We Couldn’t Tell the Difference Between $3 and $300 Barrettes. Can You?

Barrettes are quite possibly the biggest accessory trend this spring, so it comes as little surprise that we’re finding them everywhere, from Amazon to Moda Operandi and Nordstrom. While the prices for these pieces can vary from a few bucks to a couple of Benjamins, we can barely tell the difference between the bargain clip and the luxury designer accessory. Can you?

Test your barrette knowledge, then scroll down to the key for answers…and shop them, while you’re at it.

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Pearl Snap Clips

Maybe the most Instagrammed hair accessory…ever?

Get the look: Barrette 1; Barrette 2


Rhinestone Bobby Pins

The easiest style to rock if you’re new to the hair accoutrement trend (use them just like regular old bobby pins).

Get the look: Barrette 3; Barrette 4

Amazon/Moda Operandi

Marbled Resin Clips

When you want to wear more than one barrette, these sets are the way to go. Bonus points for a fun marble finish.

Get the look: Barrette 5; Barrette 6


Pearl Bobby Pins

Brides have been rocking these for years, but they’re too cute to reserve for just one day.

Get the look: Barrette 7; Barrette 8


Gold Bar Clip

From half-up looks to French twists, there’s nothing these chic barrettes can’t jazz up.

Get the look: Barrette 9; Barrette 10

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Barrette 1: 8 Other Reasons ($30); Barrette 2: Kchies ($8)

Barrette 3: Kitsch ($12); Barrette 4: Kenneth Jay Lane ($95)

Barrette 5: Gafree ($14); Barrette 6: 8 Other Reasons ($86)

Barrette 7: Lelet NY ($128); Barrette 8: Swyss ($4)

Barrette 9: Charlotte Chesnais ($315); Barrette 10: Ficcare ($38)