Every day until about the age of 10, my mother clipped a giant pastel bow into my hair before school. Once I was able to make my own fashion choices, I boycotted the ultra-girly accessory and refused to wear it ever again. But now that I’m older, wiser and less of a rebellious tween, I realize that my mom was actually making me more chic than ever. So when I spotted this Fashionista, I was instantly transported back to the days of frilly hair accessories and was impressed at how she transformed the classic bow into a trendy addition to her otherwise simple look. It’s an instant fix to a bad hair day or any outfit that needs a little extra oomph.
Bows unfortunately can have a bad reputation for being too fussy or prissy. But recently, major celebs like Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and Zooey Deschanel have turned bows into one of the hottest trends for this season. Besides the clip-ons, there are also bow headbands and even bow up-dos. If hair accessories aren’t really your thing, try studs, flats, belts, or sweaters adorned with this adorable embellishment.
So next time you’re headed for class and are feeling a little too plain, channel your inner Blair Waldorf and rock that ribbon like it never went out of style.
Spotted: The bow was the accessory that tied Luella Bartley’s London runway show together. She proves that bows aren’t just for schoolgirls, but for sophisticated and confident women ready to take on spring.