Bad hair days are something we all have suffered through. They are those days when no hairstyle will work, no bobby pins can save the day and even the go-to ponytail is looking a weak. On days like these, there a couple of options to remedy your uncooperative hair: the messy bun or a scarf-band. I’m sure there are other solutions that I am unaware of due to my lack of ability to make hair look cute (which is why I choose hair cuts that look somewhat styled on their own), but these are the ones that I have worked with.
Today’s Fashionista sports the second of these two options, which is the “scarf-band.” Similar to a headband, this is typically a square shaped scarf that is folded down to a thinner strip and tied around the head. There are also headbands made from scarf-like material that are easy to find at stores like Forever 21. American Apparel also has a wonderful assortment of printed twist scarves that can be tied in a bow or knot on top of your head, or in a simple thin or thick headband like way. The scarf-band look can be especially fun because of the variety of scarves to choose from, with prints ranging from a solid blue to colorfully abstract to floral. Depending on your mood, state of hair and the rest of your ensemble, adding a scarf can be a great accessory to add to an outfit. You can even combine two bad hair day solutions together and wear a scarf with a messy bun.
Accompanying her hair accessory, today’s Fashionista has put together a very stylishly laid back ensemble. Her T-strap flats, scarf and bag give off a vintage feel and her white dress is perfectly simple, but still unique with the scallopped detail around the hem. I also like the way she is wearing a button-down like a jacket (slight nod to the ‘90s), which is a good weight for the occasional summer breeze. The scarf she is wearing ties together perfectly with the warm tones in her button-down and has a great floral print. Though she claimed to be having a bad hair day, I would have never been able to tell because of her expertly worn scarf-band.
Spotted: While these scarves aren’t tied the same way as today’s Fashionista's, some of the models in Luca Luca’s spring 2012 ready-to-wear collection wore head scarves tied in another fool proof way for a bad hair day.