Gwyneth Paltrow Rocked Spring 2016's Biggest Accessory Trend On 'The Tonight Show' — PHOTOS
In fashion, when it comes to the word "trend," it can intimidate — They're often associated with being too pricey, or just too hard to pull off. Gwyneth Paltrow, however, showed us why a trend doesn't have to be so scary: On The Tonight Show, she rocked the pom pom trend, making this super cute accessory totally wearable for us mere mortals.
When it comes to spring 2016 trends, there are quite a few: Off the shoulder tops, athletic wear, lingerie as everyday clothing, and lots and lots of lace. But perhaps the biggest one I've seen infiltrate New York City is the pom pom. Playful, fun, and totally adorable, the pom pom trend is a nod to our childhood — Before we felt we had to fit in to be fashionable. Maybe that's why I love it so much: They let your inner kid out, and actually feel refreshing and new in a sea of blacks, whites, and neutrals (I'm guilty of this, too, and proud, but sometimes, you need a little pop).
And when it comes to the pom pom, they don't discriminate. Find them on bags, on shoes, on earrings, and in Gwyneth's case, on belts. The more unexpected, the better. And while I've only been able to bring myself to wear them in black, they're so much more fun in an array of colors.
In Paltrow's case, she paired it with a white thin strapped midi dress and electric blue heels. The simplicity is absolute perfection, and with a little pop of color, her look strayed away from looking too monochromatic and simplistic.
If you're looking to add a cute detail to your look, consider these pom poms that will instantly cheer you and your look up.
1. The Hat
Adrienne Landau Heather Knit Beanie Hat w/Fur Pom Pom, $95, niemanmarcus.com
Starting things off with the least committal option: A pom pom beanie
2. The Bag Charm
Mischa Lampert Pom Bag Charm, $188, shopbop.com
In case your bag needs a little cheering up!
Faux-Fur Pom-Pom Drop Earrings, $15, Topshop.com
Too cute for words, really.
4. The Boho Necklace
Pink Pommie Pom Pom Necklace, $25, etsy.com
Paired with yellows and purples, this is one super fun necklace.
5. For Your Festival Needs
ASOS Pom Pom Detail Festival Waist And Hip Purse Belt, $35, us.asos.com
If you're heading to any of this summer's coolest music festivals, this one's a must.
6. The Braided Belt
Red Plaited Angora Pom Pom Belt Waist, $4.99, choices.com
Absolutely in love with this deep red color.
7. The Scarf
Très Cher Cotton Muslin Pom Pom Scarf, $38, shopspring.com
A little trim, a whole lot of character.
8. The Necklace
Tai Multicolor Beaded Pom Pom Necklace, $87, lyst.com
With two pom poms and a small tassel, this one's a more subdued accessory.
Nasty Gal Pom Down Shorts, $32, nastygal.com
Obsessed with how cute these little poms are.
Just because we grew up and had to act like adults (I'm speaking for myself, I'm 100% acting...), doesn't mean our wardrobes have to, too. When styled correctly, the pom pom trend can actually be ultra chic and professional — While super cute and fun, too. And that's the best kind of combination.