Pom-poms in fur, faux fur, wool, silk, felt, feathers and polyester, across all sorts of sizes and colours, are having their fashion moment. It’s odd to refer to it as a trend, because the pom-pom is a timeless design detail that’s always in style. It’s a modern classic having its trendy moment and becoming more popular than usual, suddenly gaining traction and visible everywhere.
You’ll find pom-poms on the top of a Winter hat and at the end of a woolly scarf quite frequently. But you’ll also see them on jackets, coats, knitwear, footwear, socks, gloves, bags, guitar straps, jeans and jewellery.
I have a cream Winter pom-pom hat that comes out when it’s very cold. But lately I’ve been enjoying a few faux fur pom-pom accessories from J.Crew that you can clip onto anything. I bought them in Dutch orange, and a speckled version in navy/white/blush/chartreuse. Both pom-poms work well with the colours of my Fall and Winter wardrobe.
I’m attaching a pom-pom to my family of Furlas. I switch out my bags daily, so the pom-poms get lots of wear. I have a high affinity for colour mixing so I see and feel happy harmony when either pom-pom is attached to one of the six Furlas. I thoroughly enjoy the multiple combinations and the colour statement.
Sometimes I choose a pom-pom to pick up a colour in my outfit. Sometimes it creates a tonal effect, a pattern-mixed look, or adds a pop of mismatched colour to the ensemble. Maximal, yet polished and tidy. I never got into tying neckerchiefs to bags, but took to pom-poms like a duck to water. They add a playful element to my style, without looking overly casual. Someone else at home rather fancies the pom-poms too.