Our 2019 obsession with hair accessories shows no sign of slowing down any time soon, with clips, ribbons and scarves filling the shelves from the high street to designer boutiques. But if you’re looking for a little more hair accessories inspiration before you take the plunge with this beauty trend, then you’re in luck. I’ve spotted three of the chicest French girls stepping out in hair accessories, week after week.
Proving that hair accessories don’t have to be cute and kitschy (although I love that they can be!), these stylish women are combining their classic French-girl style with the chicest of hair finishing touches for a fresh way to wear the trend this spring.
Keep scrolling to see how French girls are wearing hair accessories right now and then shop some of my favourites…
1. Hair Ties
Parisian Anne-Laure Mais Moreau has been taking to the streets of the French capital with hair ties aplenty. Whether it’s a printed scarf knotted around a bun, a black velvet ribbon to secure an updo or a neutral-hued scrunchie, this woman knows what’s up when it comes to stylish hair ties.
Try twisting a scarf around your topknot to recreate this chic French-girl style.
Rixo Jagger in Blue Jungle Fever Bandana Scarf (£85)
Opt for a ’90s-style scrunchie in neutral hues and team it with a half-up, half-down style to prevent it from looking too retro.
Urban Outfitters Velvet Hair Scrunchie Hair Band 5-Pack (£10)
A black hair tie (in velvet or silk) worn with a neutral outfit is French dressing at its best.
Free People Bardot Solid Scarf Pony (£15)
2. Hair Clips
If there’s one hair accessories trend that’s really taken off this year it has to be hair clips. Cute? Certainly. But Paris-based A-J Alingue is demonstrating that this kitsch hair trend can work perfectly with French-girl style. Opt for pearls and tortoiseshell if you’re keeping it classic or pastel hues if you want to add some colour to your spring wardrobe.
Oversized pearl hair clips are probably the hair accessory of 2019 so far, and it’s easy to see why. Wear them with pastel suits and wedding guest dresses for a sophisticated take on the trend.
Anthropologie Set of Two Faux Pearl-Embellished Hair Clips (£22)
These tortie-print claw hair clips not only look chic but are also a stylish way to keep strands off your face if you’re growing out layers or a fringe.
Urban Outfitters Tortoiseshell Resin Hair Clips (£12)
Why save your hair accessories for special occasions when they look this good paired with a casual outfit? The French-girl uniform of jeans and a white tee pairs perfectly with this lineup of pretty pastel hair slides.
H&M 10-Pack Hair Clips (£2)
3. Head Bands
Despite not having worn a headband since I was at primary school, I now have an online basket full of them since sophisticated French girl Loulou De Saison stepping out in all kinds of colours, sizes and shapes. Plus, what better way to disguise a second-day hair wash day in style?
Olive green + satin = a headband dream team.
Benoît Missolin Helene Knotted Silk-Satin Headband (£135)
Headbands don’t have to be a huge beauty statement. Opt for a slimmer band and a neutral colour so that it complements a simple outfit rather than standing out.
Free People Easy Like Sunday Headband (£12)
When you really want to turn heads, this leather, studded creation will do the trick. Proving that headbands don’t have to be a homage to childhood dressing, this hair accessory is decidedly grown-up.
Prada Studded Leather Headband (£315)