Hair accessories; let’s talk. Once the height of cool, Alice bands, glittery butterfly clips, and bulky headbands were relegated to the back of your wardrobe the minute the minimalistic 00s hit.
But in the intoxicating, nostalgic revival currently dominating the status quo, 90s paraphernalia has reached fever pitch. And it has absolutely zero sign of petering out.
Following the second coming of the humble scrunchie, all those big, unsightly hair barrettes have had a 2019 makeover—and are here to stay. Designer Ashley Williams’ became the unofficial revivalist after her 2018/19 Fashion Week shows, with Dolce & Gabbana, Zadig & Voltaire, Christian Siriano et al following suit.
The 2019 iteration of the barrette is pure decoration: think oversized, glittering and stacked to the max vs practical, and minimalistic. The more the merrier.
Here are three ways to wear the enduring style of the (now not-so) humble barrette.
Iconic Scottish street stylist and fashion editor, Forever Yours Betty is no retiring violet. Lover of the maximist movement but no slave to a trend, founder Sheri stacked using an all-white palette. And we’re into it.
Shop it: Ashley Williams Hair Clips, Monki Embellished Hair Clip
Triple Top Knot
Australian journalist-slash beauty maverick, Zoe Foster Blake took barrette stacking to the next level with her triple knot do, courtesy of Melbourne hair stylist, Hermiz Salon.
Shop it: Lelet NY Metallic Ripple Barrette, Valet Cosmic Barrette
Stockholm-based writer and fashion vlogger, Fanny Ekstrand, went for a quirky, undone ponytail using a mis-mash of hair clips and barrettes in various shades of blue and teal.
Shop it: 8 Other Reasons Glitter Hair Clip, Pluie Tear Barrette
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