Hair clips were considered bridal or kids' prerogative for a while. Unless you were in a wedding dress or under the age of 10, the only option for a ponytail was limited to a thin black band.
Now it is time to break out of that mold. Think big and look for a clip that is gold or silver and is decorated lavishly with stones or shiny alternatives. Part the hair in the middle and clip both sides as seen in the recent Versace and Simone Rocha shows. Avoid the slick look. Instead, leave your hair slightly undone or do a little wave.