24 Outfits That Look Even Better With a Headband
Every so often, we'll spend our time putting together the perfect outfit, only to realize the end result is still missing a little something. A scarf or a blazer have solved these fashion dilemmas plenty of times, but after so much time spent on Zoom, video chatting from the waist up, we've come to realize that a headband has the power to transform a look, too.
There are a variety of ways to wear a headband — with sweatsuits, jeans, dresses, and even formalwear — and thanks to street style photos, we aren't lacking inspiration. Plus, whether your go-to style is knotted, padded, embellished, or made out of a shirt or bandana, this accessory looks great on everyone and works for all hair types.
Don't Overthink It
Headbands works for every type of outfit and occasion, and they especially pair well with simple looks.
Invest in an Everyday Option
Something in a neutral shade like black or beige will come in handy, and prove to be extremely versatile no matter what you have on.
Use a Scarf or Bandana
Don't have an actual headband on hand? A knotted bandana or scarf looks just as great.
You Can't Go Wrong With Classic
If your goal is to make your jeans and blazer combo a little less...boring, a headband will surely spice things up.
Channel Style Icons
Sometimes, an all-black outfit with white sneakers seems too simple. This accessory will give your look a fun, Blair Waldorf vibe.
Try a Subtle Surprise
Reach for something that almost blends in with your hair color, or allow it to peek out ever-so-slightly, making things much more interesting.
Make It 'Work'
Suddenly, your office-appropriate three-piece suit goes from structured and safe to street style ready.
Experiment With Prints
If you're the type who can't stop reaching for the same old solids and darker shades, something leopard or polka-dotted is an easy way to test out prints and patterns and give old clothes a boost.
Add a Little Spice to an Easy Outfit
A one-and-done jumpsuit is the easiest outfit option out there, but a bold headband will turn it into a full, statement-making look.
Headbands Look Great Year-Round
Unlike a beret, a headband can be worn through any season, and is the perfect way to amp up summer outfits when layering isn't an option.
Slide a vibrant headband on in order to add a pop of color to an otherwise neutral look.
Style One With Your Favorite Dress
Just like a beaded necklace or drop earrings, a headband turns a breezy dress into a full, eye-catching outfit.
Give Comfy Clothes an Elevated Twist
Even a sweater and joggers seem less casual when styled with a sleek, black option.
Headbands Can Be Elegant
A puff-sleeve dress feels worthy of a formal event when styled with a pearl-embellished headband.
Make Use of One With Pearls or Beads
They'll give your look that additional "wow" factor, since they're pretty regal and crown-like.
Look For Fun Details
If beads and sparkle aren't your style, go the super sweet and feminine route with a big (or small) bow.
Headbands Work For All Kinds of Hair Days
Just like a hat, a padded option is an outfit-saver on days when all you can manage is a low bun.
Find a Perfect Match
Use a Headband to Nail Other Trends
Neons and other bright colors will be useful if you plan to color block your outfit.
This Accessory Can Provide Balance
When wearing multiple prints, a headband in a common color scheme can help to pull those pieces together.
Or, You Can Mix Things Up
You can also go the opposite route and throw on another fun pattern that features similar colors.
Embrace Preppy Style
If you're looking for a timeless outfit that still shows off your impeccable taste, pair a basic black option with structured, beige and other neutral pieces.
Throw It Back
A thick, material option will give your maxi dresses a '90s spin.
Don't Be Afraid to Go All Out
Don't feel like you have to settle for one big accessory. A bold headband can be worn with a western belt or statement earrings, too.