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Headband Trends: How to rock this style

Headbands are a thing. As we have covered, the hair trends of our youth are back.  From flip clips, barrettes, and now headbands. They are all the rage.

Headbands, unlike the others convey a specific look. A bit regal meets little girl depending on how you wear them.

To avoiding shifting either way too far with this trend I think they pair best with a few options of outfits.

First, you can do a slightly powerful cut dress/blazer.  The one I’m wearing here is chic, nicely cut, and allows the headband to add a bit of femininity to the look. It’s not styled overly girly, and the modern silhouette seems new, not like I’m rehashing my favorite childhood photo.

Padded headbands are specifically the rage right now ( if you want to learn more about padded headbands click on this post here).. But if you want a safer, more manageable trend to embrace- any headband will suffice.. But, the real trend is the highly padded headbands. Almost crown-like.

These headbands go best with simpler silhouettes.  Pick one element to add volume/drama (independent of the headband). In my look here it was a strong, slightly padded shoulder.

I think a puff sleeve dress could also pair really well with this trend, however, be prepared to skew a bit 80s with that look.

The other option is to keep it really simple.  Jeans, a tee-shirt, and a relaxed blazer- AND your very padded headband. The simpler the outfit, the more the headband will take center stage.

 

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Headbands are chic, simply put.  If you wear them correctly you add elegance to your outfit.  But, this trend has polarized a lot of people and I’ve read hundreds of comments questioning their use by fellow bloggers.

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I don’t agree that every trend is for every person.   I do believe some version is applicable to each person’s sense of style, if they choose to embrace it.

For my head/face shape I absolutely cannot pull off a baseball cap.  I’ve tried.. I’ve tried baseball logo caps ( more traditional caps) to girly satin pink baseball caps.. Neither style really worked with me.  I like the idea, but it just never felt right. (nor did it look right)

So I understand why a lot of people might be reticent to dive into this slightly more difficult trend.

It is a lot of look.  So I suggest starting off more simple. Scared of a 3cm high headband? Start with a basic black headband (skinny or flat 1.5 in) and see if you like the look.

Pay attention to the height of the padding, the one I am wearing is .8 in thick/high.  Adjust accordingly for the look you want (more or less than the one I’m wearing).

Personally, I think the .8 is the perfect starter padded headband.. If you love it….

Then, upgrade.

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So here are easy styling ideas for the headband:

Tonal looks- you can do black jeans, black turtleneck (or tee) and a black padded headband.  Pair that with a pair of black ankle boots and you will beyond chic!

Feminine looks- try a padded headband with a long sleeve maxi dress for a feminine and romantic take.

Masculine look- try a headband with an oversized (men’s) blazer and tights.  It’s on-trend and perfect to accessorize the headband with. 

Casual look- Try a pair of jeans and a sweatshirt ( i like buying a Large size boy’s sweatshirt for this look) and a padded or flat headband.  You can pair this with chunky sneakers or with a more classic flat. 

Evening look- Silk slip dresses with a padded headband is a perfect combination. Add a pair of strappy heels or sleek heeled mules and you are good to go. 

 

So let’s break this down….

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COMMENTS
  • sonia

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    um this headband trend is amazing and i love all the options you give!!

    March 16, 2019
  • jane peterson

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    BEAUTIFUL! love these shots so so much

    March 16, 2019
    • admin

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      thanks so much

      March 17, 2019
    • admin

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      THank you!

      March 17, 2019
  • ashley

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    gorgeous girl, can’t wait to try this trend out. Totally get the baseball cap thing too, can’t wear them to save my life 🤪

    March 16, 2019
    • admin

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      i know! i can’t either 🤔

      March 17, 2019
  • elizabeth

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    Such affordable trends, thank you!!

    March 17, 2019
    • admin

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      You’re welcome! glad you like them!

      March 17, 2019
  • nikki doerest

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    where is this in nyc? you should do a post on locations, i love when bloggers do that!

    March 17, 2019
    • admin

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      It’s on mercer street, thats a great idea, I will try to compile something soon!

      March 17, 2019
  • emily lucian

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    obsessed with these type of headbands, thanks for sourcing a cheaper option! i don’t want to spend $150 on a trendy headband 🤪

    March 19, 2019
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