This time of year, I tend to get more avant-garde with my personal style, whether it's sparkles, exaggerated sleeves, an embellished shoe...the list goes on. I get that this all reads very over-the-top, but the holiday season gives us the opportunity to try something out of our comfort zone. Just call it festive fashion—and what’s more festive than a bow? Velvet, satin, brocade, tulle: There are endless options, many of which won’t blow your holiday budget. Top off your favorite party look with a big Rococo hair bow. Too Marie Antoinette? How about scattering a few bow clips throughout your hair to add an element of sweetness to your wardrobe? Let your braid-tying bow peek out from under a beanie when you go ice skating. Hair bows are this season’s holiday adornment. Happy holidays and enjoy festive dressing. I know I will.
The bigger, the better. This oversized black bow is so chic. Wear this with a black silky dress to a holiday party and you will be oozing with sophistication.
I'm a girly-girl through and through, and I'd be lying if I said this candy pink bow didn't make my heart beat a little faster.
We all want that effortless, no fuss look while on our holiday getaways. This linen clip will be your best friend on the beach.
L.A.–based designer Sophie Buhai serves us elegance with this satin bow. The cool tone grey is a neutral that will work with many elements of your wardrobe.
Sometimes using a clip can be hard, you need a million mirrors and no matter how hard you try it's always lopsided. This J-crew scrunchie will solve that. Just tie your hair back with this baby and—BAM—you have a look.
A little touch of logo-mania can go a long way. This Fendi bow will make any look high fashion.
A great little stocking stuffer. Any fashionista would love to be gifted this on Christmas morning.
We all get bored of our hairstyle, sometimes we take drastic measures like getting bangs or grabbing the bleach. I can offer a less permanent approach that still feels fresh: Scatter a few of these barrettes throughout your hair for an instant upgrade.
Top off your holiday party look with this velvet and crystal bow. Hey, they say no gift is complete without a bow, I'd like to think that applies to holiday party looks as well!
An ivory pearl bow can be extremely versatile. Make your messy bun look a little less messy by adding this on top. Did you throw your braided locks under a beanie? Fasten this bow at the end of your braid for a little touch of glamour.
You can never go wrong with a classic black bow. An eternally chic touch to any outfit.
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