Headbands Summer 2007
Spring has nearly sprung, and post-Fashion Week the hot hair trend was hands-down the headband. Chances are you’ve got at least one already in your accessory wardrobe, even if you only wear it when washing your face at the end of the day.
It was nice to see our old friend marching down the runways of big designers during Fashion Week in a variety of styles, sizes, and colors.
The skinny band is very elegant in neutrals, black, or a bit more color, and can be anything from patent leather to plastic to craft store colored elastic, which incidentally is what some of Valentino’s stylists used at the base of the elaborately teased bouffanty up-do’s they created.
To wear ‘em like Sarah Michelle Gellar and Jessica Simpson, push these skinny bands closer to but not on the hairline for the latest look, and leave the rest of your hair loose or pull it up into a messy bun or ponytail.
There’s a look any of us could pull off – even without our personal hairstylists!
Burberry’s bands were more hippie meets hipster. Stretchy fabrics or folded scarves are worn wider and right around the hairline and over the ears. Again, pair these bands with an unfussy up-do, or leave locks flowing free. Polka dots and other patterns are popular with the retro-mod of this style.
The general consensus is either to love it or hate it, with little in between, but Prada and Ralph Lauren sent gals down the runway in elaborately jeweled and vividly colored turbans a la Gloria Swanson. This is a tricky one to pull off (unless you’re Elizabeth Taylor), but can be very elegant and fun. J-Lo has sported one in recent years, and Madonna’s got a pretty chic turban in her ads for her new H&M line.
The DIY twist is wrapping a basic scarf around your head – there’s a whole method to the wrap, though, so you’ll want to do your homework. If you’re still hesitant, those Olsen twins have been seen wearing turban headbands, with the same look around the hairline but not full coverage, as seen in Dolce and Gabbana’s show. These simpler alternatives are much easier to pull off. Whatever you are brave enough to try, your best bet is probably a neutral tone, as the sparkly versions tend to go over the top for real-life wear.
Headbands are a practical choice for in-between styles and growing out bangs. They’re also a classy way to get another couple days out of your shampoo and blowout! Since hair is mostly pulled back this season, keep your brows clean and skin bright and exfoliated. The look is fresh and unfussy, which is always accessible and in style!
Enjoy headbands Summer 2007!
Headbands Summer 2007