It’s the accessory that’s taking over the fashion world – and you can try it out from only £7.
At this time of year, getting dressed is all about easy wins. When the mornings are dark and cold, nobody wants to spend lots of time outfit-planning – especially when that time could be better spent in bed. So you need an accessory that makes you look like you’ve made a big effort, without having to make any effort at all. Enter: the hair clip.
You probably spotted hair slides, clips, grips and combs all over everyone’s locks this party season, and they’re not going anywhere in 2019. For a/w 2018, the likes of Simone Rocha put pretty beaded bows on the catwalk, while Chanel went for crystal-embellished logo offerings. Since then, hair clips have gone mega. Gucci created the slogan tortoiseshell collection spotted all over the street style set at fashion week, and high street brands subsequently delivered the goods with their own sell-out versions.
Whether you wear yours with a printed dress or straight-leg jeans and a baggy knit, hair clips are an easy way to update any outfit. From as little as £7, we can’t think of a better reason to draw attention to the fact we’ve washed our hair this year.
Continue to see our fashion editor’s top 10 chic clips.
Simone Rocha small bow hair clip
We loved these cute embellished bows on the catwalk, and we love them even more now they’re ready to shop. Wear with tailored separates for a cool twist on classics.
Simone Rocha small bow hair clip, £120
Anthropologie faux pearl-embellished hair clips
Finally, we’ve found the hair clips we’ve being eyeing up on Instagram for the past few weeks. These pearly beauties will make even a simple T-shirt and jeans combo look premium. With a pack of two, you can wear one on each side.
Anthropologie faux pearl-embellished hair clips, £22
Gucci crystal-embellished tortoiseshell hair slide
It’s that Gucci comb everyone has spotted on social. You can also snap up the clip version here, too. Trust us, they’re worth the extra £££.
Gucci crystal-embellished tortoiseshell hair slide, £315
Versace Medusa coin hair slide
Give your hair the Midas touch and you won’t look back. Proving coin jewellery isn’t just for necklaces anymore, this Versace slide has got serious staying power.
Versace Medusa coin hair slide, £190
Accessorize basic barrette hair clips
They may be called basic, but they’re far from it. When these simple slides are added to your locks you’ll be impressed with how chic you feel. Scatter them around an up do and mix with crystal styles for added flair.
Accessorize basic barrette hair clips, £7
Glamorous tortoiseshell and rose quarts hair clip set
This gorgeous set was so popular that it sold out within minutes when it was first in stock. Luckily, our insiders have just let us know that they’re back on sale. You’ll have to be quick to get them, especially at only £10.
Glamorous tortoiseshell and rose quarts hair clip set, £10
Valet lulu resin hair clips
It may be cold, but we’re fully in spring mode thinking about what we’re going to invest in. We’ll start with these multi-stone gems that we’ve spied on Net-a-Porter. They’re so, so dreamy.
Valet lulu resin hair clips, £45
Shrimps Cleo bead-embellished hair clip
First the Shrimps beaded bag, and now the hair clip. We suggest wearing this glossy green version with a cream skit and checked wide leg trousers. Go matchy-matchy and wear the with the bag too for extra style kudos.
Shrimps Cleo bead-embellished hair clip, £75
JW Anderson chain-trimmed twisted hair clip
If you prefer the more minimalist look, then JW Anderson has you covered. This mixed metal sleek clip is guaranteed to become your new work wife.
JW Anderson chain-trimmed twisted hair clip, £140
Oliver Bonas star barrette hair clip
Just because party season is over doesn’t mean you have to slow down on the sparkle. This star slide will make any outfit instantly evening-wear ready.
Oliver Bonas star barrette hair clip, £15
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