If there’s one thing we’ve learned during Spring 2017, it’s that your junk drawer might just be your best weapon yet for achieving catwalk-ready hair. Think about it: Loose bobby pins lying around? Devise a deep side part, pull your length back into a sleek ponytail, and pop in a pin to channel the clean, minimalist look seen at Prada. “It feels very Miuccia with the bobby pin—she wears a bobby pin herself,” said Guido Palau of the slide slipped into models’ strands.
Dried flowers and little bits of lace leftover from a DIY project? Do as Orlando Pita did at Rosie Assoulin’s presentation in New York and sprinkle them in undone waves for a touch of whimsical romanticism—all the better if you add a few petals to cheeks and lips like makeup artist Val Garland at Preen by Thornton Bregazzi. Or wrap scraps of ribbon around a few basic barrettes like Odile Gilbert did at Rodarte with the help of a handful of models.
Hell, take a cue from Miu Miu, Maison Margiela, Thom Browne, and Gucci and leave your swimming cap on as you exit the water for Esther Williams-level glamour. That, or disguise a bad hair day with a boldly printed headscarf à la Armani. We’re partial, however, to the macaroni crown seen on Sora Choi at Dolce & Gabbana’s indulgent Tropico Italiano-themed chutzpa. How’s that for a brilliant dose of nursery school nostalgia? From belts at Tibi and bows at Erdem, to Bret Michaels-esque headbands at Baja East and feminist barrettes at Ashley Williams, click through the slideshow to see our picks for the best hair accessories from Spring 2017.