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