Tassels aren’t just for graduates anymore! This up-and-coming trend, inspired by your grandpa’s favorite loafers, is cute as can be—fun to shop for and easy to do yourself as well! Read on for styling tips, a shopping guide, and a tutorial for making your own tassels…
Chictopians are ahead of the tassel trend, wearing the style since as far back as last summer! HawaiiKidd paired a tasseled vest with his signature distressed denim shorts, while NanaHoshino wore a similarly colored tassel scarf. StyleNomad makes the trend work for day, and HausOfVanity works the tasseled look for a night out. Finally, MySaraHsb proves to be a girl after my own heart, creating a fabulous Rodarte-inspired tassel DIY.
Materials: Yarn, thread, or strips of fabric; scissors; keychain, jump ring, or clip.
Steps 1-3: Wrap your chosen material around your hand or a piece of cardboard until you reach the desired thickness for your tassel.
Steps 4-6: Carefully remove wrapped material and use the tail to wrap around the top, leaving a small area of loops at the top and large loops at the bottom.
Steps 7-8: Cut the larger loops and tie one of the tails to the end of the tail at the top.
Step 9: Carefully slide the loops at the top through your ring or clip.
Step 10: Attach to a bag, shoes, necklace…the possibilities are endless!
Can’t wait to see what you come up with! Tweet me with pictures of your DIY creations @headbandit