China’s latest fashion trend

During our travels in China we noticed a really strong fashion trend going on. Sprout and other plant-related hairpins is this fall most popular accessory. Around 100 different designs are available for the unusual hair accessories and they are worn by all ages!

Everywhere we looked sprouts, grass, and flowers were blossoming from Chinese people’s heads – and nobody quite knows why.

The craze took off in Chengdu, the capital of China’s southwestern Sichuan province, sometime in early September. How it began isn’t clear, but now men, women, and children can all be seen with plastic plants growing out of their heads. The pins sell for around 1 USD.

After spending 1 month in China, we actually started coinciding with this weird trend and decided to rock the fake plastic plants ourselves – (h/t: CNN)

Cute isn’t it?

And that guy is definitely rocking it….

And from the back…

If you don’t fancy beansprouts, you can achieve the same look with a mini flower

We had to take part in this weird Chinese trend


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    October 24, 2015 at 11:06 am

    Hahahaha! I can’t wait to jump on this band wagon when the trend reaches Europe… if it ever reaches Europe 😉 China seems to want to challenge Japan in extreme fashion trends!
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    October 26, 2015 at 9:12 am

    Ahahah this is soo interesting! I love posts based on personal experiences and sights! And I must say, you really ARE rocking it it guys! lol

    But, seriously, if I saw this i would be freaked out! lol

    Great post, love your web site! Keep up good work! :))
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      Ása Steinarsdóttir
      November 6, 2015 at 9:46 am

      Thank you for the kind words Jovan 😀
      In the beginning it freaked us out a bit, but then literally everyone wearing it in China! Both old and young, men and women! 🙂
      So wearing it as well is a great way to fit in in China, haha!
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    Victoria@ The British Berliner
    October 31, 2015 at 7:13 am

    ‘Love it! So funny and yet so weird. But you know what, if it ever reaches Europe, I wouldn’t mind rocking it too!
    So, so weird LOL!
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    November 2, 2015 at 3:01 am

    Y’all are too cute! That’s one quirky trend, but I kind of like it because it makes me smile. XOXO, Erin
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    Harswardhan Azad Singh
    May 9, 2016 at 6:59 am


    Very nice post shared by you.

    Got surprised knowing the China’s latest fashion trend, it seems that they are supporting nature. It looks very wierd and also its eye-catching. Sprouts and tiny flowers as hairpin’s and weared all by men, women and even kids.

    It is cute, but still its weird, if its for good cause then well enough as nowadays we are facing a serious problem of global warming, due to cut down and mmodification of tree’s and other natural resources. Its a good way to support it and make people think about it. Although its good and cute to be used.

    Thanks for sharing it with us.
    Have a nice day.

    ~ Harshwardhan
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    street fashion
    August 29, 2016 at 10:49 am

    Normally I wouldn’t look twice at the jumper but that one is adorable! And I love how you paired those floral pumps with the black dress…not sure I would have thought of that but now I want to be brave and try something similar.

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