Our Top 5 FAVORITE Accessories – Here’s Why They’re Great
Written by: Peyton Maechtle
Meet baby claws, the flyaway problem solver you didn’t even know that you needed. The 90s trend of butterfly clipping hair away from your face is absolutely adorable, and yes, we are here for it. BUT, have you ever thought about bringing baby claws into other areas of your life, say to combat those annoying bits of hair that NEVER stay down during a gym-session? Creating a little twisted halo with my baby clips before bringing all of my hair into a ponytail has CHANGED. THE. GAME. I base 25% of my exercise success on how I feel and I feel 100% cuter with my baby claws saving me from what my highschool friends lovingly dubbed the clown halo. Life changing sounds dramatic, but it’s true.
In a claw clip renaissance, it's easy to get lost in the twist-it-and-clip-it mentality. Flower Claws have entered the chat. The slightly larger width of the flower claw allows it to grab onto more hair than a traditional claw, meaning it's perfect for those messy-but-chic looks. My personal favorite? I throw my hair into a messy bun and secure my flower claw at the base of the bun, taking my hair and making it look intentionally adorable.
Alas, the scrunchie. Not only is the scrunchie a standard hair accessory that has withstood the test of time, but it is also the cutest functional piece of arm candy there is. Creating a wrist stack can bring such a unique texture to your wrist and adding a scrunchie adds such a fun layer.
It’s time to say goodbye to the key chains that noisily bang around in your purse, your pocket, or your ignition. Keys remind me of the all too famous junk drawer, in the sense that you don’t realize how bad it is until you see it with fresh eyes. I removed my tarnished and broken chains and was shocked at how much smaller my set was. Slip on an adorable sparkly, incredibly light resin initial keychain and strut your stuff, seriously. It’s the little things in life, like walking through the grocery store and seeing my cute little P hanging from my keys.
Beaded Phone Charm – MY PERSONAL FAVE
To be completely transparent, I lose many things, and mostly the important things. After attaching the phone charm to my phone case, I realized that I would never be able to live a life without the charms again. On a purely aesthetic level, the beaded charms are adorable and bring such a fun spark of spunk to my phone. On a much more important level–the scatterbrain level–I can wear my phone around my wrist (hands free!) and not worry about setting my phone down to ultimately get left behind. Walking through Target, I can efficiently deny that I need a basket while lugging around a 5lb bag of potatoes because my phone is swinging effortlessly from my wrist. Gone are the days of bulky-phone-case-wristlet-wallets, hello phone charms. :)