Five Headbands to Wear for the Holidays (Or Anytime)
Headbands and hair accessories are a great way to dress up any outfit with a festive flair which is perfect for the Christmas season.(But, really, who am I kidding? These are great to wear any time of the year! See Tuesday’s outfit for proof. Or this one.) Anyways, at this festive season of the year, we do tend to like making things at bit more fancy, and hair accessories are such a quick and easy way to do so. Put on a dress and you look nice, but add a hair accessory and you have an ensemble, right?
Here is a dress, but not an ensemble. What hair accessories to add?
Here are five headbands to wear for any and every occasion you might find yourself at this holiday season.
1. Occasion: Holiday Baking Day.
A bow is a super sweet addition for a day spent baking sweets and decking the halls with Christmas cheer. And it isn’t too fancy for daytime wear either. Pair with a cozy sweater, some plaid, and an appropriately festooned Christmas apron, and your ready to bake up enough sweets to last you until. . . the end of the week.
2. Occasion: A Christmas Luncheon
A large pom-pom flower made out of chiffon with a centre of pearls is perfect for daytime. (Pearls for daytime, diamonds for evening, remember?) The shape of the flower is reminiscent of a small hat, and is the perfect stand-in for a real hat, when out with the “ladies who lunch”. Add some luscious red velvet for a look that Mrs. Claus will most definitely be jealous of.
3. Occasion: Christmas Day
Christmas calls for a very simple, yet elegant style. On the most wonderful day of the year, you certainly don’t want to be fussing with your outfit, because you will be too busy eating Christmas dinner, all manner of sweets, and spending time with those whom you love. A simple strand of pearls is classic and sweet, but goes with everything (including your favourite cozy pajamas if need be). Pair with a cozy sweater and any and all Christmas themed garments you own.
4. Occasion: Christmas Cocktail Party
Christmas can be the most dressed down time of year, but also the most dressed up, when the occasion calls for it. For a work party, or any other Christmas cocktail party, a feathered headband is the perfect accessory. Reminiscent of a fascinator, feathers and gems create an elegant evening ensemble. Wear your loveliest Little Black Dress and let the feathers take centre stage.
5. Occasion: New Years Eve Party
Of course, the holidays are not finished without a New Years Eve celebration. Whether you are taking part in a dressed-up New Year’s Countdown party at midnight, or spending the evening in, a crown of stars is the perfect addition. Gold stars of all shapes and sizes will look festive and go with the any ensemble, regardless of whether it is an evening dress, or simply jeans and a shirt. Add all the sparkly jewelry you can find, and you are all set to ring in the New Year with style.
Are you planning on attending any Christmas or New Year’s Festivities? Do you like to wear headbands? Would you wear any of the these looks?
By the way, I used to hate wearing headbands because they always pressed behind my ears and gave me headaches after a while. Have you had that problem before? I recently discovered that if the band is narrow enough, or it is elastic (like so many you can find nowadays), you can push the headband farther back so it doesn’t sit right behind your ears, but it is still hidden by your hair. I wear headbands in this way all day and it usually doesn’t bother me anymore. That being said, for some reason, some days my head just doesn’t like them, and I can’t wear a headband that day. Anyways, I just thought I’d pass on the info, in case it can be of any use to you 🙂
December 16, 2016 @ 10:04 am
I also don’t have too much luck wearing headbands due to pain after a couple of hours.
I love each of these looks and agree that a headband or hat truly do add a finishing touch to an outfit.
December 16, 2016 @ 10:10 pm
Oh no, you too? 🙁 I find that sometimes even hats can bother me after a while. At least we live in a day where hats are an option, not mandatory, but it still is unfortunate when the perfect hair accessory would be the finishing touch!
December 17, 2016 @ 1:35 am
I find a lot of headbands painful too, but they look so pretty. I love that star one.
December 19, 2016 @ 10:57 am
It seems there are quite a few of us who have issues with headbands 🙁 It’s so sad as they are so fun! Often I wear them for a specific event as opposed to an entire day, so I only have to have them on my head for a few hours. I find that more manageable.
And, just in case you feel inclined to make one for yourself: I made the star one by painting some faux leather with gold acrylic paint, cutting out the stars in different sizes and then gluing them onto a headband. Easy and quick! 🙂
December 19, 2016 @ 9:45 am
All of these are darling!!
I am always a fan of a good star headband! I have yet to find or make just the perfect one though!
December 19, 2016 @ 10:51 am
I love stars too! I made this one by taking some faux leather, cutting it into star shapes and then painting it gold with some acrylic craft paint. I also reversed some of them so they would have different textures, and then just glued them to a headband. It worked and was perfect for a party I went to this past weekend 🙂
December 20, 2016 @ 5:21 pm
Ooh, I love a pretty headband. I think the big bow is my favourite. So adorable!
December 21, 2016 @ 3:13 pm
Thanks Christina. A good hair accessory just finishes things off, doesn’t it?
December 20, 2016 @ 10:58 pm
Yes, ensembles, and beautiful ones. You really have a flair for pairing accessories with your clothes. I like headbands and I will try your tip. I like these headbands and the one in your last post.
No special events (parties) in the near future. Hope yours are fun and safe.
December 21, 2016 @ 3:15 pm
Thanks Annabelle! And headbands are definitely fun to wear at any time of the year, even if you aren’t attending any special events 🙂
December 21, 2016 @ 3:26 pm
These are all lovely and great ideas. I think the big bow and the pearls are probably my favourite. I like hair bands as a base to be creative with, I want to make some more next year.
December 21, 2016 @ 10:35 pm
Thanks Kate-Em 🙂 Headbands are so easy to make and they add such a great statement to any outfit. I hope you do get a chance to make a few more to add to your wardrobe!
December 22, 2016 @ 1:05 am
I’ve never found pushing them back stops the pain 🙁 this is why I live for clips instead – and have been rocking my sparkly snowflake and poinsettia clips this season 😀 that star band is pretty though…
December 22, 2016 @ 10:59 pm
Aww, that’s too bad about the pain. 🙁 Clips are definitely a great alternative though- and you always do them so well! I think the key with clips is you have to “do” your hair in order for them to shine their best.