I used to think pom poms were meant strictly for craft projects. That was until last year and all of a sudden pom poms were popping up everywhere! Gone were the googley eyes and craft sticks that had traditionally adorned pom poms, and in replace were chic handbags and sandals. The trend is still holding strong and we couldn’t be happier about it! But, let’s be real for a minute, who knows how long the pom pom trend will last? We can’t very well attach pom poms to every item of our clothing just to have to get rid of them the next season when they’re back to being a craft supply. But, don’t worry, we have your solution! We decided to glue magnets to the back of the pom poms so that you could easily pom pom your wardrobe without permanently altering your clothes! From skirts to shirts to shoes, the sky is the limit! We chose 4 ways to add pom poms to our wardrobe. So wear those pom poms with pride! As soon as you tire of the trend, remove the magnets and add them to your craft storage 🙂
To see how to pom pom your wardrobe and a few examples of how, continue after the jump!
1. The Skirt
Make pom poms in all the shades of the rainbow and place them all over an airy summer skirt. This is the perfect way to jazz up a simple cotton skirt for the spring!
2. The Dress
We made tiny neon pink pom poms to line the ruffle of this chambray summer dress. This is a good way to make the poms more of a detail rather than putting them all over the outfit.
3. The T-Shirt
For the T-shirt we decided to make the flower centers of this painterly top (from J.Crew) the pom poms. We chose various shades of pinks for the poms and kept the size rather small.
4. The Shoe
We loved the idea of a giant pom on a classy oxford shoe (we got ours from here) , but we couldn’t resist these adorable pink striped ones! If you are a little apprehensive about the look, just make a smaller pom pom!
How to Pom Pom your Wardrobe:
- Yarn in desired colors
- Pom-pom makers, we used these which worked great!
- Hot glue gun
- Create your pom poms with the color yarn of your choice
- Hot glue the magnets onto the back of the pom pom
- To attach to your clothing, place one magnet on the back of the clothing item and attach to a pom pom with a magnet
Get the look:
Pink Oxfords from Anthropologie | Green blouse from ASOS | Skirt from Urban Outfitters | Painterly t-shirt from J.Crew | Dress from J.Crew
Photography by Anna Killian