Pearly barrettes, velvet headbands, oversized scrunchies… Name any hair accessory and I can pretty much guarantee that interest in it has spiked at some point this year. Does that mean my love affair with hair clips and hair scarves is showing any signs of coming to an end? Absolutely not. In fact, not a day goes by when I don't bookmark at least one photo of a cool girl adorned with a stack of hair slides or a scarf-entwined braid on Instagram.
However, I have to admit that when it comes to wearing them myself, I'm in a bit of a hair-accessories safe zone. Sure, I've worn a simple pearl hair slide to accessorise a wedding-guest outfit, and I've occasionally worn a hair-clip duo on the side of my head (mainly when I want to feel like I've made more of an effort than just scraping my hair back into a second-day bun), but that's about as far as my creativity extends.
Thankfully, there's a seemingly endless supply of celebrities and stylish women who are stepping out in all kinds of hair accessory getups on a daily basis. If, like me, you're looking for a little inspiration, keep scrolling for 24 of the best ways to style hair accessories right now.
I'm already completely obsessed with the way that Lucy Boynton is always up for pushing beauty boundaries, and her dreamy pastel headband is no exception. I'm all over this lilac, peach and dove-grey colour palette. The Swarovski-style band is the icing on the cake.
Most of my saved hair accessory images come courtesy of Nnenna. What can I say? This girl knows how to accessorise. I love this stacked-up quartet of pearl barrettes (particularly how she's chosen an oversized one for her final clip).
I'm a bit of a Jodie Comer fan girl as it is, but this hair look really stole my heart. My buns are never as intricately twisted as this one, but I'll definitely be dotting in some petite hair pins next time I wear mine.