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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