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Headband Trends: How to rock this style

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.


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.


So let’s break this down….

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For starter headbands (less padding and no padding options)

For padded headbands (like the one I’m wearing)

What do you think of this headband trend? Will you be partaking?

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Wednesday 6th of January 2021

thanks a lot! i personally like a flat and thin headband but these really helped me know how to wear it


Wednesday 6th of January 2021

Thank you! I love those type of headbands too!

emily lucian

Tuesday 19th of March 2019

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

nikki doerest

Sunday 17th of March 2019

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


Sunday 17th of March 2019

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


Sunday 17th of March 2019

Such affordable trends, thank you!!


Sunday 17th of March 2019

You're welcome! glad you like them!


Saturday 16th of March 2019

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 🤪


Sunday 17th of March 2019

i know! i can't either 🤔