Pom-pom shoes are a bit silly, and we'll be the first to admit that. Not exactly born out of practicality, they are, however, seriously fun. While they were a bit hit on the catwalk a few seasons ago (Gucci, we're looking at you), they've cemented themselves as a constant presence on the street style circuit, as well as among a few A-listers. Most important of all celebrities to note is a really double whammy of shoe greatness: The Olsen Twins are into pom-poms. Yes, the girls who tend to favour minimalism these days are even getting on board. But when you're wearing a plain outfit, a decorative pair of heels is a fast-track to looking a little more adventurous. So don't be mistaken in thinking that this joyful footwear trend is only for kooky ladies.
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But there's one big question we can hear you asking: Can you wear them when the weather turns a bit colder? Well, of course you can. Just because the temperature might have dropped doesn't mean you have to forgo fun footwear. Instead, try adding a pair of jazzy socks or delve into this season's many statement tights—hosiery solves everything in this country.
Keep scrolling to see how to wear your pom-pom shoes and where to shop our favourite pieces.
Style Notes: Introducing pom-poms 2.0. Back and front fluffiness means business.
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Style Notes: Match your pom-poms with your bag. Sure, this is a very summery outfit, but try it with an all-black outfit, and you'll get a similar effect that's more appropriate for autumn.
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Style Notes: Midi heels with pom-poms equal the best of both worlds: comfort and character.
Style Notes: Sophia Webster is another designer who often embraces the pom-pom.
Style Notes: Not into big baubles? Try delicate ones like this street styler.
A fun pair from Louboutin—you can't really go wrong with these.
We need these in our wardrobe, stat.
Such an elegant version from Aquazzura.
These look like what would happen if unicorns were made into shoes, but we're into it.
Not into heels? Sam Edelman has some great pom-pom sneakers.