What’s the quickest way to add a touch of playful personality to an otherwise sober sartorial look? Cute hair accessories. We’ve edited out the Internet’s finest, from girly velvet ribbons to jewel-encrusted barrettes and the return of the ’90s crab clip… yes, really.

If we took anything from the street style of the recent Copenhagen Fashion Week, it was fun, quirky micro-trends. There were power-shoulder jackets, long shorts styled for evening and lessons in layering print and texture in abundance. On the accessories front, it was all about the hair with countless Insta stars opting for cute hair accessories for women to lift the spirit of their OOTDs.

The beauty of this quick accessories trick is that it has the power to transform any look. Take a classic white shirt and pair it with one of Simone Rocha’s ruby-red beaded clips and you have a a whimsical point of interest. Or, a grey marl sweatshirt (everyone should have one in their wardrobe) and pair it with a velvet or lace ribbon and you’ve got a great juxtaposition of sporty and pulled together.

So who is doing hair candy well? With Ganni being one of the main players of the Scandi style scene they are an obvious choice if you want to play into the trend. We love their statement plump scrunchies that come in preppy gingham print – pair it with leather trousers and a denim shirt come the weekend or a print-clashing midi dress and colourful trainers to really lean into that Scandi cool. 

Across the Atlantic, Lelet NY is the brand to check out if you are looking to invest. They have everything from chic gold barrettes to delicate diamanté bows which are equally as good with short side partings as long flowing ponytails.  hair days but are also smart enough for workwear looks.

In the same vein, Sui Ava and Emi Jay have loads of colour-popping, iridescent, quirky clips and grips to add a Y2K edge to your look but at a more affordable price point.

The bow trend is everywhere right now and if you’re not ready to wear it on your full look a cute hair accessory is an easy way to tap into the trend. Look to The Uniform at Liberty for scrunchies that come adorned with a bow – easy, fuss-free styling – and H&M on the high street for the daintiest (and most affordable) of sweet bow hair clips. 

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Lelet NY is the brand to check out if you are looking to invest. There’s everything from chic gold barrettes to delicate diamanté bows, which are equally good in short side partings or flowing ponytails.

The bow trend is everywhere right now and if you’re not ready to wear it in your clothing choices, a cute hair accessory is an easy way to tap into the trend.

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