When I’m not getting style inspiration from the airport snapshots of Blackpink, Twice, Red Velvet or Girls’ Generation, you can find me scrolling through social media to see some really good looks from fashion KOLs. The key facet in their ‘too-good-to-be-true’ style can usually be attributed to the accessories that they have sneaked into their outfits. But with a number of Fall Winter trends coming at you faster than your Instagram feeds can be refreshed, we have rounded up four happening (or upcoming) accessory trends we’re saying hello to this season.
With Gossip Girl confirming to make a comeback to the small screen 12 years after first introducing us to the Queens — Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively) and Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester), over the last few months, there have been a fair number of trends from the show have returned to the fashion world and, clear enough, headbands are one of them. How can any Gossip Girl fans forget Blair’s iconic headband? This statement accessory is everywhere on Instagram right now. From plain styles to embellished ones, there’s a look for everyone.
Mix & Match Tips: Wear a checked one to top off your plaid blazer with a preppy vibe, or style it with a top in matching color to make the color pop.
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In Korea, the bedroom iteration (the Facial Headbands) is also seeing a spike in popularity right now for personal self-care time.
Great for all hair types and lengths, hair clips have had a nearly year-long moment in the K-pop spotlight and it looks like it’s not going anywhere soon. From faux pearl-embellished styles to colorful hair pins, hair clips have been ramping up all over Instagram with no signs of stopping. You can wear low-key ones as a subtle nod to the trend or go wild by layering a couple of them for maximalist accessorizing. What’s more? You can even use it to disguise bangs if you’re growing it out.
Mix & Match Tips: Echo the gleam of your necklace, earrings, bracelet, or even the buttons on your blouse with faux pearl-accented hair clips to ‘wear your whims on your hair’ (instead of wearing your heart on your sleeve this time).
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Colorful, decorative hair ties and scrunchies — the long-forgotten hair accessory probably banished to a dark corner of your closet since high school or college — are BACK. The resurgence of the vibrant hair candy is now seen all over the strands of some of my favorite fashion influencers, urging me to purchase a pretty one for the new season. Throw the hair ties up in a high bun on the weekend for a whimsical look or accent a low ponytail for a more elegant style.
Mix & Match Tips: The metallic accent on hair ties can be matched with an echoing, shimmering eyeshadow, while the pompom on the hair tie will make a perfect match to the faux fur trim on your coat or the faux shearling lining of your jacket.
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Cozy, warm scarves are a true unsung hero for Fall Winter that we simply can’t miss. There’s a ton of different patterns, textures, and styles for choice depending on the look you’re looking for. A scarf can be worn in any scenario; it can be thrown on as an added layer to keep you warm on breezy days or styled to top off a casual outfit. From simple solid ones to vibrant, patterned styles, simply let loose or twisted, scarves are truly a versatile addition to your looks.
Mix & Match Tips: Top off your plain coat with a contrast scarf for an eye-catching highlight, or coordinate the check pattern of your outerpiece with a matching scarf for a trending grid-on-grid style.
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We can’t wait to see K-pop trendsetters (BLACKPINK, TWICE, Red velvet, and BTS, to name a few) rocking these accessories in the near future.
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