There’s no doubt that accessories can make or break an outfit. They’re like a sartorial cherry on top, instantly adding a chic finish to any look. While we’re ready to commit to this season’s It bag and sleek, low-heel sandals to complement our outfits, there’s one accessory that is dominating the fashion industry right now: the headband. A few seasons ago, Prada reintroduced headbands through bold, satin pieces, and we can’t get enough since the debut. Even our go-to style icons like Bella Hadid and Hailey Bieber have been spotted in the beloved accessory, proving that fashion girls are embracing headbands this season.
Yes, headbands have always been a styling piece, but this summer, prepare for a major comeback. From bejeweled and embellished statement pieces to sleek, skinny silhouettes, headbands are getting the revival they deserve. Whether you err on the minimalist side or are a proclaimed maximalist, chances are there is a headband for your look. Ahead, we’ve curated the best editor-approved headbands that work for long, curly hair, straight, fine hair, and even short pixie cuts. Keep scrolling to discover the eight headband trends fashion girls have deemed are in this season.
Pretty in Pink
We’re calling it: Pink is the color this summer. Whether it’s a bubblegum pink or pale pastel, pink has become an overwhelming favorite. So, it only makes sense that pink headbands are a modern refresh to your headband collection.
Motique Accessories Bubble Gum Headband ($7)
Salvatore Ferragamo Vara Bow Headband ($180)
& Other Stories Draped Alice Headband ($25)
We love a ’90s trend revival—especially the ’90s-inspired headband. From the iconic comb-tooth headband to the embossed croc look, we’re all about these ’90s headbands.
Tuiser Comb Headband Full Circle ($6)
ASOS Plastic Headband ($9)
Loeffler Randall Bobbie Leather Headband ($53)
After the last year, we’re seeking little moments of joy and mood-boosting moments through fashion, thus, vibrant, bold-colored headbands are an emerging trend. Think bright primary colors to uplift your mood and enhance your outfit.
Free People Easy Like Sunday Headband ($14)
Pigeon Lady Creations Fabric Padded Headband ($6)
BP. Tie Dye Padded Headband ($7)
Calling all minimalists: Headbands are the perfect subtle, statement-making accessory for you. From a classic black headband to a simple gold number, headbands are a minimalist’s dream.
Shashi Bellisima Headband ($38)
Mrs. President & Co. The Coveted Headband ($58)
Urban Renewal Vintage Twisted Headband ($8)
Bejeweled and Bedazzled
As we continue to crave the moment we can dress up to go out again, embellished and bedazzled headbands will continue to be at the forefront of the headband trend. Until then, this will continue to be the perfect elevated Zoom look.
Ganni Beaded Padded Headband ($205)
H&M Beaded Hairband ($13)
If you have shorter or fine hair, opt for a thin headband that will do its job of keeping your hair back without overpowering your look. Thin-sized headbands add instant sophistication to any outfit.
Alexandre De Paris Thin Headband ($50)
Revlon Soft Touch Headbands ($5)
L. Erickson Braided Headband ($18)
The contrast to the thin-sized headbands, the ultra-wide silhouette is the ultimate fashion statement this season. The ultra-wide headband is the equivalent of the XXL oversize tote bag. It’s just as effortlessly chic.
ASOS Wide Jersey Headband in Black ($8)
Free People Dreamland Soft Headband ($28)
L. Erickson Set of 2 Italian Bandeau Head Wraps ($18)
Last but certainly not least, the topknot trend is definitely here to stay. Try giving your topknot headband a modern update this season by indulging in beach-inspired numbers, like a linen blend fabric or a playful printed silk.
Cult Gaia Gaias Turband ($68)
& Other Stories Linen Blend Alice Headband ($29)
Shashi Rio Headband ($38)
This article originally appeared on Who What Wear
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