It’s not that I fear color, but I prefer a muted palette. Army green, charcoal gray, classic neutral and midnight black consistently make their way into my wardrobe despite the season. To prevent these melancholy color combinations from overshadowing my generally upbeat personae, I always add a slight hint of color. This season, mustard yellows, burgundy reds and burnt oranges exude the essence of fall with their matte luster and cool undertones.
Unfortunately, I have found it hard to embrace these elegant hues with the oddly high temperatures and overbearing humidity. As a result, I have spotted most fall fashions stuck in a transitional phase between the bold shades of summer and the subdued tints of fall. To my surprise (and utter delight), I spotted this Fashionista fully embodying my ideal seasonal palette from her faded army green shorts to her Aztec-inspired headband. Although weather appropriate, she channels the fervor of fall with neutral notions: a white laced top, army-inspired cut-offs and slouchy black boots.
The best part about this look? The headband. It adds the perfect addition of color with those ever-so-subtle shades of orange and yellow. And better yet, she doesn’t have to worry about dreaded flyaways and unmanageable frizz. The thick, turban-like appearance of the headband offers the strength and stability needed to tame her thick blonde locks.
I personally love a great headband—especially when my long hair looks more unruly than usual. It’s relatively easy to work into any ensemble and more often than not, it looks better than the average baseball hat. Even the master of sophistication and class, yes I’m talking about Oscar de la Renta, showcased his fall 2012 collection complete with bedazzled headbands. Although stunning on the runway, I prefer the cloth kind that can serve as a modern-day turban. Free People has an impeccable selection from printed to knitted to embellished. I am obsessed with the Dee Embellished Turban for its classic pairing of black and gold with hints of turquoise. Wear your band as a statement piece with an otherwise ordinary outfit or simply as a mane-taming mechanism. Either way, you’re bound to turn heads.