Hair accessories and head gear are a great way to update your look. Although these have been big for a while in the US - thanks to celebs such as Nicole Richie and Mischa Barton, who, incidentally, is launching her own headband line - the trend has only now made its way onto the streets of Hong Kong. And unlike other fashion trends, it's easy to incorporate a statement hair accessory or edgy hat into your daily look. For a look that's a bit more unusual, forgo boring headbands and opt for a fascinator with rhinestones, lace or feathers. I spotted Sitamon (far right) in the busy streets of Tsim Sha Tsui and she immediately stood out despite her all-black outfit, thanks to the peacock-feather fascinator tucked into her hair. It transformed her plain look into something chic and unique. I also like that her fascinator is versatile and can be worn as a brooch. And although she's wearing only black, she has cleverly played with different textures - a wool-mix short sleeve dress, quilted patent leather chain bag and a pair of Chanel ballerina flats - and finished it off with a vibrant acrylic skull ring and necklace to add an urban edge. Hats, in contrast, are much easier to wear than fascinators and take less courage to sport in public. Knitted beanies, French berets and Russian-style fur hats are all hit items for the winter as seen on the designer catwalks. I like how Karen (below) has chosen a knit beanie that matches the colour of her hair. Just like Sitamon, she has dressed in a muted colour palette, but her eye-catching beanie and decorative tights easily upgrade this casual outfit into a stylish one. One thing to consider when looking for hats is your hair colour. Avoid anything shimmering or embellished as this can look over-the-top on most hair colours. Try to stick to a subtle colour palette and opt for more refined designs. It's also important to find a hat that suits your face shape. A fedora works on most, but the key is to try as many styles as possible. Avoid stuffing your hair inside your hat, and leave bangs or wisps around your face. To hunt down some cool headgear visit Lane Crawford (Shop 100, Ocean Terminal, 3 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, tel: 2118-3428) for some wide peacock feather headbands that are super stylish. Japanese brand Pageboy has some Russian-style fur hats with cute fur balls attached (Shop 517, Times Square, Causeway Bay, tel: 2506 0186). Also check out the white and baby pink wool berets from Kangol (LOG-ON, Festival Walk, UG Level, Unit 01, Kowloon Tong, tel: 2265 5333), along with the wool mix ivy caps and checked newsboy caps.