Get ready to stash all you’re jeweled and braided headbands and ditch your fedoras and berets until fall. This year’s spring fashion collections proved that bows will be the must-have accessory this season. From Marc by Marc Jacobs to Marchesa, designers are using bows to add color, make statements and give their clothes a pretty feminine touch. But forget the delicate clips your mom put in your pigtails when you were five – these bows are big, over-the-top, and will perfectly complete any outfit.
My Top Three Picks:
1. Check out Urban Outfitter’s Feather Bow Bobby Pins ($14.00) for something edgy but still feminine. I love the fact that you can layer these up and make a totally unique hairstyle with a few simple twists or braids.
2. Retro 80’s fan? For something a little more funky, get Forever 21’s Leopard Pop Headband in Blue, $3.80.
3. Talk about versatile – for something different, slip on American Apparel’s The Sash ($18.00) to add attitude to your favorite outfit. You can wear it in your hair, as a belt, or as a neck tie.
— By Lauren Tousignant