Dolce & Gabbana Spring Summer 2016
Pom-poms are everywhere this season.
Italian high-end fashion house Dolce & Gabbana had a mad riot of a heeled black boot covered in multi-coloured pom-poms for its Spring Summer 2016 collection, while high-street retailers such as Spanish brand Zara slapped the pom-pom balls on everything from bags to shoes to clothes.
But you do not have to wear the pom-poms from head to toe. Pompom keychains clipped to bags, for example, are a perfect non-committal way of incorporating the trend into your outfit.
How to style it or pull it off:
• Pom-pom trims on clothes give a laid-back feel and are more suited for weekends or vacations.
• To make the pom-pom trend part of everyday wear, keep it strictly to accessories such as bags and shoes.
• For a modern and contemporary take on the trend, make the pompom accessory the statement piece of your outfit. For example, accessorise a plain dress with pom-pom earrings or a clutch trimmed with pom-poms. Mixing pom-poms with other details such as a fringed dress would result in a look that is all over the place.
• For a more subtle interpretation of the trend, keep the size of the pom-pom small and on an unexpected part of your outfit, such as ankle socks or bracelets.
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A version of this story was originally published in The Straits Times on September 22, 2016. For more stories like this, head to www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle.