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Would You Wear: A Bow In Your Hair?

By Natalie |

Here’s a trend that both excites and terrifies me: the return of the barrette. Tell me: did you wear barrettes in the 80s? Oh, I rocked the crap out of barrettes in the 80s. Now tell me this: Would you wear one now?

They say that one should enjoy a trend the first time it makes an appearance in their lifetime, and then pass on it the second. But I’m having a hard time not indulging in this one. It’s just so effortless and fun! And perfect for bad hair days, covering blemishes, and dealing with awkward hair regrowth of all kinds. But at the same time, I do worry that I am a walking giant British toddler when I’m wearing my barrette. I have, on more than one occasion, discreetly slipped my barrette out of my hair before going into an important meeting.

But isn’t that ridiculous of me? Because isn’t all fashion really just about having fun and pushing boundaries and ignoring the rules while carefully following the rules at the same time? Like winter whites, for example. That just flies in the face of logic.  And those darn sneaker wedges? Sneakers aren’t for making you look tall, that is not the point!

Am I over thinking this?

I’ve put together a slideshow of some of my favorite barrettes and clips and bows available on the Internet right now. Have a peek through and then tell me in the comments: Would you? Do you? British toddler?  Please and thanks.

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Would You Wear: A Bow In Your Hair?

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4 thoughts on “Would You Wear: A Bow In Your Hair?

  1. Laura says:

    I certainly would – I love pretty hair pins, and don’t own enough of them. But I have learned that bow + polkadots is too much cutesy for one head. For my head, anyway.

  2. Nancy says:

    Hello! Accessories are my favorite thing. Especially hair accessories! I have on many occasions rocked the bow barrette and it feels great! I love it best when I wear a messy bun and put a perfect little bow below it. I don’t feel like a toddler when I wear one, but maybe people think I look like one? I am all about pushing out social norms and having no inhibition. So bring on the barrettes!

  3. Shawna Faye says:

    Bows are so in. I love them. So easy, so chic. And I’m just starting to be turned onto barretts. I don’t mind looking like a British toddler one bit.

  4. NatalieH says:

    I have received bows from my sister for the past two Christmases. So it’s also a thing in Japan, since that’s where she lives. I have been wearing one non-stop this week. My favorite look is clipped on the end of a messy side braid, over my shoulder. It’s unexpected, a bit more refined, but still cute.

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