Fashion Week: Celeb Styles


Hope you all have been keeping up with fashion week. Well if not, no fear, here we are to the rescue! Of course everyone enjoys fashion week for the sneak peaks we get to enjoy for next year’s season. But one thing fashionistas look forward to seeing, is of course, what are the celebs wearing to fashion week. We are in Day 5 of Fashion Week, and it has been full of so many different styles that you might just catch a fashion overdose. Here are what some of our favorites have been wearing during fashion week thus far.

M&J Trimming - Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton rocking out her gorgeous jewel embellished top with a black leather pencil skirt. Perfection!

M&J Trimming - The Blonde Salad

Fashion guru, Chiara Ferragni, also known as, The Blonde Salad, hits the streets of New York with this beautiful striped dress by Stella McCartney and a preview of her new Spring Summer 2016 fashion line, the Chiara Ferragni Collection shoes.

M&J Trimming - Khloe Kardashian

Khloe Kardashian looking so fab in her lace dress.

M&J Trimming - Jamie Chung

Jamie Chung looks so comfy and chic in her fringed out outfit. The shoes are to die for!

M&J Trimming - Jenna Dewan-Tatum

WOW! Jenna Dewan-Tatum looks breath-taking with her embellished forest green dress. We can’t stop admiring that embellished center piece.



DIY: Leather Fringe Gloves


Looking for a fun way to upgrade chic, but basic gloves? This tutorial shows you how to DIY a pair of average leather gloves into a high-fashion, cold-weather accessory by using fun leather fringe! DSC_0867What You’ll Need:

2” Faux Leather Cut Fringe

Leather gloves (H&M)

Needle and thread


DSC_08711. Take your fringe trim and measure on the outside of the glove.

DSC_08732. Cut to size.

DSC_08753. Sew on the fringe around the opening of the gloves.


M&J On the Today Show


If you were tuned into Today with Kathie Lee and Hoda on Friday, you may have seen some of our star trims in the spotlight during Bobbie’s Buzz, a segment focused on the most current fashion trends. This segment highlighted the DIY craze, and featured three different types of DIYs to take your outfits to the next level!

Our favorite DIY of the three was definitely trim-centric, and featured an ingenious way to add trim to your outfit without ever having to touch a needle and thread.

Watch the video to see the crafty way you can attach trim to your favorite pieces!

Coachella Style Essentials


Coachella, one of the most anticipated music events of the year, is finally upon us! If you’re lucky enough to be going to this desert event, congrats and we’re jealous. If you love the bohemian style of the attendees, then check out these Coachella style essentials, and channel your inner hippie with these fashionable and free-spirited choices!

Flower HeadbandIt’s all about the carefree, wavy hair topped off with a delicate flower crown. If you want to DIY a similar look, check out our floral headband tutorial!



Floral KimonoKimonos are all the rage these days. They’re light and airy, and have a carefree flow that suits any inner-flower child.

Overall ShortsOveralls have gotten an overhaul. These pieces are easy and playful. Just add a colorful crop top and you have an instant outfit!
Geometric Tribal PrintWhen it comes to pattern favorites, there are two you’re bound to see in every iteration: floral and geometric. Jump on the bandwagon, because these are bound to be summer style standbys in 2014!

Fringe Kimono


And let’s not forget about a key player: fringe. Check out our fringe inspiration and fringe DIY roundup posts for more inspiring ways to wear this trend!

Fringe of Fringe DIY


We’re huge fans of hair accessories at M&J Trimming, but what about those times when you need hair AS an accessory? This DIY will show you how to create a stunning hairstyle using trim that you can wear out and about to completely change your look. You might even be mistaken for Zooey Deschanel!

Fringe Materials

What You’ll Need:

Metal headband

4” Chainette Fringe



Cutting Fringe1. Measure your trim around the headband, and cut so that there is an inch or two of metal on both sides of the headband.

Gluing Fringe to Headband 2. Put E6000 glue onto the metal headband, and gently press the fringe trim on the glue.

DSC_00793. Let it dry before wearing.

Finished Fringe as Fringe

Now you’re ready to go out in style! If you fancy another type of fringe, try something in suede or even beaded for a night on the town!

Happy April Fools’ Day!

Fringe Fashion DIY Roundup


Fringe is always a fashion staple for free-spirits, and we know why! It’s a carefree trim that adds fun movement to anything it’s on. Wearing an outfit with fringe will instantly more playfulness to your entire look! Here are some of our favorite DIYs using this dynamic trim!

The Alison Show Fringe Earrings

These fringe earrings from The Alison Show are a fun accessory that add that we bet all of your friends will want to make!

Leather Fringe Tshirt from M&J Trimming

This DIY from our archives pairs a cotton tee with fun leather fringe! It’s easy to make and look totally edgy and

These bold tassel earrings from Trinkets in Bloom are definitely statement worthy. We love the use of rhinestone trim around top!

Fringe Bathing Suit from Pulled TogetherInterested in creating some bohemian beachwear? Look no further  than this tutorial on Pulled Together!

Sans Limites Crochet Fringe

This DIY from Sans Limites is perfect for the crocheter! This intricate fringe trim really adds another element to your garment, and would look great on a kimono!

