Off The Shoulder Gingham

The tassel obsession continues. As I mentioned earlier, I’m a little addicted to them! It’s kind of odd though, because to me they just remind me so much of fabric shopping with my mother. We went through a big move when I was a preteen –I don’t remember exactly how old I was– and my mom took me with her everywhere; furniture shopping, curtain shopping, kitchen shopping, etc. Her decor style is on the traditional side and she’s very fond of anything French (aren’t we all?!) so our apartment around that time was neoclassical, I guess. Definitely something Napoleon would feel at home in. There were tassels and trimmings everywhere. There were even tassels hanging on doorknobs, pulling back brocade curtains and decorating sconces –because chandelier-style crystal sconces can always use more ornament, right? It’s safe to say, if my mom had a logo, it would be a tassel.

So, if you would’ve told my 10 year old self that 15+ years later I would be –maybe– as obsessed with tassels as my mom, I would’ve been like “No way! As if!”. Nevertheless, trends have a funny way of seeping into our fashion subconscious like that and challenging our perception of even the most appalling creations –remember how you felt about Birkenstocks in 2005 versus 2015? Yeah. Well… Tassels are totally the new Birkenstocks!

Are there any trends you never thought you’d wear but somehow fell for? Do tell!

Thanks for reading!


Latina blogger Maristella from Panama wearing tassel statement earrings from Uterqüe, gingham off the shoulder blouse from Zara, patchwork denim skirt from Zara, white Reebok style sneakers from Zara and a Saint Laurent Sac de Jour nano bag in black

Maristella in a casual denim and gingham monochrome outfit in Los Angeles

Maristella pairs statement tassel earrings with an off the shoulder top

Maristella's sneaker and skirt outfit idea for a casual everyday style

All blue denim and gingham look with white sneakers and statement earrings by Maristella Gonzalez

Off the shoulder spring 2016 outfit idea by Maristella Gonzalez

Blogger Maristella wears an off the shoulder top from Zara with a denim skirt and white sneakers in Los Angeles

Panama blogger Maristella wears a monochrome blue look in Los Angeles





Statement tassel earrings from Spanish fashion retailer Uterqüe

Maristella's casual sneaker style with a Saint Laurent Sac de Jour nano bag in black walking around Los Angeles

Blogger Maristella in Los Angeles wearing gingham and patchwork denim with white sneakers and a YSL bag

Maristella in Los Angeles wears Reebok style classic sneakers from Zara and a black nano Sac de Jour bag from Yves Saint Laurent


Maristella in a monochrome outfit idea


Maristella shows off how to wear sneakers with a skirt for a chic yet casual outfit

Maristella's ring and bracelet from Madewell, earrings from Uterqüe

Maristella's everyday comfortable style with denim and sneakers




Maristella shows how to wear blue and black in a chic way

Blogger Maristella in Los Angeles wearing an off the shoulder top with A line denim skirt and sneakers

Maristella wears a bracelet and ring from Madewell and a bracelet from Kate Spade, YSL nano Sac De Jour bag in black

Blogger Maristella in Los Angeles in a comfy everyday outfit idea

Wearing a top (similar here, here and here), skirt (similar here and here) and sneakers from Zara (similar here and here); earrings from Uterqüe (similar here, here and here); bag from Saint Laurent (similar here and here); bracelets from Madewell and Kate Spade; ring from Madewell (similar here).

Photos by Maria Gibbs.