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This E-Girl Essential Is The Hair Accessory You Need To Ace Waist-Up Dressing

The inspiration to accessorise our tresses comes courtesy of a TikTok fashion icon.

We all know how TikTok has thrived during this time of quarantine. But the social media video app is on our radar for another reason: mining style inspiration. In particular, we are focused on the ’90s-inflected hair accessories like hair clips, pins, and barrettes that the app’s resident electronic girl – a.ka. e-girl – pile on their tresses to complete their kewpie doll-meets-anime appearance. These pieces which come with statement finishes like crystal embellishments and eye-popping colours are the easiest way to jazz up your waist-up dressing for all the air time we have on those frequent video calls. Slide on a single hair pin for a sweet girlish accent or opt for a more louder style by wearing your hair clips in a row. Either way, you will remain ahead of the style curve.

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Resin barrettes, $39.90, Mango
Plastic hair clips and pin, $29.90, Mango
Resin barrette with rhinestones, Gucci
Brass and steel barrette, $59, Cos
Brass hair pins, $670, Burberry
Metal hair pin and hair clips with crystals, $29.90, Zara
Metal hair pins with crystals, $20, Lovisa
Acrylic hair clips, $18, Lovisa
Dettagli metal hair pins, US$35 (S$50),
Deborah Pagani patent leather hair clips, US$90 (S$127),
Plastic hair clips, $17, H&M
Cult Gaia metal hair clips with crystals, $178 (for a set of two),
Metal hair pin with crystals, $129, Swarovski
Valet Studio plastic hair pins, $69 (set of two),
Shrimps metal hair clip with crystals, $151,
Simone Rocha metal hair pin with resin pearl and crystals, $190,
Brass hair pin with crystals, $860, Versace