Tassels have come a long way from pillow shams and drapes.
This spring we've spotted them on everything from bags and sandals to jewelry. Below, the most stylish ways to embrace the traditional furniture ornament, outside of the parlor room.
Scarves The marriage of playful pom-poms and minimalist design in this Faliero Sarti scarf ($195) prove that opposites really do attract. And we'd pair Zohra Bedouin's ink-blotted scarf ($115) with an ankle-skimming skirt to create an effortless, bohemian look.
Jewelry Looped with a bright pink tassel, Babette Wasserman's rose-gold necklace ($140) adds an artful pop of color to a little black dress.
Bags Paul & Joe's beige Native American-inspired messenger bag ($565) gets gorgeous flair with dotted fringe, while the crisp, white leather handles and oversized tassel on Anya Hindmarch's straw-basket tote ($530) take it from business meeting to afternoon picnic in a snap.
Belts It's hard to make a splash with a regular belt, but the torqued tassels on Phillip Lim's tapered nude version ($375) transform wardrobe basics like T-shirts and jeans into chic ensembles.
Sandals Proenza Schouler's mahogany-colored gladiator sandals ($595) strike a beautiful balance between structure and fancy, which gives our spring florals an unexpected edge.