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The 12 Best Hair Accessories To Slide On For Work

Check out our selection of hair accessories that will make you feel stylish and confident at work.

Lipstick? Check. Outfit? On point as usual. Accessories? On rotation because you’re relying on the same few typical pieces — we’re talking necklaces, earrings and the like — in your collection. But if you’re looking to dress up your everyday work outfit, hair accessories are another way for you to easily incorporate stylish elements to your outfit while still looking professional and polished.

From hair clips and slides to barrettes and hairbands, here are 12 of our favourite.

Leather barrette, €245 (S$377), Balmain
Say a sleek ponytail is your go-to hairdo for work. But as you know, wearing the same look repeatedly can get a lil boring. A quick way to dress it up is to insert this Balmain hair barrette into your ponytail and voilà, you’ve instantly elevated your mane into one that’s dressy and sophisticated. Wear with a feminine ruffle dress for a contrasting effect. Crystal headband, price available in-store, Gucci
Channel the style of the roaring twenties (i.e. The Great Gatsby vibes) by adorning yourself with a flapper dress and topping it off with this crystal Gucci headband. We know, it’s not exactly work appropriate. So throw on a blazer to keep the look conservative enough for the office and take it off before heading to an after-hours party. Silk hair scarf, S$420, Burberry
A crisp ballerina bun will not only help you look professional AF, it also helps to create a face-lifting and slimming illusion. This Burberry silk hair scarf takes it up a sartorial notch with its TB monogram and stripe detail. What’s more, it is totes easy to use — all you’ve got to do is slip the elasticated closure around the bun and it’s settled. Leather headband, price available in-store, Prada
Spotted on the likes of local celebs Carrie Wong and Sheila Sim, Prada’s latest headbands have been well-received for its girly yet statement-making silhouette. This gold studded number will add an edge to any of your work outfits and we recommend complementing them with studded heels. Sophie Bille pearl hair slide, US$571 (S$787), www.net-a-porter.com
Whether you’re using it to keep your fringe back or to jazz up your messy ponytail, this Sophie Bille Brahe hair slide is a perfect finishing touch to your staple work midi dress, thanks to its dainty freshwater pearl. Elegance personified. Paisley-print hair band, price available in-store, Etro
Add a splash of boho chic to your pantsuit ensemble and knot this colourful paisley printed Etro scarf around your head. We love that this band is also multi-purpose — you can turn it into a turban or a bandeau top even. We like. Valet Ether resin hair clips, US$41 (S$57), www.net-a-porter.com
Do you prefer a pared down style or just have an inclination towards neutral colours that pair with just about anything in your wardrobe? These resin clips from Valet are perfect as they are easy to incorporate into your daily looks. Pair with loose, tousled waves and a linen spaghetti strap dress for the “I just got back from my beach vacation” look. Shell hair clips, S$29.90, Zara
Add a touch of iridescence and shine to your monochromatic outfits by adding these abalone shell hair clips from Zara to your look. The pack comes in three different designs that vary in size, so you can decide to go minimal or go bold, whatever strikes your fancy. Cotton hairband, S$12.95, H&M
On days when you really need to concentrate at work, the last thing you want is your hair falling all over your face and distracting you from your important tasks. Which is why we’re asking to put your hair back — in style of course — with this feminine pink floral H&M hairband. Pair with a cream jumpsuit and nude pumps to let this headpiece stand out. Gingham bow, AU$13 (S$12), Lovisa
Jazz up your humble ponytail by fastening this gingham Lovisa scrunchie bow around it. It instantly brings a touch of girlish sass to your mane. Wear with a black midi dress for a monochrome vibe. Enamel hair slides, S$17, Accessorize
For those who love the fresh, feminine aesthetics of flowers but can’t seem to get onboard the floral print train, here’s a solution for you: Just slip these Accessorize flower slides into your tresses and pair with a cheery yellow sun dress for that effortless, summer look. Metal hair clips, S$19.90, Mango
Somedays, less is more, especially when you’ve got a statement orange outfit or a loud print co-ords to pull off. These simple metal hair clips from Mango will still add sartorial points without competing with your bold ensemble.