Unzipped: How to.. Rock headbands in real life

If you’ve been on Instagram over the last week, you’ve probably glanced at one or two festival or Coachella related posts. There’s always the good and the ridiculously cliché, as with anything I guess. This year I felt like there was a pretty even mix of both. That being said, accessories stood out to me as some of the more inventive pieces donned by trendy concert-goers.

Headbands on the runway were shown in various forms throughout several Spring 2017 collections. Baja East fully embraced this trend with dyed, bandanna-like headbands adorning every model to top off each of the looks. This polished grunge effect spoke well to the overall narrative of the brand which reads luxury and leisure all at once. There were an array of jewel toned, turban style headbands at Gucci to mirror the ultra-chic 1970’s nightlife vibe. Other favorites like Creatures of the Wind and Dolce & Gabbana made notable contributions with thick, sporty bands and gem encrusted head pieces.

Now how do we make this look functional for day to day wear? Styling you hair couldn’t be simpler: leave your hair down, and let the headband do the talking. These pieces make for perfect add-ons when the humidity spikes and your tresses have a life of their own (you’ll thank me in a few weeks). I love twisted turban-like bands from Eugenia Kim and Gucci to throw on with a long sundress and a mule or strappy sandal. There are also cute tied options from Yunotme and Benoît Missolin if you’re seeking a bit more embellishment. And feel free to create your own headband by folding and wrapping your favorite silk scarf, like this one from Dolce & Gabbana. This trend is really all about doing what works for you.

With flowers beginning to bloom once more, I think we will all be inclined to spend more time outside. I could totally see myself waking up, throwing on a headband and grabbing some breakfast and a stroll in the near future. Sunny days are here again.

Brands we love: Eugenia Kim “Malia” Turban, Missoni Metallic Crochet-knit Headband, Yunotme “Fork” Satin Headband, Dolce & Gabbana Printed Silk Scarf, Dolce & Gabbana Embellished Velvet Headband, Gucci Floral-embroidered Satin Headband, Benoît Missolin “Pekin” Bow Headband, Deepa by Deepa Gurnani “Regine” Headband, Club Monaco “Viselin” Bow Headband

 

By Ariel Serano 

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