When dressing myself for the day, I consider garments, shoes and even occasionally jewelry, but the thing I always forget about is my hair. Hair has so much potential to add to an outfit, it can be braided, twisted, or styled to help create an atmosphere or attitude for your outfit, but even better, you can add things to it! Although the words “hair accessories” may conjure up images of butterfly clips and rainbow barrettes, there really are a lot of cool things out there to spice up your hair do with.
Feather clip-ins were recently a huge hair accessory fad, and although they were cool for about ten minutes, they were soon overpopulating the heads of almost every female college student. This reminds us that, like any other fashion item, we should think more about our personal taste and style when choosing a hair accessory. The point is to express your own individual style, not to just jump on the latest fad flying through Forever 21.
This Fashionista, spotted outside of the UC Davis Design building, is sporting a very unique hair accessory. This hair clip is larger than most, spanning about the size of an outstretched palm, thus attracting a lot of attention and making a bold statement. The red, although intense on its own, is echoed in several other places in her outfit, and this creates a sense of cohesiveness that brings the outfit together.
Most stores have hair accessories sections, but they are often in obscure areas of the store and easily overlooked, so sometimes shopping for them online is easier. If you like the big, bold look, H&M sells a very fun, large flower clip-in.
Spotted: Prada's 2010 fall ready-to-wear collection featured black hair accessories that match black outfits, keeping the same color continuity for a sleek look.