Bow hair accessories that complement any outfit

Looking for a way to step up your accessory game this season? Look no further than your hair. Often overlooked, it’s actually home to one of the most throwback-worthy, celebrity-endorsed hair accessory trends. That’s right: we’re talking about the hair bow.

Your dresser was probably full of them when you were a kid. One for each day of the month and then some. Maybe you changed them up for the season, slipped them into a side part, added a ribbon to a ponytail, tied matching colors to the ends of your braids…the options were seemingly endless. But then you have “too old.”

The good news is that some of your favorite style icons have revived the trend over the past few years, further proving that there are grown-up ways to rock your beloved childhood look, too. From Hailey Bieber at Zoë Kravitz, Kerry Washington, and more, celebrities are stepping out in droves with bows tied up in everything from messy buns to effortless ponytails.

A hair bow is a great way to add a little extra femininity to an otherwise edgy look, whether it’s Bieber’s halterneck Met Gala dress or Kravitz’s bold, beaded look. Because after all, finding your personal style is all about balance.

Ahead, a hair bow to go with any outfit.

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Velvet is having a fashion moment that also extends to hair accessories. It’s a great way to add a cozy and chic touch to your winter wardrobe, whether it’s with a turtleneck and jeans or, if you’re Hailey Bieber at the 2019 Met Gala, a pink collared dress. rolled without a backrest.


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Millie Bobby Brown chose not one but two small ribbon bows in her hair at the 2018 Screen Actor’s Guild Awards. This simple accessory makes a big statement with minimal effort. Throw one over a ponytail and you have one see.


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Want to make a big, bold statement? Try some pearls. They make for a sweet wedding moment or a major fashion moment, like on Zoe Kravitz at the Met Gala in 2018. Plus, they’re basically like jewelry for your hair.


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If you’re looking to add a pop of color to your outfit, a patterned or colorful bow tie is a great way. Whether they’re subtle, like on Elle Fanning at the Cannes Film Festival in 2017, or playful florals, they’ll make every outfit a little more fun.


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A headband and hair bow combo may seem like your childhood dream, but they’re perfectly acceptable (and adorable) for adults too. Just take Kerry Washington in this white bow headband while doing press for “Django Unchained” in 2013.

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