Bohemian Fringe Inspiration


Spring is here which means that those tightly bundled clothes you’ve wrapped yourself in over the winter are going back into storage to make way for the wonderful billowy styles of spring and summer. One trademark feature of this style is fringe, a staple in all hippy-inspired clothing. Check out our favorite ways to wear it!

Fringe Ankle Boots and Bag
Fringe Boots from EtsyAdding fringe to your footwear or handbag is an easy way to throw bohemian flair into your wardrobe.

Free People Fringe Harness

Leather Jacket with FringeClothing with fringe makes for an interesting layering piece. It adds movement and fun to any outfit!

Ombre Fringe Necklace

Who says fringe has to be made with suede or leather? Take a look at this handmade necklace featuring a twisted cord fringe! And is that a little ombre we see? This is the perfect statement necklace for spring and summer.

How will you be rocking this trend?

DIY: Tassel Fringe Pumps


Over the weekend we had a taste of spring, and we seriously can’t wait until this snow is behind us. There’s less than a month left until the season begins, and we are putting some spring in our step for this week’s DIY, literally. These pumps are adorned with gorgeous tassel fringe in fun, floral colors, making them the perfect segue into one of our favorite seasons. So what are you waiting for? Make this DIY today and kiss winter goodbye!

Materials for Tassel Fringe Pump

What You’ll Need:

Nude Pumps

Napoli Loop Tassel Fringe (Fuchsia) #39680

32mm Carnation Rosette (Hot Pink) #70453

25mm Carnation Rosette (Hot Pink) #76455



Sobo Glue

Measuring Tassel Fringe to Cut

1. Count 5 tassels on your tassel fringe trim. This is how much you will need for each shoe.

Gluing Tassel Fringe

2. Turn your fringe over, and put Sobo Glue after the 5th and 10th tassel. Let dry. You will notice the glue is white, but it dries clear.

Cutting Tassel Fringe

3. Once the Sobo Glue is clear and dry, cut a little past the fifth and tenth tassels. These two pieces will be the backs of each shoe.
NOTE: If you see your trim fraying, add some more Sobo glue to the edges and let dry.

Gluing Tassel Trim to Nude Pump

4. Put E-6000 on the back of your fringe, and place the trim on the back upper part of the heel. When gluing down the trim, make sure you place the middle tassel in the middle of the shoe back. Hold the trim in place for a few minutes so it does not slip off and let it dry.

Gluing Rosette Trim to Side of Shoe

5. Take two of the larger rosettes and place one on the end of the trim and one on the opposite side. Glue down with E-6000.

Gluing Rosettes to Edge of Trim

6. On the right shoe place two smaller rosettes on the outside right of the shoe under the larger rosette to make a triangle of flowers. Let dry.

Gluing Rosettes to Side of Shoe

7. On the left shoe place two smaller rosettes on the outside left part of the shoe under the larger rosette to make a triangle of flowers. Let dry.

Finished Tassel Fring Pump in Nude

This fun, floral footwear is just the thing you need to shake off the winter blues! So get a pair of pumps, a section of fringe, and start DIYing your heart out!

Tassel Fashion DIY Roundup


Tassels used to conjure up images of old dusty libraries with curtains that weigh more than a small car. They were seen as antiquated and out of style. Now tassels are back with a bubbly vengeance, and they’re making their way into your closet!

Tiny Tassel Bracelet from Maize Hutton

This cute bracelet from Maize Hutton is so colorful, and a perfect addition to your spring jewelry box!

Tassel Shoes from Honestly WTF

These tassel heels from Honestly WTF are such an amazing upgrade to a basic pump! This look is so easy to DIY with cord and single tassels.

Vanilla and Lace Tassel Accent Skirt

The tassels on this skirt from Vanilla and Lace add a fun and whimsical feeling to this already feminine piece. We love how they add just a touch of color to an all-white canvas.

The Sweetest Occasion Tassel Necklace

These tiny tassel necklaces from The Sweetest Occasion are so easy to make. You can make a bunch to coordinate with any outfit!

Gina Michele Yellow Drop Earrings

These tassel earrings from Gina Michelle are gorgeous! Their skinny style and long length makes them look so sleek.

Would you rock tassels on your clothes, or do you prefer keeping them on decor only? Let us know below!

Tassel Decor Inspiration


We don’t think we’re alone here when we say tassels are just the best. They can be used for anything from home decor to fashion accessories, and everything in between! We’ve been playing with a lot of tassel as of late because it’s such a fun material fun, and adding it to clothes can instantly make them more funky! Here are some of our favorites. We’ll go as far as to say they’re fan-tassle-stic!

Dipped Neon Tassels

Two loves marry in this photo of dip dyed tassel. We love the pop of neon on an otherwise neutral tassel.

Purple Tone Tassels

The cool purple palette of this tassel garland keeps it from being too bold, with the silver accents adding just the right amount of festive fun!

Assorted Tassels from Ceiling

A ceiling of tassels would be such a cool installation in a craft room! We would be endlessly inspired by just looking up.

Tassels for Party Decor and Weddings

These paper tassels are a huge trend for weddings and party decor. They add whimsy and color to any event, without going over the top and looking childish.

Fringe Wall at M&J Trimming

We obviously couldn’t make an inspiration post about tassel without displaying our giant wall of tassel fringe! In a rainbow of colors and an assortment of shapes, the tassels we have are incredible and varied.