It might be 13 years since preppy-meets-glam Blaire and her arsenal of headbands popped on all our screens in Gossip Girl, but the trend is very much still alive in 2020 - and we'd love to seize Blaire's ultra-vast collection. This season (and the one before, and probably the one after) calls for an upgraded headband game. Decked with sparkles and pearls, braided, twisted, oversize or swanky in velvet, headbands are everywhere, from the runways to the high-street. How to wear them what to pair them with? If this particular trend is not yet vibing with you, these next style tips are sure to turn you into a headband convert.
1. Doll up in Pearls
If there's one gem that we keep on seeing on the runways this season, it's definitely the June birthstone, aka pearls. And the headbands are no exception - decked with dainty pearls, combined with crystals and sparkles or featuring large statement pearls, ornate is IN. For a sophisticated look with a fresh twist, grab a lush velvet headband enriched with the gems of the sea. Polish the look with a pair of pearl earrings, or, even better, with a matching pearl set.
2. Go Boho with a Messy Bun
Taking the headband trend from the polished & elegant side of the spectrum all the way to casual galore with hippie flair. A wide headband in a boho print and a messy bun go hand in hand when you're out running errands on the weekend, especially when paired with denim. The verdict: the kind of style that will take you from brunch with friends to the farmer's market with ease - and it's pretty much the best solution out there for bad hair days. This look works best with medium to long hair, choppy bobs and everything in between.
3. Soft & Feminine
You love bohemian vibes and you're all about dolling up for special occasions, but a quintessential feminine look is what is calling you on most days. If so, this next one has your name written on it. For a spring-ready look that will take you everywhere from weddings to romantic dates, here's a recipe that can't go wrong: grab a twisted headband in a soft pastel hue, pair it up with statement dangle earrings, soft large waves and a V-neckline dress in matching pastels.
4. Pair Them up with Retro Shades
When this beauty is not sporting her trademark turbans, she's all about the headband trend. In true Eva Mendes fashion, rock a wrapped scarf around your hair with a pair of retro shades, for a look that carries strong 50s vibes with timelessly chic flair. Take the look to the next level with the addition of a bright poppy red lipstick if you're determined to make a statement or go soft like Eva in warm pink.
5. Get Your Smoky Eye on
Another look inspired from the past, that's still current and fresh? YES! Step 1: Grab a dark headband in a matte finish. Step 2: Opt for a loose bun with slightly undone waves. Step 3: Go all out on a seductive makeup look in charcoal and browns, paired up with a nude lip. Playing up your eyes with a classic smoky works perfectly with color-coordinated hairbands for a look that is reminiscent of the late 60s, but with a modern twist.