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4 Ways to Wear a Ribbon

Inspiration is everywhere, you just have to be open to finding it! A while back, I treated myself to a little something from Chanel, and as I was breaking down the shopping bag to throw it out, I grabbed the ribbon that was used to tie up the bag. It was just too pretty to get rid of and suddenly, inspiration struck! I starting thinking of all the ways I could use the ribbon as an accessory to add onto my wardrobe. I saw so many girls wearing it as their street style during fashion week.  They simply used simple ribbons like this one and tied it onto their hair to their bags, and even as chokers! So, here are 4 chic ways to wear a ribbon:

1. The Hair Tie

A total classic! To do this, I used a regular hair tie to put my hair in a low pony-tail, then I looped the ribbon through the hair tie, wrapped it a few times and then tied it into a bow or a knot. The looping step is the most important, as this helps the ribbon stay in place and not slip off your hair. I love the preppy element it adds to any look.



2. The Choker

Wearing a choker is such an easy way to finish off a look. It’s the cherry on top! I messed around with the ribbon a few times before I decided that having the ribbon tie at the back of my neck was my favorite. I really love the way this look finished off a classic white button down.



3. Laces

This might be one of my favorites! Sneakers are everywhere right now, so I loved being able to give my current favorite pair of white kicks a little personal touch! To get the ribbon to look like this, I took the regular laces out of the top two holes on either side and tucked them down the tongue. Then, I laced the ribbon through the top two holes and tied it like in a bow! Disclaimer: this is totally not functional at all- just pretty! Lol!


4. Bag Handle

Last but not least, I tied my ribbon on one of my lady-like top handle bags (like this one here). A lot of women use scarves to achieve this look, but I love the way it looked with my ribbon! It adds a bit of texture and a little bit of whimsy to such a classic accessory.

What do you guys think? Let me know in the comments below which of these is your favorite!



  • Mariana Isaac says:

    My favorite is the hair tie!!!!! so classy and gives you that extra touch that makes perfect your outfit!! I’ll always love it!!!

  • Omg I love how creative you are! My favorite one was the sneaker lace! 🙂 I also remember Brittany from Thrifts and Threads sporting the Chanel ribbon as a hair tie not too long ago, love both your blogging styles


  • Ashley says:

    Such a unique post! Definitely taking notes!


  • Time to make use of all these meters of Chanel ribbon in my drawer haha! Thank you so much for the ideas Chriselle! I really can’t pick a favourite, would wear it in all styles you suggest! 🙂
    Hope you’re doing great!

  • Sharon says:

    You are so creative😍I an so proud to discover your youtube channel followed by your blog💟

  • Love it! Great use of a simple ribbon!

  • Liena Snow says:

    Thank you for sharing these ideas!
    Creativity in style can be found all around us!
    Much love xx

  • Belen says:

    Such an inspirational post, thanks for the ideas!!! The first one is sooo cute I love it!

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  • Elizabeth says:

    Loving these little tips, especially the sneaker one! Haha who knew these little ribbons can work as shoe laces as well? Although they’re not functional, the look will still make for great photographs! <3 🙂 Thank you for sharing all of the little tips/tricks!

    XO, Elizabeth

  • Kiri says:

    What a few great ideas.
    You could use scarves as well.
    I think I like the bag ribbon idea best.

    Set to Glow

  • Ok, but a Chanel ribbon is the only kind worth wearing lol

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  • Liva says:

    amazing photos, creative ideas, love it!!



  • This is so ingenious! I love it <3


  • Savannah says:

    These four ways are so adorable! x http://www.justsavxnnah.com

  • Akshaya says:

    Omg I love how creative you are! My favorite one was the sneaker lace! 🙂 I also remember Brittany from Thrifts and Threads sporting the Chanel ribbon as a hair tie not too long ago, love both your blogging styles 🙂



  • Alyssa Amato says:

    Oh I love how you tied the Chanel ribbon on your sneakers!! So cute! xx


  • Magda says:

    Love this trend, thanka for sharing your ideas!


  • Jennifer says:

    I would have never thought about using the ribbon as a shoe lace. Very creative. 🙂

  • Such a great idea to use the ribbon! I love adding ribbon to my hair and this one is so chic! x


  • Jandrew says:

    This a great post. Inspiration can come from the simplest places!Keep our eyes and minds open and great things can happen!
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    I love this, so inspiring! Great ideas!


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  • Marianne says:

    Absolutely loving it as a hair tie – so cute 🙂

  • rhe says:

    so pretty!! my fav is the shoelace look!!!


  • Mireia says:

    WOW! Absolutely love it!

    Mireia from TGL

  • Fatou Diaw says:

    this is so cool. thank you for the tips!

  • Natali says:

    Ribbon in hair or around the bag handle are my favourite ways to wear it!


  • luise says:

    Nice overture…i like it, i really do. Actually i agree totally. this post shows that creativity is infinite because infinite are the ways to express it. I have never thought about “4 ways to tie a ribbon” and that s pretty cool to discover that you have found it. I mean there can be so many other (sorry) more important things to discover that i have never thought of that’s consolatory to know that there is still something in this word unsaid and undone.

  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    Always a very beautiful idea! 🙂

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