To be honest, it's easy to get stumped with hairstyle ideas, especially in the morning, when you're too frazzled to think creatively. When all else fails, we often turn to the default 'do every girl has mastered—the ponytail. But there's actually a genius trick to elevate your basic look that requires almost zero effort: tie a ribbon or fasten a bow.

Yes, that simple strip of colored cloth can add a bit of "oomph". Here are the prettiest ideas that will inspire you to wear ribbons daily!

A navy blue velvet ribbon adds a classy touch.

Mix preppy and boho by tying a thick striped ribbon around a messy ponytail.

Look retro with this powerful trio: Colored ribbon, high ponytail, and micro bangs.

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Polka dots give a retro feel, too!

Relive your '80s childhood by placing a white bow on your ponytail.

Adorn a high bun with a pink silk bow for a dainty effect.

A classy fascinator can be the highlight of your outfit!

Make a braided bun look extra with a thin black ribbon.

Organza bows around pigtail buns are ridiculously cute!

Dress up an undone bun with a black ribbon loosely tied around it.

Black ribbon and a low ponytail make for a classic look.

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