Brillant Hair Clips Are Best Worn On Their Own
A salesperson phoned me this morning and made me v. angry so I finished off a Polyvore set I had started yesterday to calm myself down. I actually wore a very similar outfit to this last night (my shoes are much nicer than these, but you get the idea). Now I feel much better. There's nothing like choosing accessories to focus the mind.
One thing you might notice in the outfits I put together is that if I choose an outstanding hair clip or hair band, I don't pair it with any jewellery. As a rule of thumb, you should only choose two accessories to go anywhere near your head. Any more than that and you start looking like a Christmas tree.
So if you're going for hair clips, you should choose either earrings or a necklace, but not both. If your jewellery needs to be centre of attention, then the hair clip should be small or subtle, toning in with your hair colour if possible.