I like them if they’re worn right, and they’re definitely a summer thing! With maxi skirts, under a jacket, with high-waisted pants/jeans, anything along those lines, they can look great. Not a big fan of them with barely-there ripped up shorts and all of that, but it all comes down to personal taste :)
I’ve never had a fringe/bangs that I’ve grown out without some weird awkward stage for a few weeks until it gets to length thats kinda workable, but depending on how long it is right now, curlers can help quite a lot. Just loose curls with a 38mm or so barrel give it a bit of body and a better look. Also, side parts can help, sweeping it all around to one side plays down the difference in the rest of your hair vs the parts growing out.