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Here’s the problem with “see now, buy now” fashion shows: They’re only “buy now” if you can actually afford the (usually very expensive) clothes and accessories coming down those runways — which, let’s face it, rules out a whole lot of shoppers.
But my favorite of the many trends that popped up at this past week’s shows happens to be incredibly affordable. As in, you can get it for less than five bucks at your local craft store.
Following its moment in the spotlight on the Golden Globes red carpet and on Glossier’s gift sets, black ribbon has popped up at a number of shows these past few days, worn in several different ways. At Tory Burch, wide swaths of black velvet were tied around low, center-parted ponytails:
And at Marchesa, similar velvet bows topped off high chignons:
The trend extends far beyond beauty, though. Check out the bows that were affixed with sparkly brooches and pinned to models’ collars at Lela Rose (so Blair Waldorf!):
And Marchesa’s bow-tied belts and chokers (you didn’t really think we’d make it through Fashion Week without a choker or two, did you?):
Sure, it's only a matter of time until designers churn out $100 versions of the trend — but if you’re an avid crafter, you might already own plenty of ribbon with which to recreate the look. If not, Amazon’s got you covered:
As does Michaels:
Now go forth, put a bow on it, and consider yourselves officially “on trend” for fall 2017.