One of the hottest trends this summer is headbands and I am totally on board with it. I’ve been wearing them a lot on Instagram lately and been getting a lot of questions, so I put together this how to wear headbands guide with 8 different outfits for inspiration.
All of these headbands except for one come from a very affordable bundle on Amazon which I will link here. Trends come and go, so I recommend making an affordable investment first before diving in too deep.
This how to wear headbands guide features 8 total looks, 3 casual looks, 3 workwear looks and 2 date night/church looks. So let’s get started!
How To Wear Headbands Guide
Wearing headbands on the weekend or free time is a great time to experiment with a trend before introducing it to all your co-workers or on a date night. Here’s how to wear headbands casually.
My favorite way to wear a headband is with my hair down. I wear my hair down 90% of the time, so this is a fun way to switch up my everyday hairstyle with a fun accessory.
Something tricky when it comes to headbands is earrings, you don’t want to feel too “top heavy” with a huge earring and a headband. If the rest of the outfit is relatively simple I say go for it, but in this case, I just added some simple hoops.
This outfit is super easy and the denim skirt could be swapped out for boyfriend jeans for an even more casual look. Since the orange top was pretty basic I went with a bolder pattern on the headband to pull everything together.
I love to mix patterns, and with a headband, it’s such a fun way to do it. Once you feel comfortable rocking a headband I recommend jumping into pattern mixing. My rule of thumb is a small pattern for every big pattern. So here we have a yellow and white large stripe on the top and I paired it with a small pink and white gingham pattern as an accent.
This would be perfect for running around town or brunch. I love a high ponytail for when I am feeling extra sassy and this headband only boosts the sassiness level.
Wearing super trendy pieces can be tricky when it comes to workwear, but it can be done and done tastefully. As always, know your work environment. If you have a strict business professional dress code these might not work for you and if it’s your first day in the office maybe stick to something more professional and less trendy.
With that being said I work in a flexible business casual setting, so all of these outfits are totally appropriate.
Again since my hair down is my go to I wanted to start slow with this trend for work. This is something I would typically wear to work and just added in the headband. Blazers are a go-to for me and very professional, so it’s easy to balance out the trendy item with a more classic workwear staple.
And again with the pattern mixing.
This outfit is so fun because it’s so basic yet still fun and youthful for work. A classic white button down and black trousers, but with a pop of color and gingham headband this look is instantly fun.
Since this look is bolder with the pink shoes and pattern headband I went with a conservative low bun hairstyle to balance it out. I am also wearing simple tortoise studs and gold bracelets to not go over the top with accessories.
Lastly, without the headband, this would be an every work look for me, but I really love how the navy polka dot headband ties in the navy of the blazer and then the correlating pinks with the cami and shoes. Overall the color scheme is simple and the look is too, but this is a great way to introduce this in your workwear.
Also with a low ponytail, it’s perfect for those mornings when you overslept and have day 3 or 4 hair.
Date Night/Church Looks
These outfits are a little more fun and a little bolder when it comes to color and patterns. These would be perfect for date night or church (pending your church).
I love this green eyelet dress and it’s a color I don’t wear too often. When I saw this green headband in the Amazon bundle I wrote it off as one I wouldn’t wear, however, paired with this dress I LOVE it. The pattern is definitely trendier, but the classic silhouette of the dress compliments it nicely.
Last but not least, cheetah! I love a cheetah print, but I know it can be intimidating so I paired with a simple white top, jeans and go-to summer espadrilles. This look is simple but feels trendy and not too far out of my comfort zone. I would totally wear this for drinks with Jared or maybe a concert.
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