Hair Flowers That Will Bring a Hint of June to Your January — Because Who's Tired of Winter Already?

Hands up: Who else is tired of winter already? Sure, winter has its appeal — the idea of curling up under the blankets with a steaming mug of cocoa and a good winter book is a comforting thought. But the reality for most of us is that we still have to go out and brave the elements every day. For many, the short daylight hours can be a real struggle, and we begin counting down the moments until spring arrives, bringing with it more sunlight, color and a better mood in general. Not to mention, brighter floral apparel and accessories.

I am one such person. For me, winter means grey skies, dark days, way too much rain and not nearly enough snow for my liking (snow being the one thing that I find makes the season a little more bearable). I find winter a challenging time in many ways, but the lack of color in particular is something that truly bothers me. Winter is like the opening scenes in The Wizard of Oz when Dorothy is still in Kansas, and the world is in black and white. Summer only begins when she arrives in Oz and becomes saturated with every hue imaginable.

It is for this reason that I take extra effort to inject as much color as possible into my winter wardrobe, and while it can be tricky to find clothes that are up to the challenge, one accessory is guaranteed to perform every time: hair flower accessories.

Adding a flower or two to my hair makes me feel instantly brighter and more cheerful, and the effect can be contagious. If you want to add a touch of summer to your life this winter, here are some gorgeous flowers to help you do just that.

by Sarah Martindale

Chartreuse Marigolds

These vintage marigolds re-purposed to create a beautiful hair clip are perfect for an understated look.

Green Hair Flower Clip, $24,

Pink Poppy

This oversized poppy is perfect if you really want something bright and cheery.

Pink Oversized Poppy Flower Hair Clip, $6,

Magenta Morning Glory

Try a double bloom for double the color.

Magenta Purple Morning Glory Flower Hair Clip, $8,

Cherries and Lime

Orchids, a violet, cherries and a butterfly: It doesn’t get much more summery than this stunning piece.

Cherries and Lime Flower, $12,

Triple Orchid

Available in pink or in white, this triple orchid clip is sure to brighten the darkest of days.

Triple Orchid Hair Flower Clip, $16,

Tan Peony Garland

This garland headband is perfect for fans of more muted hues.

Tan Peony Garland Headwrap, $15,

Black Dahlia

Not big on bright colors? This black dahlia could be just the thing. The butterfly is detachable so you have several options on how to wear this piece.

Black Dahlia Hair Flower Clip and Pin with Butterfly, $8,

Teal Shabby Chic

This teal flower also incorporates lace and a subtle sparkle.

Teal Hair Flower, $6,

Roses and Marigolds

This Frida Kahlo inspired headband is a work of art. Handmade to order, this piece will definitely attract attention.

Viva Frida! Flower Band, $44,