23 Gorgeous and Grown-Up Ways to Wear Barrettes

If you left your hair barrettes behind when you graduated along with your math homework and cute character lunch bags, it’s time to try the hair accessory again. You may not be able to wear a lot of your old elementary school styles, but you can still rock barrettes.

Barrettes were seen at a number of Spring 2017 shows. Models at Marchesa wore shimmering clips around their faces for a romantic finish. Bottega Veneta showed that hair barrettes can make just as much of a statement as chandelier earrings with behind-the-ears clips. Ashley Williams gave them a cool-girl edge with her mix-and-match approach. The looks may have been different but the message was clear: hair barrettes aren’t just for the schoolgirl crowd. And you’re not limited by hair texture, length or to one style of barrette.

Whether you want an elegant look or you want a boho vibe, you can achieve it with hair barrettes. Click through the gallery to see easy ways you can rock barrettes without looking like you’re heading back to class.