The sartorial spotlight is going to be shining on textured shoes this fall, and what better way could there be to embrace this cutesy fashion trend than by wearing pom pom shoes? It could be argued that the fluffy fashion trend harks back to the super cute Fendi Bag Bugs that rose to fame in 2013. Or maybe it was the incredibly creative and adorable Fendi Bag Bug advertising campaign that catapulted furry fashion accessories into the eye of the general public.
Fast forward a couple of years and the focus is on furry feet. Now, I'm not talking Yetis or Hobbits, but rather high end, fashionable footwear. The piece that had everyone talking for a while was Gucci's hairy slipper, which looked a little like a wearable Dougal from The Magic Roundabout. If you're after something a little less hairy, though, Dolce and Gabbana showcased red furry heels that reminded me of a phoenix rising from the ashes.
There were a few sightings of pom poms adorning shoes on the autumn/winter 2015 runways as well. IMO, the most notable design had to be Gucci's lace-up booties that sported pom poms dangling from the ends of the laces. As an ode to the sophisticatedly sweet pom pom, here is a selection of (mostly) affordable pom pom shoes to wear in the coming fall season.
1. The Classic Pom Pom Heels
Paige Faux Fur Pom Two Part Heels, $44, Boohoo
You can get totally glam in these gorgeously classic black heeled sandals.
2. The Suave Slipper Shoes
Bearpaw Women's Shae Sheepskin Fur Slippers, $30, Amazon
Add a hint of boudoir chic to your wardrobe without having to wear heels with these cute pom pom flats.
3. The Fairy Slippers
Periwinkle Fairy Style Adult Costume Shoes, $90, Etsy
Sprinkle some magic into your life with these sparkling slippers and OTT pom poms.
4. The Pom Pom Sandals
ASOS Flemming Pom Pom Sandals, $63, Asos
See out the last days of summer in sophisticated pom pom sandals.
5. The Designer Mules
Miu Miu Embellished Satin Mules, $850, Net-a-porter
If you're always on the lookout for a big name on the sole of your shoes, these Miu Miu mules are the pair for you.
6. The Casual Pom Pom Sneakers
ASOS Darrell Pom Pom Sneakers, $40, Asos
Juxtapose elegant pom poms with the laid back, casual vibes that sneakers bring to the party and you're on to a match made in fluffy fashion heaven.
7. The Clip-On Pom Poms
Tulle Pom Pom Shoe Clips, $16, Etsy
Give your favorite pair of shoes a fluffy makeover with clip-on pom poms. This tulle pair is really pretty but there are plenty more designs to choose from on Etsy.
Oh, to see pom poms on your feet every day. What could be grander?
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