Tassels and fringes are pretty much regarded as the trend of the 70s, but making a glorious appearance on shoes this Spring/Summer'16 made them absolutely delectable. Laced up to the mid-calf, sitting pretty on ankle straps, platformed, wedged or stilettoed, fringes and tassels add a striking dynamism to the entire look. I've personally loved the infamous Aquazzura Wild Thing Sandals and did pick up similar ones from Daisy Street (here). But if you're wanting to embrace the trend without burning a hole in your pocket and unlike other DIYs existing on the web, don't want to shelve and cut paste your existing pair of sandals, this tutorial might be of help. So, let's get started!
1. A classic pair of sandals. Try picking a pair which is simple and minimalistic in virtue. If you have a pair that fastens on the ankles, its a bonus!
2. Tassels in the colour of your choice. These are easily available at all craft stores.
3. Suede, faux leather strings. Avoid using ribbons because they tend to slide and don't really hold on the legs.
5. A pair of scissors.
6. A straightening iron (optional).
1. I started by trimming and refining the ends of the tassels to make them look neater and even.
2. Next, I used a straightening iron to smoothen any wavy and wiggly threads and strands.
3. This step is optional. I secured the loop of the tassels with a tape to make it smaller so that it doesn't move around, once slipped through the suede strings.
4. Weave the strings through the straps of your sandals. Pretty much like this.
5. Finally, just when you are about to knot the strings slip in your tassels and secure them between the strings.
Though I admit that the outcome can't match the grace of the original, but I still feel that revamping your sandals once in a while can be a fun activity and an interesting change. What do you think?
Dress - Tailored
Sandals - River Island
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