Your Favorite Childhood Accessory Is Back 

It’s no secret hair accessories are having a moment right now. The plastic dollar-store headbands and fluorescent-colored butterfly clips have gotten an upgrade with designer brands and finer materials. So accepting have adult women become of the childhood relic, in fact, that the barrette has had a heavy smattering of appearances atop a handful of heads during the days of New York, London and Milan Fashion Weeks. It’s even made an appearance at the recent Oscars: see Gemma Chan rocking a sparkler over her low chignon and Josephine Skriver heading to the after-party with a halo of glittering stars woven into her locks. 



When questioning how to wear the bedazzled big sister of a youthful favorite, embrace your inner elementary kid and just slip on one. Make a literal statement in a spell-out of words ranging from the placid “Cool” and “Girls,” to more blatant “Anxiety,” made popular by British fashion designer Ashley Williams. Or, for something just as attention-grabbing, you can keep logomania going strong with Gucci’s interlocking G’s. 


If your agenda calls for a more understated look, stick with a simple silver bobby pin studded with crystals. Cross a pair into an X shape for a little more oomph. Don’t forget stars and celestial objects, either. Jennifer Behr has you covered with gunmetal-colored brass slides that look ethereal in wavy tresses.


Shop our edit of hair accessories below. So, see you at recess?



Girls Hair Pins



Transparent 'Anxiety' Hair Clips




Silver Redux Grunge Bobby Hair Pin Set



Silver-Tone Crystal Hair Slides


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