12 Cool Ways to Style the Headband Trend

Perhaps they never really went away, but if you’re asking us, hair accessories of the early aughts are back and better than ever. Of course, creating chic outfits revolving around these accessories can be a little tricky, especially when you’re styling a headband. Between channeling television queen bee Blair Waldorf or simply using them to hold your strands back as you prepped for a night out, you may think you’ve had your fair share of the hair accessory.

However, it might be time to revisit the trend. Most recently Tom Ford made a strong case with an edgy leather iteration of the headband, and street style stars have followed suit.

Check how these fashion girls are taking a childhood classic and making it feel effortless and cool.


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Spandex headbands have made a comeback. Wear a colorful outfit combination such as camel and green look to go with a neutral gray.


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Tiara-like headbands will add all the glitz of jewelry while also keeping your hair in place.


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Coordinating your headband to an accent color in your ensemble can pull your look together.


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Put a modern spin on Blair Waldorf's style and add some standout white pumps.


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When your outfit is comprised of solids or classic print, an eye-catching headband can add the right amount of interest.


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To keep your headband from making you look too casual, try it with a belted overcoat, a pencil skirt, and tights. Kitten heels don't hurt, either.


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A shearling headband will keep your ears warm during the colder days of spring.


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A wide headband is a sleek contrast to a teddy bear coat and sheer, floral details such as this skirt.


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A white headband will stand out among an otherwise neutral outfit, and especially if that outfit has an edge such as a leather jacket.


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Why not coordinate your outfit to your headband? A navy detailed trench paired with a headband can look instantly polished.


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If your look has more simple pieces, try keeping the look to black and white to let your headband be the star of the show.


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Wear a more relaxed look to complete the vibe of comfort with a longline coat and a scarf.

Dale Arden Chong