Anyone that turns to Instagram for fashion inspiration knows that hair clips have appeared ad nauseam on the social platform. But, if their popularity convinced you that the trend would soon be on the way out, you may want to reconsider your position. In fact, hair clips were a street style trend that dominated every city of the Fall/Winter 2019 fashion month tour. Which makes for plenty of accessory inspiration to carry into spring.
"As jewelry trends have become more youthful and fun, barrettes and hairpins are happily more popular than ever," Coveteur Editor Hannah Baxter explains. "Hair accessories aren’t just for brides and kids under five anymore; rather they’re proving their versatility as the ultimate accent piece to any outfit."
It's true. As witnessed in the roundup of fresh looks below, a swift addition of a pearl-encrusted barrette or colorful clip can instantly give your look that personalized appeal, all while nodding to a hint of nostalgia. "Hair clips bring me back to my childhood," Double3xposure's Reese Blutstein tells TZR. "It's fun to be able to wear something you enjoyed when you were younger."
Ultimately, no matter your age, a little accessorizing is an easy way to add extra oomph to your look. Ahead, find the best hair clip inspiration from fashion month, along with a bit of shopping to help you transition the trend to the spring months ahead.
An oh-so-stylish look that proves you can never wear too many seashells.
For a touch of romance and whimsy, layer up two pearl-embellished clips in your hair.
Baxter notes, "I love this piece in particular for its over-the-top sparkle and witty irreverence. It’s just one more way to pump up your look." Pump up your look, indeed.
Pair your barrettes with your sunnies for a coordinated look that feels fresh without being too matchy matchy.
If a bright clip feels like too much for you, then experiment with layering several pins in a row. It feels intentional and stylishly unexpected.
Dress up an everyday outfit with a pair of tactile barrettes.
Embrace the youthfulness of the clip trend and snag one (or two) in a bright hue with glitter.
There's no quicker way to make a statement it seems than with a few hair clips layered together. Give your look an especially bold touch with a handful of statement-making pins and barrettes.
The best part about the hair clip trend is that it works no matter the outfit. If you're heading out to run errands and want to feel a little more polished, slip on a few clips with your ponytail. Going out for a nice meal? Add a few barrettes to dress up your sweater and skirt. Versatility at its finest.
A bright white barrette will serve as a nice contrast with whatever you're wearing below (bonus if it's a grass green peacoat!).
Even if pearls and glitter aren't your thing, there are still plenty of sleek architectural options you can experiment with.
Accessorize your clips with delicate gold jewelry for a polished finish. All you need is a pair of chic sunglasses and a tailored blazer for a winning look.