ACCESSORIES REPORT: Headbands Over Heels

Accessories Report

As the grass peaks out from the muddied snow, we catch glimpses of the spring to come. A carpet of emerald green will be rolled out for us, the birds will return once more and the flowers will begin to bloom. As the hemlines get shorter and the colors become brighter, the monotony that is winter will melt into a pool of dreary grays, dull browns and ashy charcoals. Winter is great, but gear up Fashionistas and Fashionistos. Spring is about to arrive.

With spring comes the time to let down our hair from our tight topknots and securely fastened ponytails. Although we can let it all hang loose, the constant wind and rain serve as a major problem. Hair will whip against your face and wrap around your cheeks, but let’s just remember that it’s an easy fix with a simple headband. The headband is a beautiful thing and I myself am guilty of hoarding an entire bin devoted to them in my dorm room. They work with just about any hairstyle — messy buns, braids, you name it! They can embellish any outfit by adding pops of color and detail and it’s notoriously good for disguising bad hair days into great ones. No matter what your hairstyle is, it can stylishly tame any wild mane.

This Fashionista hit the trend right on the spot with her beautiful headband. The aged-bronze helps to emphasize the details and crevices of the metal piece while also serving to add a vintage look to her outfit. The leaves molded onto the top of the headband are delicate enough to complement the floral chiffon tank top that’s neatly tucked into her wine-red jeans. The denim shirt layered over not only makes the outfit interesting, but it maintains the laid-back rustic look that she’s going for. Between the calamine pinks on her shirt, merlot red on her pants and beige tones in her on-trend retro oxfords, the headband works to emphasize the warm tones in her overall ensemble, tying everything together into a neat, stylish package.

Whether you have short, long, curly or straight hair, headbands will go great with whatever style you decide to rock. If you love the urban grunge look, pair up your cropped rocker tank with this studded piece over your sock bun. It’s tough, it’s modern and most importantly, stylish. If you’d like something a little more vintage like this Fashionista, try this intricate piece with your favorite floral shirt. If you’re having one of your infamous “comfy days,” make it a little dressier by pairing your loose-knitted sweater with this perfectly patterned headband. It’ll add a little embellishment to liven up your ensemble. From dazzling golds to bold stripes, headbands come in all different shapes and styles. Although the variety can be a little overwhelming at times, experiment and try one that fits your own personal style!

Spotted: This trend took over the runway in Donna Karan’s spring 2013 ready-to-wear collection!

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