When it comes to hair accoutrements, I'm a hat lover all the way, particularly now that the sun's rays are beating down on my professionally colored locks. But, I'm also an avid sunglasses-on-the-head kind of gal, too. What about you? When it comes to dressing your hair up or down, which is your go-to accessory?
The zippered clothing and accessories trend has been going strong for quite some time. Take, for instance, contemporary artist Cat Chow’s designs, whose fabrics are often intermingled with everyday items like corks, dollar bills, and even zippers. It probably comes as no surprise that now this style is popping up in the hair accessories category.Earlier this year, I mentioned the $20 Urban Outfitters Zipper Flower Headband (middle photo) in my April must haves, and now, it looks like two other ones have joined the mix, at both higher and lower price points. Hooray. For a low-cost option, try the $6 Forever 21 Zipper Trim Flower Headband (on the left), and for a little bit of a splurge, check out the $39 Bebe Zipper Flower Headband (photo on right).
When it comes to hair accessories, price tags can be surprising. Take, for instance, the hair bow that originally retailed for $575 that could be duplicated quite easily with a trip to the fabric store and about five minutes of gluing and tying. While you might not have nearly 400 bones to fork over for a little white bow (and let's face it — who does?), can you spot which headband is the splurge and which one's the steal? There's only one way to find out . . .
I ran across this photo yesterday, and although I'm not sure if I could pull off that daring of a hair accessory, I'm quite charmed by the way its creator makes it work for her. She sells hair accessories that are handmade out of repurposed vintage clothing; in this accessory ($20), she's reworked jeans and a pencil skirt into a fun floral design. It's always great to find a crafty person out there, so if you're similarly inclined, share your ideas for making your own accessories.
While we're still seeing everything from satiny flowers to wispy feathers (hello, Gossip Girl), metallic headbands are also ruling the fashion scene. Although we haven't seen Mischa Barton wearing her signature style as of late, she does carry a line of headbands in collaboration with accessories designer Stacey Lapidus. As for the hair accessories business, Mischa's not alone. Nicole Richie's House of Harlow 1960 collection includes metallic headpieces, which she told Pop were her favorite of the line. Then there's Paris Hilton. She has her perfume line to keep her busy, but that doesn't stop her sporting this Grecian-like adornment in sparkly silver tones. When it comes to this metallic headband trend, which gal does it best — or are you ready to just put this shimmery look behind us already?