You Only Need £5 to Buy the Latest Accessory Taking Over Instagram

Out of all the new spring trends, the one I'm most excited about is the delicate jewellery trend. Shell earrings and decorative hair slides first made an appearance on the runways and have since taken off on Instagram. At Simone Rocha, the models wore numerous pearl- and crystal-embellished hair clips on either side of their heads. Even Camille Charrière and Pandora Sykes have been wearing the Simone hair slides. But if you can't quite justify paying over £100 for a faux-pearl novelty accessory, there are also affordable options out there that are just as darling (e.g., Accessorize's £5 barrette version).

Embellished hair clips no longer belong to just 5-year-olds in pouffy party dresses. In fact, they look pretty chic when worn with a chunky jumper and jeans. Keep scrolling to see how to style the slides, and then shop our edit of the best ones to buy now.


(Image credit: Laura Jackson)

Style Notes: Laura Jackson wore these two pearl hair slides for her wedding. She proves they are a seriously versatile accessory by pairing them with a knit and gingham trousers.


(Image credit: Pandora Sykes)

Style Notes: Pandora Sykes's Simone Rocha hair slide looks amazing with her colourful Loewe knit.

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