When it comes to the trends of summer 2017, there’s nothing more festive and fun than the cute, colorful pom poms that seem to be everywhere right now – but trying to get the look without going overboard and looking too ~decked out~ can be a struggle. The trick? Sticking with one tasseled piece per look, and letting it be the statement-maker in your outfit. Read on for five ways to get the look, without looking like a first-grader’s craft project.
1. Off-the-shoulder blouse
Nail two summer trends in one by rocking an off-the-shoulder blouse with fun pom pom accents. Paired with casual jean shorts, sandals and a summer-ready woven tote, it will easily become your go-to warm weather outfit.
Shop: Pitusa Pom Pom Crop Top ($84 at Revolve)
2. Bold basket bag
Summer’s most effortless accessory is the basket bag – and it only becomes more festive and fun with tassels added into the mix. Pick a bag on the smaller side to use on the daily, or try a larger tote to store your essentials for when you’re headed out for a day at the beach.
Shop: Shiraleah Pom Pom Tote Bag ($48 at Forever 21)
3. Statement swimsuit
Pom pom accents tend to be on the bolder side – so if you’re feeling a little color-shy, the beach or pool is a great place to test-drive the trend as a swimsuit before you add it to your #OOTD. A plunging one-piece is sexy, but the teeny pom pom details keep things fun.
Shop: Jaded London Denim Pom Plunge Swimsuit ($36 at ASOS)
4. Pom pants
Black pants can easily be given an on-trend boho edge via some cute tassels around the hem – and they’re still totally wearable for your business-casual summer internship. Dress up the look with a sleek button down and heels for work, or with a crop top and espadrilles on the weekends.
Shop: Gingham Trousers With Pom Poms ($35.99 at Zara)
5. Sassy sandals
Is there any better way to draw attention to your pretty pedicure than with pom pom sandals? We love the lace-up look with a few colorful pom pom accents – try a heel if you want to add height, or keep things flat and comfy. They make an amazing statement piece to pair with an all-white outfit and look fun and flirty paired with a cute mini skirt.
Shop: On the Ball Pom Pom Sandal ($45 at Nasty Gal)
While the pom pom trend can be intimidating at first (hello color and bold details, am I right?), it’s easy to wear when you pick one statement piece with cute and colorful tassels and let it shine. Basically, you’ve just found your go-to effortless summer uniform – you’re welcome.