When it comes to accessories, there is one niche trend that has been utterly unavoidable in 2018: hair clips. This hair-clip trend started at Simone Rocha last season, with the designer's pearl-and-crystal slim slides that have become Alexa Chung's new favourite accessory. But this season, we saw them everywhere—from Rejina Pyo to Ashish, and the high street very quickly caught on.
If you can't justify spending £300 on a Gucci hair clip, there's one high-street place in particular that has very strong hair game: Accessorize. (I know lots of fashion editors who have been buying their barrettes from here.) The best thing is that the store's clips are all under £10, meaning you can stack up those clips. This party season, we think the hair-clip trend will really come into its own, as a pearl or crystal barrette makes any outfit look a little more festive.
Style Note: We love how this crystal-embellished Gucci slide is placed on the top of a plait.
Style Notes: How do you make a pretty dress even prettier? Simone Rocha pearl hair clips.
Style Notes: Ashley Williams' slogan slides have been a real street style hit.
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Wear these either side of your parting.
The classic hair comb, Guccified.
This will go with almost any party look.
Place the slides at the top of your plait.
Wear a bow on your shoes too.
Anthropologie does amazing clips too.
One for minimalists.
Is this the most festive of them all?
This comes in several colours.
Stack up the pearl barrettes.
This would look amazing with sequins.
Next up, see our go-to party dressing rules.