Our Top Five SS16 Must-Have Hair Accessories

This season it’s all about the hair accessories, after all, the devils in the detail. As always, we’re here to help you master this trend with our top five accessory picks this season!

Floral Festival Headbands

Think tropical fruits, vibrant flowers and festival fashion! This year we’re taking particular inspiration from the SS16 catwalks, which were full of floral hair accessories packed with intense colours and extravagant details.

Floral headbands offer the perfect amount of detail to vamp up your style – they’re delicate enough to still look pretty and feminine, but also make you stand out from the crowd. Don’t worry if you’re loving this trend but aren’t quite ready to go all out with a full bunch of flowers perched on your head – channel Anna Sui and go for a simple, yet stand-out single adornment. Just nestle into your hair for an instant wow factor!

Floral headbands

Jeweled Brooches and Headbands

Marc Jacobs and Antonio Marras made beautiful barrettes, broaches and headbands the focus of their runway shows. These hair accessories decorated with gems and jewels are a perfect addition to any hairstyle whether it’s a simple, neat chignon or a messy updo.

Don’t be shy and just stick with silver or gold – experiment with brightly coloured jewels. If you’re a blonde, pastel fabrics paired with subtle gems looks fab! If you’re brunette or have coloured hair why not experiment with different off-the-wall styles?

Jeweled brooches and headbands

Luxury Slides

This style is the perfect balance between glam and minimalist, and has the power to add subtle glamour to any hairstyle. During the Alberta Ferretti show, Grecian accessories were paired with twisted hair to transform the models’ tresses from simple to stunning!

If you’re a hair-down kinda girl, why not opt for a chunkier hair slide in order to make it stand out amongst your textured tresses. Rodarte mastered this look on the catwalk with a gold, floral accent – we were smitten from the word ‘go’! This chunky look will suit any hair shade, and will add subtle glam to those long spring/summer nights.

Luxury slides

Pretty Bows and Ribbons

Low maintenance ladies who prefer a simpler, more casual look – this is one for you. Gone are the days when a pretty ribbon was only for schoolgirls, these days it’s evolved into quite the fashion accessory.

During the SS16 fashion shows, Dior stole our hearts with the ingenious invention of a simple ribbon that turned from a choker at the front, to a hair tie at the back! Unusual designs like these are a great way of keeping simple styles effective.

Pretty bows and ribbons


Whether you’re a city girl on the go, or a lady of leisure, Phillip Lim’s catwalk style is perfect for any occasion and is one of the simplest trends to try out. Donning netted headbands and black fabric elastic headbands, the models in this show showcased the most multi-functional trend from all the SS16 collections. They’re so simple that you could even have a go at creating your own Phillip Lim style accessories at home!


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