13 Headbands for Fall

by Chinea Rodriguez

Tamu McPherson in Prada Headband


You might have been pinning your hair all summer with a variety of barrettes or tying it up with old school scrunchies but it’s time to channel your inner Blair Waldorf because the hottest fashion and hair trend is headbands. Spotted on the runways of Prada and Simone Rocha, the everyday headband has been taken to new heights, literally. At Prada’s Spring 2019 show the silk and satin headbands were dramatically padded and at Simone Rocha headbands have become a staple piece, varying in style over the last few seasons from feathers to crystal and pearl accents. 


Runway to Everyday: Headbands for Fall

Off the runways they’re just as statement-making and more affordable. Headbands have long been considered the solution to your less than cooperative hair days and a way to dress up your everyday style. They work for a variety of textures and lengths whether your hair is long or short, straight or coily and the Prada show is proof, headbands were worn on top of choppy short hair and short natural curls. Plus they’re far more chic and fall weather appropriate than a hat, summer may be long over but we still have a bit of time before we have to bundle up in our hats and winter layers. 


13 Headbands for Every Budget

Since any old headband won’t do, we’ve rounded up the best of the trend from the plush and padded to the patterned and embellished at every price point. They’re just as bold and expressive as your crystal slogan barrettes and if that isn’t your thing there are still minimal options.

Skinny headbands with minimal pearl accents are perfect for layering or wearing alone. Double up with this set from Anthropologie or wear it alone like this attention-grabbing Baublebar headband that comes in two colors. Romwe’s option is affordable enough to buy in bulk. 

baublebar headband

Baublebar Freshwater & Imitation Pearl Headband, $42

Anthropologie Headband

Anthropologie Zoey Pearl Headband Set, $28

Romwe Headband

Romwe Faux Pearl Design Headband, $1.45


If the pearl headbands are a bit too subtle for you, try out these pearl studded headbands. This denim pearl piece from Lele Sadoughi might  be a splurge, but the unique combo of denim and pearl is worth the price tag. For something similar and affordable try this luxe velvet-feel headband from ASOS. 

Denim Headband

Lele Sadoughi denim pearl headband, $150

Pieces Headband

Pieces pearl stud hairband, $14.50


Get the Prada look for less with these padded velvet headbands. Opt for this plain white one from ASOS that can be dressed up or down, or this pretty blush headband with faux pearl accents that’s a bit dressier. 

ASOS design headband

ASOS DESIGN padded headband in white velvet, $10

Zaful Headband

Zaful Faux Pearl Rhinestone Velour Hairband, $11.99


These are pretty much the headband version of the “going out top.” They’re shiny and statement-making, perfect for dressing up any outfit. Pair these eye-catching headbands with matching accessories and a little black dress and they’ll really stand out. 


Loeffler Randall Teddie knotted plissé-lamé headband, $65

Eugenia Kim Headband

Eugenia Kim Malia sequined tulle headband, $165


Of course we’ve got a few options for everyday wear, these headbands are casual enough to pair with any outfit but still a bit more dressed up than your plain headband. These twisted headbands are ideals for bad hair days. 

Storets Headband

Storets Velvet Braid Headband, $24.90

Twist Headband

Anthropologie Cassidy Twist Headband, $24


Headbands are more than appropriate for special occasions as well, just look at how many brides opt for crystal and floral versions of the headwear. If you’re a guest grab one with a bit of sparkle will complement your dress no matter the dress code. 

ASOS headband

ASOS DESIGN encrusted crystal headband in silver tone, $32.00

PLT Headband

Pretty Little Thing gold and pearl embellished alice headband, $40


Feature Image: Darrel Hunter


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