November is finally here, and with it are the first inklings of the winter months. As we approach the shiny, sparkly and lighthearted December, styles all around us are changing accommodate new needs – mainly, the need for warmth! Fashionistas all over northern college campuses are bundling up and doing it in style to make sure that winter looks just as fabulous as all the seasons before it.
This lovely Fashionista I found around the residence halls of Drexel’s campus exemplifies the new needs for warmth in a tightly bundled ensemble that makes us wish for the winter. She wears a gray chunky scarf with a pair of tall boots and coat, accompanied by a simple yet significant head wrap as her go-to accessory. With the dry cold air prompting Fashionistas to find stylish ways to tuck their hair away, headscarves or thick headbands provide a perfect standby accessory for those of us running out the door in ponytails on November and December mornings. Her headscarf is a bright blue, giving the grim morning a pop of color in an otherwise neutral outfit.
The great thing about a look accentuated by a headscarf or headband is the versatility. A girl can wear muted, feminine headbands to work or professional events, or wear a Rosie the Riveter style headscarf on a lazy day complemented by an easy splash of lipstick or eyeliner. A headband can be a great accessory with an updo or loose locks by helping to hide and maintain flyaways and creating volume up by the crown of the head. Not everyone is into beehives of Amy Winehouse proportions, but a nice volume kick is flattering to any face shape and is especially lovely on retro styled ensembles.
One way to wear a headscarf like this Fashionista is to find a printed scarf you adore, twisting it into a band you can tie around your head and voila! With a little teasing and hairspray on your hair, you’ve got a low maintenance and stylish addition to any day’s look. This turban from Anthropologie lends a rustic and country vibe to your updo, while this glamorous rhinestone turban from Free People brings out the Daisy Buchanan in us all.
Spotted: Band of Outsiders showed knit turbans at their fall 2013 ready-to-wear show.