These '90s Hair Accessories Are Making an Unexpected Comeback
From modernized mom jeans, to chokers, to crop tops, the fashion industry seems to have hopped aboard a time machine set to 1995.
You've probably heard the news by now: the 90s are making a comeback. From modernized mom jeans, to chokers, to crop tops, the fashion industry seems to have hopped aboard a time machine set to 1995. And at New York Fashion Week, the top designers showed that the nostalgic trends show no signs of stopping. What really caught our eye was the throwback hair accessories (yes, even the claw clip) that graced multiple runway shows this week. While we have yet to spot any butterfly clips rocking their way down the runway, the three accessories below have all made an appearance. And just as these high-end designer shows influence what we'll all be wearing months later, it's just a matter of time before we're walking into Claire's to stock up on stretch combs. Experiencing déjà vu yet?
Try to ignore the head-turning earrings on this model at the Prabal Gurung show, and you'll soon notice the old-school hair accessory she's wearing. That's right, it's a stretch comb. Like the kind you wore to gym class in high school or threw on to tame your tresses before heading out to run some errands. Fortunately, there are still multiple brands that sell stretch combs ($6; amazon.com) so you can replicate this nostalgic (turned high-fashion) trend in just two days thanks to Amazon Prime.
Giant Claw Clips
For many of us, claw clips were a must-have hair essential through most of the 90s (and well into the early aughts). Used as a replacement for the favorite scrunchie you accidentally left in your locker, these toothy clips were big enough to hold back an entire head's worth of hair. Some brands have already started to update the classic clips, including this modern take on the tortoise shell clip from Anthropologie ($28 for 4; anthropologie.com).
Okay, so headbands may remind us more of the 80s than the 90s, but this look spotted at the Tom Ford runway show still deserves a mention. Wide stretchy headbands appear to be making a comeback. The ones at the Tom Ford show were crafted from black leather, but you can get the look on a budget by swapping in a cotton or (dare we say) spandex option for true 80s-inspired charm. Start with this subtle grey option from Urban Outfitters ($12; urbanoutfitters.com), then work your way up to neon options.