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SO MANY PEARLS: These Derby Day hair looks are your ultimate party season inspiration.

This weekend, Melbourne’s finest celebrities and influencers braved Melbourne’s not-so-fine weather for the first race day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival, AAMI Victoria Derby Day.

Among the many very large hats and black and white outfits, we couldn’t help but notice a fun and extremely versatile hair trend from the day on our Instagram feeds.

Pearl headbands and pearl hair accessories.

You can find some spring racing fashion inspiration in the Style Street video below. Post continues after video.

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Model and Keep It Cleaner co-founder Steph Claire Smith wore a pearl headband by Amber Sceats to Saturday’s event, while 2019 Myer Fashions on the Field Ambassador Crystal Kimber chose a Rebecca Share Millinery pearl and black tulle headpiece.

Jewellery designer, podcaster and contributing writer Laura Byrne also wore a custom Jeanette Maree headpiece and belt, whereas model and Keep It Cleaner co-founder Laura Henshaw had a few subtle pearls peaking out from underneath her black structured hat by Sylvy Earl.

Pearl clips and hair barrettes were also worn by the likes of model Rebecca Harding and former Masterchef contestant Justine Schofield.

 

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Now, pearl hair accessories aren’t new.

But the trend did pop up earlier in the racing season at Melbourne’s Caulfield Cup, with celebs including model Jessica Gomes and former Love Island Australia contestant Tayla Damir opting for pearl-embellished headwear.

 

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The best bit about pearl hair accessories is just how easy they are to wear to your next fancy event. Think: weddings, hens days, baby showers, Christmas parties, New Year’s Eve or just lounging on the couch if you feel like it.

We’ve rounded up some of the very best pearl-embellished headbands on the internet below to make your life that bit easier.

ASOS Graduating Pearls Headband, $24.

ASOS Graduating Pearls Headband
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Sportsgirl Pearl Headband, $19.95.

Sportsgirl Pearl Headband
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ASOS DESIGN Headband with Pearl Embellishment, $40.

ASOS DESIGN Headband with Pearl Embellishment
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Sportsgirl La Dolce Vita Headband, $29.95.

Sportsgirl La Dolce Vita Headband
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Supré Pearl Headband, $10

Supré Pearl Headband
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Pixie's Bows Velvet Pearl Headband, $45.

Pixie's Bows Velvet Pearl Headband
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Amber Sceats Avery Headband, $199.

Amber Sceats Avery Headband
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Showpo Waiting For You Headband In Cream And Pearl, $24.95.

Showpo Waiting For You Headband In Cream And Pearl
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Johnny Loves Rosie Jewel Pearl Headband, $58.

Johnny Loves Rosie Jewel Pearl Headband
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Baublebar Robin Pearl Headband, $65.

Baublebar Robin Pearl Headband
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Morgan & Taylor Perla Headpiece, $49.95.

Morgan & Taylor Perla Headpiece
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Avenue Love Street Alice Band, $69.

Avenue Love Street Alice Band
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Forever New Alexa Pearl Baroque Headband, $49.99.

Forever New Alexa Pearl Baroque Headband
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If you're not keen on channelling Blair Waldorf or have been burnt by one too many tight-fitting headbands before, you can still get in on the trend with pearl clips.

From chic single pearl slides to big eff off pearl clips, any of these would make an excellent addition to your next fancy outfit.

IOZA Letter A Hair Clip, $39.

IOZA Letter A Hair Clip
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Pieces Pearl Scrunchie, $12.

Pieces Pearl Scrunchie
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Rubi Greer Pearl Hair Barrette, $6.99.

Rubi Greer Pearl Hair Barrette
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Johnny Loves Rosie Large Pearl Embellished Hair Barrette Bow, $38.

Johnny Loves Rosie Large Pearl Embellished Hair Barrette Bow
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Rubi 2Pk Pearl Triangle Hair Slides, $9.99.

Rubi 2Pk Pearl Triangle Hair Slides
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Avenue Set of 3 Stardust Pins, $59.

Avenue Set of 3 Stardust Pins
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Baublebar Scarlett Pearl Hair Clip Set, $45.

Baublebar Scarlett Pearl Hair Clip Set
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Reliquia Set Of Two Audrey Clips, $49.

Reliquia Set Of Two Audrey Clips
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Ivory Knot Pearl Hair Clip, $100.

Ivory Knot Pearl Hair Clip
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Would you try this Derby Day hair trend? Tell us your thoughts in the comments!

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