The concrete, Manhattan sidewalk in the middle of February — which vacillates between a rainstorm and an arctic wind tunnel, depending on the time of day — is the true cool-girl runway. New York Fashion Week is just getting started, yet the streets are already chock full of magazine editors and Instagram models, stepping out from designer shows to their Uber cars in the most creative, layered ensembles — pairing a cropped puffer coat with open-toed sandals and topping it all off with a velvet headband.
Despite the outpour of accessory originality — pearl hoops and chain-linked micro bags are both having a moment — there's one add-on that everyone agrees on: the humble hair accessory. From padded headbands and satin ribbons to bobby pins and pearl-studded barrettes, click through to see how NYC's fashion's elite are topping their head-to-toe designer outfits with the chic (and budget-friendly) accoutrements.
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Skinny, red thread running between two mini braids has to be one of the most creative and delicate styles we've seen on the streets.
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A single, pearl-lined barrette is pretty but nothing new. Layer two in your hair — one on top of the other — and all of a sudden, you're a trendsetter.
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Sometimes the tiniest accessories — like skinny, gold hoops piercing through braids — make the biggest impact.
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You have bobby pins, right? Part your hair deep to one side, ladder three pins together, and slide them in right above your cheekbone.