Crowning Glory

Headbands are having another moment, though if you asked me, they were never not a wardrobe essential. I have always been a fan, as evidenced by blog posts past. Feather detail, pearl encrusted, plaid, wide, and narrow, give me all of the sartorial crowns. I am also really getting into the workout headband, a la Olivia Newton John Physical album cover. The newest trend in athleisure? Maybe.

Whether headbands will hit another fever pitch as instigated by Lauren Conrad’s time on The Hills circa 2006 and sustained by the mean girl army of Blair Waldorf circa 2008, this remains to be seen. I can speak to so many retailers creating the supply of the preppy hair accessory. I, for one, did not see a second coming.

Naturally, I am drawn to the Jennifer Behr styles that top three hundred dollars. While the styles of this designer are gorgeous, it just feels a bit excessive. I can picture my husband rolling his eyes at me confessing to purchasing a 325 dollar headband. In efforts to keep it real, I included premium headbands that hit the very aggressive sticker price but also more modest price points, down to eighteen dollars. I bet you cannot guess which of the following black knotted headbands is 28 dollars and which one is 150 dollars. Headbands for everybody, no matter the numbers on your paycheck!

Now that is what I call the democratization of headbands.

option one // option two // option three

rosette headband // knotted headband // striped headband

clockwise from top left: gun metal knot // crystal encrusted knot // platinum knot // pearl encrusted knot // blush metallic knot // lavender metallic knot

clockwise from top left: braided headband (also in blue, dusty rose, acid yellow) // flower headband // rosette headband // rosettes headband // bow headband

pink headband // tweed headband // black studded headband // black headband

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