Tuesday, October 26, 2010

3 new ways to wear your hairbows now

One of the things I've tried to do in remixing my wardrobe items is find new ways to wear my accessories. One of the few items that I've found extremely versatile is a hairbow I picked up from a local vintage store. I knew I had to have it, but wasn't exactly sure how to incorporate into my look, because I'm not much of a hairbow-wearer (yet). Here are some new ways to wear your old hairbows to help bring a bit of childhood whimsy into your outfit:

1) Wear it as a bowtie.
This is by far my favorite way to wear a hairbow, and it's really easy to do. Simply push the barrette of your bow into the buttonhole of your blouse and button as usual (it helps if the buttonholes are large enough to do this). I'm sure you could also safety-pin the bow to your top as well.

2) As a brooch.
I love wearing brooches, and so I wanted this bow to create kind of a statement look that adding a brooch can do to an outfit. This is as easy as the bow-tie look -- just stick the barrette in a buttonhole a few inches down your sweater. You can also safety-pin it to another spot on your top as well.

3) On a necklace.
Another simple way to incorporate your old hairbow? Attach it to a necklace and make it a pendant. I added mine to an old shell necklace to create a romantic look with my plaid shirt. 

What are some other ways you can think of to wear a hairbow? What new ways have you worn your accessories?

See all my outfits with hairbows here. My green hairbow was made by Treasure Box of Bows.

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  1. Great ideas! I love the necklace one!

  2. Seeing the ways you have styled a hair bow is really cool! Its helpful to have reminders and suggestions that accessories can function in so many different ways! I will definitely have to try some of these! :)

  3. The only problem is I don't have a bow to begin with! Love it as a brooch, it's adorable!

  4. I'm in the same boat as Liz, OBviously now I am in total need of a hairbow to accessorize at will! I love every single one of these looks and cannot think of a way to improve on them!

  5. Great idea! Thanks for sharing. I don't think I would have ever came up with this myself!

    Just Better Together

  6. great usage of bows! I've been wanting to incorporate bows in my wardrobe more, maybe ill try one of these ways? :)


  7. OOh, the look great and thats such a cool and creative idea! <3

  8. I really love how you used the hairbow on a necklace. I will be keeping my eyes peeled for a hairbow I can use to replicate this look. Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. great suggestions.

    I just bought a pale pink sequin bow at H&M and clipped it on the top pocket of my jacket. What do you think?

  10. Oh, what great ideas! I need to look at my things, I have some hairbows from years and years ago, not so appropriate for a 37 year old ... but these ideas would be great! Thanks!

  11. Such great ideas! thanks for sharing:) I really love it as the brooch! you are so creative!


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