Spring Fashion: Tassel Detail Accessories

Thursday, February 26, 2009

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Couture Couture by Juicy Couture Concentric Circles Cuff Bracelet
Couture Couture Circles Cuff Bracelet

Available at: nordstrom.com

Tassels aren’t just for graduation, they’re a fun twist of dangling joy on fashion accessories. Tassels add spunk to anything they dangle from-- whether it is a shirt, purse, or a bracelet-- recreating an ordinary simple look. This isn’t the first season we have seen tassels, but I am noticing that they are more prevalent on accessories this time around.

Randomly enough, I have a couple jackets that have ties with tassels on the end, and I love how the tassels transform my jackets into a more fashionable item. Tassels on clothing can be an odd thing, but on accessories it seems just right! So, I have found a few accessories with dangling tassels that will make your head spin.

My first tassel item is a Couture Couture by Juicy Couture bracelet. This Concentric Circles Cuff Bracelet is gorgeous and perfect for women who love yellow gold. It is a gold plated cuff bracelet with hammered gold tone links, which give it an edgy sassy look. A vibrant red tassel hangs from the bracelet, giving it a unique and wearable style. The bracelet is just right with its gold coloring and bright bold tassel. It’s an easy slide pin/magnetic closure that prevents this bracelet from detaching itself from your wrist.

Basket Weave Handbag in Chocolate
Basket Weave Handbag

Available at: lulus.com

My second featured item is the Tory Burch “Reese” Ballet Flats. I have featured a version of this shoe without the tassels before, and I absolutely love them with the tassels. It’s the opposite of mens nautical boat shoes. These shoes are great in the Tulip pink-- not too bright, nor too faded. They would go with more colors than one could imagine, both earth tones and bright colors such as turquoise. Comfortable flat shoes that are this adorable are a must have, especially with the gold tone hardware and the flashy look they give off!

Lastly, I found the cutest handbag at Lulus.com. This Basket Weave chocolate handbag is convenient and absolutely lovely. With a soft look and crushed faux leather, this bag has enough room for major attitude and some. The bag is very spacious, so it’s a great break from the much seen clutch. All of its zippers have tassels on the end, without looking cluttered or tacky. The chocolate brown is nice because it compliments everything and looks very sophisticated. The bag comes with an extra adjustable strap for those who like to wear it long over the shoulder. Otherwise, you can carry it as a tote. The price is $39-- I wouldn’t snooze!
Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.