For better or worse, there’s truth to the idea that fashion takes itself entirely too seriously, but there are certain hints that prove there’s a sense of humor lurking in the depths of even the most high-end designer’s repertoire. Often it’s showcased via silhouette, color, and texture, or—as we’ve seen lately—with pom-poms.
We’ve been noticing the crafty little balls cropping up on everything from sweatshirts and knits to statement necklaces and even evening shoes, adding a distinct wink-wink (and, often, colorful) vibe. Here, we’ve rounded up 14 pom-pom pieces we’re loving right now.
And, since we’re on the topic, we challenge you to watch the Jonas Brothers’ video for their weirdly catchy 2013 song “Pom Poms” and not have it stick in your head for the next four hours.
Shop 14 chic pom-pom accessories we're loving now.
Sophie Anderson Lilla crocheted cotton shoulder bag, $420; at Net-A-Porter
Medium Tuk Tuk tote in multi, $355; at Figue
Pom-pom bag charm in soft pink, nebula blue, and water green fox fur, $280; at Fendi
Miu Miu feather-embellished satin mules, $360; at Net-A-Porter
Dolce & Gabbana red pom-pom embellished sandals with painted heel, $1,695; at Moda Operandi
Edie Parker embroidered pom-pom clutch bag in multi, $1,695; at Bergdorf Goodman
Bernstock Speirs pom-pom veil beanie in black, $152.58; at FarFetch
River Island pom-pom heeled sandals, in black, $90; at ASOS
Charlotte Olympia Pandora pom-pom clutch bag in clear/black multi, $837; at Neiman Marcus
Baseball hat with pom in sweetheart pink, $75; at Kate Spade