As we head into summer, it becomes more and more important to find trends that are as easy-to-wear as they are stylish, which is why we are so smitten with the latest accessory trend to pop up on our radar: fabric headbands. After all, not only are fabric headbands a quick way to change up your outfit, but they can help you out on a bad hair day—that means double the benefits! Even better, with brands like Marc Jacobs and top tastemakers like Rihanna and Taylor Swift on board, there is inspiration aplenty, so click through to today’s Accessory Report for all the details on how to make this trend your very own.
Who is trying this trend?
We think of Rihanna as a leader, not a follower, so we weren’t surprised to see that she was one of the first to try this trend. Yes, all the way back in January, Rihanna was spotted out and about in West Hollywood wearing a blue knotted head band that accentuated the blues in her outfit. A few months later, in April, Lana Del Rey was spotted at a basketball game in Los Angeles wearing a yellow headband that added a girly touch to her otherwise boyish ensemble. The following week, Nicole Richie was photographed out in West Hollywood wearing a cow-print scarf with her ethnic-print jumpsuit, evoking thoughts of the bohemian ensembles Nicole used to wear back in 2006. Finally, just last week, Taylor Swift wore a polka-dot headband while out shopping in Los Angeles, a piece that added a playful touch to her chic ensemble.
How are they styling it?
One of the best things about this particular accessory trend is that there are no rules—you are free to play as much or as little as you want. For instance, you could follow in the footsteps of Taylor and use your headband to bring out the playful side of your personality and add a fun twist to your outfit. Or, you could take notes from Nicole and use your headband to emphasize a part of your personality; in this case, Nicole has used her headband to accentuate her bohemian tendencies. You could take the lead from Lana and use your headband to balance out your outfit—not to mention to tame a thick mane! Or you could do as Rihanna has done and make your headband part of your outfit—just make sure you pick likeminded colors. There are so many ways to style this look, so just pick the one that is right for you and that stays true to your personal style.
How can I make this look my own?
If you already thought this accessory trend was good, it is about to get better because this trend is perfect for girls on a budget. With that said, there are plenty of luxe options on the market, so we have picked a variety of styles that will suit girls of every budget. On the high end of the scale, we like Lanvin’s Crepe-Jersey Turban Headband ($500)—oh-so chic!—and Missoni’s Zigzag Crochet-Knit Headband ($135). Further down the scale, we love Eugenia Kim’s Sonia Headband ($77) as it is conveniently pre-tied. We also like Eugenia Kim’s Natalia Print Turban Headband ($99)—this is a brand that knows what it is doing! Last, but certainly not least, if you are on a budget, make sure you check out Johnny Loves Rosie’s Liberty Ditsy Headband ($31), Topshop’s Tribal Headband ($16), Free People’s Bow Headband ($18), and ModCloth’s Twist on the Ordinary Headband ($14). Happy shopping!
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