Best Bet: Sylvain Le Hen Gold Barrette

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Back in the late nineties, girls would sweep up their hair into messy interpretations of a French twist, complete with perfectly arranged face-framing bangs. You could fasten it with a claw or you could clamp it with a barrette. Consider this Sylvain Le Hen version to be a 2013 upgrade on the latter. The extra-long, sleek, and minimal gold clip is perfect for keeping hair off the nape of your neck during warm summer days, and it can work equally as well for crafting chic and easy evening styles.  

Sylvain Le Hen XL gold barrette, $65 at La Garçonne