FACT: You can most definitely be an adult and wear pom poms.

Being an adult can often be a bit hard and boring.

Sure, we get to pick our own bedtime and snack without limits, but we also have to work to earn a living, remember to hang out the washing, file taxes, buy dishwashing tablets and sort out insurance.

Who knew toilet paper didn’t magically appear by itself? It’s enough to make you wish you were five years old again.

Enter pom poms.

Poms Poms on the catwalk ????#inspo #LFW #domspompoms #pompoms #headbands #fashionweek

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One of summer’s biggest fashion trends, they’ve taken over the shelves, adorning everything from sandals and bags to clothing and jewellery.

But if you think they’re strictly reserved for under twelves, think again.

Yes, they may look like something out of a child’s craft box – but well, that’s kind of exactly the point.


They’re instantly mood-lifting, add a touch (or a gigantic splash, up to you) of colour to any outfit, can be considered both casual AND dressy and best of all, suit anyone of any age or shape.

They’re a playful reminder that even as a grown up, you can still have fun with your fashion.

While there are lots of options if you like your pom poms big, crazy and all the colours of the rainbow, there are plenty of more subtle items that still pack a pom pom punch. Here are 10 of our favourites in stores right now.

1. ASOS One Shoulder Sundress with Aztec Trim and Pom Poms, $63.

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2. Sportsgirl Pom Pom Trim Fedora, $29.95.

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3. Daisy Street Pom Pom Tie Up Heeled Sandals, $79.

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4. Lily Loves Pom Pom Shorts, $10

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5. ASOS Sweat with Pom Pom sleeves, $59.

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6. Boohoo Melissa Pom Pom Low Back Swing Dress, $36.

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7. Bell Frankie & Co Gisele Earrings, $65

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8. South Beach Straw Beach Bag, $43.

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9. Dorothy Perkins Pom-Pom Trim Tee, $49.95.

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10. Evil Eye Pom Pom Clutch, $69.62.

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