The Key to Pulling Off Spring’s Hair Accessory Trend: Go Vintage

Kristen Bateman
The Key to Pulling Off Spring’s Hair Accessory Trend: Go Vintage
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Bows, ribbons, tiaras, barrettes, flowers and yes, even headbands topped model’s heads on the spring 2016 runways, and while the look can often feel glaringly childlike in IRL or slightly reminiscent of an Upper East Side prep (ahem, Blair Waldorf) we’re of the mind that pulling it off in a modern way is all about  finding a great vintage piece.

Chanel happens to have a history of creating fantastic hair accessories—the label releases new, themed options without fail each season—that are far cooler than your average Goody clip. But a pair of ’90s-inspired Louis Vuitton hair cubes, a tiny Hermes scarf, or even just a great non-designer barrette with an art deco motif will do the trick too.

Saint Laurent spring 2016

Saint Laurent Spring 2016 (ImaxTree)

At the Spring 2016 Gucci show, models worked embellished floral hair clips (as seen above) and turban-style head wraps, while Hedi Slimane accessorized his Saint Laurent crew with tiaras. Flashy, sure, but the runways also proved hair adornments can convey a quiet elegance, as evidenced by Oscar de la Renta and Dior, which had stylists wrap simple around a low ponytail.

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Oscar de la Renta spring 2016

In the gallery above, shop 10 vintage styles that feel more modern than anything else on the market right now.

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Vintage Chanel Hair Accessory; $390.99, at Vestiaire Collective

Vintage Hair Combs, $38; Etsy

Louis Vuitton Strass Hair Cubes; $100; at Fashionphile

Gianni Versace Hair Clip; $185, at 1st Dibs

Vintage Crystal Leaf Barrette; $245; at Perfect Details

Vintage Dog Barrette; $10; Etsy

Chanel Black Plastic Hair Accessory; $295; at Vestiaire Collective

Antique Silver Flower Barrette; $14.95; at Ebay

Hermes Vintage Diane Cognac Scarf; $410.58, at Farfetch

Art Deco French Hair Comb; $450; at 1st Dibs

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