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Goodbye statement earrings! The latest ‘it’ accessory is the answer to greasy fringe

And it’s all over Instagram.

EVERY ONCE IN a while, I find myself in a style rut. A wardrobe overflowing (literally!) with clothes yet I feel totally uninspired by the majority of them.

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In a perfect Marie Kondo world, I would fill bags and bags of clothes that no longer bring me joy and take them to the clothes bank.

But when your bank balance doesn’t allow you to replenish that wardrobe, I often end up hanging onto items that I might not necessarily love, but fulfil a purpose.

It’s a flawed system, I admit, but over the years, I’ve found ways to add love to pieces that I might have grown tired of and in a way that saves me some cash.

It’s not a new concept, but after years of reading magazine articles talking about the importance of accessorising, I finally began to listen.

Hats, belts, bags, sunglasses - I love the lot - but there is one accessory that myself and everyone else could not get enough of over the last few years and that’s earrings.

I’m not talking your standard 12-pack from Penneys but big, bold, statement earrings.

Yes, Pat Butcher became a surprising style icon for many of us recently, with everyone embellishing their earlobes with big and bright jewellery.

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Now, I’ve started to grow tired of the trend and have reverted back to my staple gold hoops, leaving a little room in my accessory drawer for something new.

Enter the statement hair clip.

You might have seen your favourite fashion influencers donning them on Instagram and now they’ve made it to the high street.

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The stylish ladies of the gram have been rocking theirs in loads of ways, but mainly front and centre (well, unless you have a side part then it’s front and side) and I have to admit I love it.

It’s not a look that everyone will enjoy and it definitely takes a little getting used to, but it adds the perfect amount of stylish interest to update any jaded look.

And 100 added bonus point because they're perfect for when you're trying to get an extra day out of your hair but your fringe isn't about that life. Just pop in a clip and you're ready for the road. 

 Here are five you can pick up now for a small (and budget) update to your wardrobe.

 

1. ASOS - €5.53

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2. New Look - €6.99 (two pack)

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3. & Other Stories - €9

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4. Zara - €4.95 (two pack) 

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5. Pretty Little Thing - €8

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6. Missguided - €6

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7. ASOS - €8.30 (four pack)

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