The Street Style Guide to Wearing a Headband (Without Looking Totally Juvenile)
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The Street-Style Guide to Wearing a Headband (Without Looking Totally Juvenile)

StyleCaster | Samantha Feher

Over the course of writing this article, I’ve gone from headband hater to full-on headband advocate. Because I’ve realized headbands can be extremely haute in the right context with the right outfit and the right hairstyle. You get the picture – there are a lot of moving parts. But when you nail it, you really, really nail it.

If you’re not yet convinced (trust me, I’ve been there), flip through these photos to get some sartorial inspiration. Here, how to wear a headband the right way – according to our favorite street-style stars.


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Graphic Headband

Color coordination and some big, bold letters really draw the focus up toward this face-framing accessory.


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Floral Headband

The petite roses on this headband not only match the color of blogger Gitta Banko’s chunky sweater, they also seamlessly play into the geometric cables in her sleeves.


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Functional Headband

Blogger Caroline Daur’s Miu Miu headband keeps her ears warm and her hair back, all while bringing an urban edge to her otherwise preppy outfit.


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Understated Headband

A monochromatic outfit requires consistency – matching your headband to the color of your ensemble ensures your head’s in the game.


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Pearl Headband

A wide black base ensures that the delicate pearls on fashion blogger Vanessa Hong’s headband really stand out. They’re the perfect feminine accent to her snakeskin jacket.


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Jewel-Encrusted Headband

Can you imagine a better way to enhance a playful, colorful outfit than by adding a little sparkle? There isn’t one.


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Coordinating Headband

Repetition is one of the keys to good design. Wear the same pattern on your headband as in the rest of your outfit for an appealing aesthetic.


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Statement Headband

So, basically, wear a tiara.


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Delicate Headband

Actress Elle Fanning coordinates her jewel-encrusted neckline with a similarly sparkly headband. Some mixed-in pearls put her ensemble right on the fence between whimsical and elegant.


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Contrasting Headband

Actress Isabelle Cornish wears a bright white headband, which provides stark contrast against her dark roots. The colors in her accessory tie in accent tones from the rest of her look.


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Athletic Headband

Model Binx Walton accessorizes her laid-back look with a bottle of champagne (iconic) and an athletic sweatband-type hair accessory. The bright yellow totally plays off the rest of her pastels, and the sporty material is super-trendy right now.


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Accent Headband

A red headband might seem basic, but not when you’re wearing an entirely colorblocked outfit. Pops of red tie the ensemble together in a neat little bow.


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Studded Headband

If you’re a street-style fanatic, you know no girly outfit is complete without a bit of edge. The perfect addition to this gorgeous, embellished dress? Studs.


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