen.  But I do think this would be amazing on a lady.  Leather leggings + this = perfection.  Or for dress down days at home or into the Spring with boyfriend jeans and sneakers.  Tis also the perfect jumper for jeans and wellies and a waterproof on a long walk. 

ASOS Cable Knit Jumper was £36 now £27



So are you a member of the fringing brigade?  I do think sometimes, there are only so many days you can wear a plain jumper, especially with plain trews or jeans before the itch for detail takes over. 

Outfit from today.  And yes I did put wellies on to walk the dog in the woods (and a waterproof coat..!) 

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Navy and white striped jumper - TKMaxx (can't even remember what brand but I know it's one of their own labels - cheating gits.)
Jeans with oversized turn ups - Zara
Stan Smiths - adidas
Beige and fuchsia camel scarf - Virginia Johnson
Trench coat - Banana Republic
Whiskey medium Marcie satchel - Chloe 

So tomorrow is truly the start of Christmas for me.  Seven year tradition now, decorating one of our local restaurants which is owned by good friends of ours.  A lovely lovely day (ruined marginally by school pick up...!).


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  1. I am digging the fringe on sweaters, love your picks. The first sweater, the turtleneck, and the Oasis sweater are my faves. I also like the man's sweater from Asos, it kind of reminds me of the Isabel Marant sweater from maybe 2 winters ago (with the big V of front fringe)?

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    1. oh I KNEW it reminded me of something. I think it's probably the best of the bunch actually!

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  2. Definitely keep the black M&S jumper - it is fabulous AND a bargain!!

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    1. errr I paid full price.!!!

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    2. Maybe I got 20% off I can't remember but I do know it was not £18!!!!

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  3. Wrong wrong wrong

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  4. That man at the end made me giggle. How random!!

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    1. His face says it all. "Really?"

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    2. Clearly not happy about having to wear a girl's jumper..!

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  5. I ordered the M&S one a few days ago but haven't had chance to collect it yet, looks lovely though

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    1. It is really lovely and for £18 it's a no brainer. i think I might have paid double that though!

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  6. I have a love-hate thing with fringe. Love the look on others and even bought a black fringe skirt last year that wasn't actually that edgy and yet I still haven't been able to wear it out. I feel so conspicuous in fringe, like I'm trying too hard? I think I need a "right occasion" and it hasn't come along yet? But I did get a navy cashmere V-neck sweater with leather fringing on the bottom (on your advice, thank you!) so I feel like I have this trend covered. Hopefully this should be easier to carry off so the moment the weather turns cold enough, I'm taking it out for a spin!

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    1. oh YES that navy cashmere one was gorgeous. I would wear that so so so often. Where was it from again? There are definitely things that we think should be easier to wear but do have a mental block with. I'm sure I have loads of things like that..

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  7. A really nice selection. A great combination of a poncho and and a jumper! Love a bit of texture in knitwear. Look great with leather leggings or coated skinnies ;).

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    1. Me too. Rather addicted it seems..

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  8. Love a bit of fringing Kat. New Look have one in too which is great value at £20.99. I love to scratch the itch with a bargain or two. It makes it totally justifiable ( to me anyway!) Off to purchase the M& S one now thanks for the inspo. Sue xx

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  9. Ha Ha that poor guy, he could well be scarred for life. The Spiritual Hippie jumper is almost exactly the same as my Jovonna one but much cheaper. Every time I wear it, someone always asks where it's from (alas now sold out in my town) - I shall direct them to good old ASOS. Just wondering if I could justify another tassel/fringe jumper????? Hell, yes x

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    1. It is v similar isn't it?! I saw a pic today of Jackie O in one years and years ago so it's obviously not a new fad.. (and if she wore it that means it's a classic, no?!)

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  10. Ooooo loving these and particularly the turtle neck TS and the Urban outfitters. Can't make my mind up on the spiritual Hippie - liking the shape just a shame the fringing isn't all the way round . The black Marks one also fab but Im a bit too curvy up top for cross body tassels! lol

    That poor guy at the end - looks like he is hoping against hope that his friends won't see him tee hee

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    1. I have to say the first TS one is my fave by a country mile. Re being bigger up top with cross body tassels... you could maybe jiggle your beauties?!

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  11. I recently bought a bright blue fringed jumper from Tu at Sainsburys, it's lovely and only cost £18 full price. It doesnt look quite rught on me though, it's not long enough in the body? One for ebay I.think. Some fab picks and good luck on Friday x

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    1. Oh that's such a shame. I'm sure someone else will love it!

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  12. I'm loving the fringing, M&S one is a right old bargain, would be great for an evening out outfit. I'm off to investigate!

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    1. Hope it's still there... I still can't decide whether to keep mine. Doesn't seem like such a bargain at £36!!

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  13. ....love fringing. just adds that little something...loving the inspiration. thank you! ps. have just bought the soho gucci disco bag...in black and its gorgeous...it costs only about 90 pounds!!!! shhhh.....google 'i offer' then put said gucci soho bag in search engine. some close up are better looking than others...but they have your red one, i know its a fake..but if you keep quiet, no one will no...check the tasselling as i see some of them are pale on the underside...but the black one is exactly the same as the real thing i have checked it out on net a porter! .....xx

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