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My Favorite Fashion Week Trend Costs Less Than Five Bucks

File this one under “cheap trends that look expensive.”

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Models backstage at Marchesa’s fall 2017 show.
Models backstage at Marchesa’s fall 2017 show.
Photo: Victor Virgile/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

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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:

Models walk the runway at the Tory Burch FW17 Show during New York Fashion Week at the Whitney Museum of American Art on February 14, 2017 in New York City. Photo: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Tory Burch

And at Marchesa, similar velvet bows topped off high chignons:

A model backstage after the Marchesa Ready to Wear Fall Winter 2017-2018 Fashion Show during New York Fashion Week on February 15, 2017 in New York City. Photo: Victor Virgile/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

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!):

Models pose backstage at the Lela Rose show during February 2017 New York Fashion Week at Loring Place on February 13, 2017 in New York City. Photo: Desiree Navarro/WireImage

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?):

A model walks the runway wearing Marchesa Fall 2017 during New York Fashion Week at Gallery 2, Skylight Clarkson Sq on February 15, 2017 in New York City. Photo: Thomas Concordia/WireImage
A model walks the runway at the Marchesa Ready to Wear Fall Winter 2017-2018 fashion show during New York Fashion Week on February 15, 2017 in New York City. Photo: Victor Virgile/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

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:

Laribbons 3/8" Wide Crushed Velvet Ribbon, $8.99 for 10 yards
Laribbons 3/8" Wide Crushed Velvet Ribbon, $8.99 for ten yards

As does Michaels:

Celebrate It 360° Black Velvet Ribbon - 3/8", $2.99 for three yards
Celebrate It 360° Black Velvet Ribbon - 3/8", $2.99 for three yards

And Target:

Spritz Decorative Ribbon, $3
Spritz Decorative Ribbon, $3

Now go forth, put a bow on it, and consider yourselves officially “on trend” for fall 2017.