A Summer Trend you cannot miss!

Tassels, tassels, more tassels and pom-poms! They can be spotted everywhere, from bags, to earrings, to skirt hems.  This trend is out in force and luckily for all (if you’re a fan of a trend that is) everyone can pull off a tassel (or a pom-pom) in one way or another.

Tassels and Pom-poms on a beach bag, sandals or accessories will suit everyone, hanging off the bottom of your trousers or a mini skirt probably won’t.  This trend is not so much body or age specific but more personality specific.  If you do love a tassel or a pom-pom there are so many ways to incorporate them into your wardrobe that are completely inexpensive, you won’t mind having to throw them out come the following season when they’ve had their time.  And if you don’t want to wear them then your cushions can.  But if you do, then here are some ideas of how to do it the right way.

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Living with your head in the sand and need help on where to find them? H&M have great accessories from earrings to necklaces to clutch bags all adorned with tassels and pom-poms, inexpensive and colourful they’re a great one stop for all, including your scatter cushions. They have a wonderful range of home wares of which the scatters have many a pom-pom swinging off the corners.  Country Road do tank tops and dresses with pom-poms down the side seams and hems, they look cute but do seem more on the beachy side.  Woolworths have some lovely boho style blouses with tassel ties around the neck and Zara brought out the pom-pom and tassel multi coloured strappy, tie on sandal (as above). Pretty much the sandal with all the bells and whistles if you can say that.

(I could have said, have a tasselly Tuesday, but that would have been way too cheesy ;))

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Get Fringed

Fringe, tassel’s, bohemian, 70’s, whatever you want, its staying! We all saw fringed pieces come onto the shelves thick and fast towards the end of last year, you are probably wondering why on earth Im talking about it now, well I can tell you for free it definitely won’t be leaving the shelves as fast as they arrived.  The 70’s revival will be hanging around for some time with a strong presence come Autumn/Winter ’15 where will will see racks of rust and burnt autumnal colours which are so typical of the 70’s era.  However we will not just be mixing these earthy tones with other earthy tones like browns and blacks but pairing them with fresh colours like white, cream, nude and even cerise and turquoise.  Imagine a rust coloured coat with a pair of white jeans and a nude pink blouse underneath.  I absolutely LOVE the combination, it is fresh and sophisticated.

I have selected a few of my favourite fringed/tasseled/bohemian pieces. Be selective when choosing your purchases, it can be easy to look a bit run of the mill with obvious trends, and it’s tricky not to sometimes when shopping on the high street I know, but think outside the box and even if it’s just another fringed bag, perhaps find the cute one with a unique embroidered print, in the not so obvious colours, or match your tri-colour fringed heels with a romantic flowing midi skirt.  Combine turquoise or cerise with these earthy tones for a break in colour and extra style creds…Oh and don’t forget to throw a bit of gold metallic into the mix too – LOVE!

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Fringe Suede Jacket here

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Tri Colour Fringed Heels here

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Leather Skirt here

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Canvas Bucket Bag here

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Lame gold pants here

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Flowy Long Dress here

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Embroidered Clutch here

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Pleated midi skirt here

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Fringed Suede Skirt here

I just love this palette, it’s definitely my favourite (or I might say that about all palettes each season, who cares!)

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Bohemian Rhapsody

Festival Season is upon us, its not only all about great music but it’s always a great people watching experience.  The fashion is so interesting, diverse and inspiring.  An upcoming festival is always a cause for a spot of shopping or just digging out our much treasured pieces that have moved to the back of our closets through the winter months.  Cant remember how you paired your tassels with your teepees? I’ve got some inspiration boards set up for all your festival outfit dilemmas.

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Layered Necklace Zara // Ripped denim shorts Topshop // Fringed Vest Mango // Deep V Bralet Topshop  // Tassel suede bag Zara // Stretch upper arm band Free People

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Coin Bracelet Free People // White cut off shorts Topshop // Shirt Jacket Free People // Leather Cross Body Bag Mango // Black Spike Sandals Mango

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 Coin Necklace Free People //  Hat Zara // White Dress Mango //  Flat boots Office

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Chiffon Kaftan Mango // Tassel Cross body bag Mango // Black cut off short Mango //  Gladiator Suede Sandal Mango

 Festino’s, I hope you have your tickets bought and your Glamping sites booked!

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