How Statement Barrettes Became This Season’s Must-Have
Say goodbye to boring hair
Sarah Ben Romdane
Fashion has always been used as a form of self-expression. Sometimes, it can even be way to make bold statements. Since Maria Grazia Chiuri dropped Dior’s “We Should All Be Feminists” cult tee shirt, we saw slogans make a huge comeback.
But from the looks of it, it might be time to swap your statement tee for a statement barrette. Already worn by Selena Gomez, Bella Hadid, Paloma Elsesser and Petra Collins to name but a few, it’s safe to say bold hair clips are a must this season.
The once childlike accessory has gotten a grown-up makeover. For long, barrettes— originating from the French word barre (bar in English)— were reserved to 90’s Clueless-inspired preppy looks. But a quick look at the runways and it’s clear they’re seeing an adult revival.
Last fall, Selena Gomez was spotted wearing London designer Ashley Williams’ crystal clip with the word “UGLY” in caps, a cheeky reference to Italian designer Stefano Gabbana, who described the singer as ugly. Since, being photographed wearing one of William’s attention-grabbing bejewelled barrette has become the rigueur.
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From “justice” to “psycho” and “mental”, there’s a statement diamante barrette for everyone.