It’s All About the Headband

by Elyse V

Full disclosure, I think I have a problem with headbands. Not just any headband but a padded or beaded headband. It can also be braided or have some other embellishment on it. The kind that adds height to your hair. And when I say problem, I mean addiction. I sometimes wear several different ones a day but my clothes stay the same. I’m not a frou-frou girl either. Like I generally don’t like things that would be considered traditionally pretty. I tend to like more edgy gothic’ish styles. Unless it involves a headband. In which case, I’m ok with frilling it the f*ck up.

I have yet to see the hairstyle that cannot be made better with a headband. You know how jewelry can raise an outfit? That’s how I feel about headbands. They can raise a hairstyle.  When you’re feeling blah and your hair is just sitting there doing nothing for you, pop on a really great headband. Suddenly you’re an Hadid sister on the runway. For the record, nobody does headbands like Simone Rocha. Nobody does headbands like Simone Rocha. I bowed as I wrote that. Like, I can’t repeat that enough. Unfortunately, Simone’s headbands are out of the financial reach of most of us but luckily there are some other great ones that are within reach.


Zara (for example) has some amazing headbands. Actually, Kate Middleton has even worn a Zara headband to a fancy event. I only know that because of my headband addiction. I remember seeing headlines like “Kate Middleton proves a $34 Zara headband is the accessory of the season” and “Kate Middleton’s $30 Zara Headband Made Her Entire Outfit” and I was like a moth to a flame. Headbands making headline news? I was all in. Then I realized I happened to have the very same one. It’s a black beaded number (in the image below) and it really does make an outfit.

Zara Black Beaded Headband like the one Kate Middleton wore

You don’t have to spend $30 or $50 either. Check out the accessories section of most fashion stores or department stores and you’re bound to find some cheaper ones. I bought a bunch of great headbands on Boxing Day that were 50% and 75% off (in Canada the day after Christmas is called Boxing Day and everybody has a sale). I also bought a few from Amazon that were satin, padded and braided and another that was just a row of pearls for every day. By everyday, I mean lounging around the house.

The next time you’re having a blah day, try popping on a fancy headband. Worse case scenario, you’ll feel the same but your hair will look better. Do you have any go-to fashion accessories to lift your outfit or mood? Let us know in the comments.

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Molly @ Transatlantic Notes November 15, 2020 - 6:25 PM

I can see how these can improve a day at home when you’re feeling a bit sh*t, haha! Fab post.

Elyse V November 15, 2020 - 6:35 PM

Thank you for commenting. We completely agree with you.



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