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22 Ways to Wear Barrettes Like a Fashion Girl

Barrettes are definitely having a moment
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We can't think of a trend that's had a more meteoric rise than barrettes in 2019. They're suddenly everywhere: on the red carpet, on the runway and most definitely on your Instagram feed. Picture a way to wear them and it probably exists; whether that means stacking pearl-studded clips, velvet bows or even oversized rhinestone confections that wouldn't look out of place on Queen Elizabeth I (yes, I).

Still, there's an art to getting the barrettes jusssst right, so to help you nail the style, we've scoured through the street style archives of fashion weeks all over the world to find some truly fashion-forward takes on the trend. Keep reading to see some of our favorite looks — and how to copy them at home.

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Simple Shapes
Sometimes you can't go wrong with simple colors and shapes...especially if you coordinate with a friend. Try a modular option like this Liars & Lovers Rectangular Resin Tortoiseshell Hair Clip, $13, if you're looking to copy the style.

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Pearly Ponytail
This easy pony looks great punched up with some pearl statement barrettes. This Farrow Fendy Pearl Hair Clip, $28, has a similar, elegant vibe.

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Crisscross Applesauce
Take some silver bobby pins, haphazardly crisscross a few and voilà, you're good to go. The Kitsch Pink Dot Matchbook Bobby Pins, $12, comes with an assortment of gold, rose gold and silver bobbies that makes this look especially easy to replicate.

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Vintage Stacking
Each of these barrettes has its own unique flavor, yet they complement each other so well. Curate your own look or nab a set like the Baublebar Shirley Hair Clip Set, $36, to recreate the style.

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BY ROSIE NARASAKI | MAR 27, 2019 | SHARES
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