Wake up, check the clock, panic. I know this scenario all too well, especially later in the week.
I often find myself throwing my hair in a bun, adding a spritz of dry shampoo and getting ready for my first Zoom meeting of the day. As a '90s kid, I'm no stranger to headbands (and bad bangs), but I've recently rediscovered the accessory in adulthood — and it's become my secret to hiding bad hair days.
Headbands are the perfect solution if you're too lazy or don't have enough time to do your hair. I've noticed more and more retailers offering different styles to help you channel your inner Blair Waldorf. I'm currently loving the knotted, structured look, but there are also soft headbands and ones made for working out.
Here are some incredibly stylish (and affordable) headbands that will go with basically any outfit.
Stylish headbands for women
Add a little bit of cheetah to elevate your next simple outfit with this headband from Target. Multiple reviewers called it "comfy and cute," further proving that this headband is well worth the purchase.
You can get 10 of these headbands for the price of one! These boho-chic patterns vary in design and are bound to go with everything in your closet.
The intricate braided look to this elegant headband is what really sets it apart. Plus, it comes in black and bold pink.
Sport this headband in the sun, while swimming or outside in any capacity. Now on sale, this headband is available in two colors, ensuring it matches any solid or patterned swimsuit or athleisure you will be rocking this summer.
Currently one of Amazon's top bestsellers in women's sports headbands, this one is made with breathable viscose and comes in 27 colors.
Channel your inner summer camp and reach for this headband that looks similar to lanyards we all used to weave back in the day. This headband "isn't too tight," and "sits comfortably," according to one reviewer.
Go for the gold with this exercise headband, which reviewers rave about. "Holds my hair back perfectly without feeling too tight," one reviewer said. This headband has also earned traits such as "breathable" and "comfortable."
Adjust how loose or how tight this crochet headband sits on your head, or whether it frames your forehead or sits atop your scalp with the adjustable tie straps.
Purchase the exercise headband that reviewers "highly recommend" because it stays in place during even the most excruciating workouts, is of "amazing quality" and "so comfortable." What are you waiting for?
Add a spicy splash of red to any outfit with this beaded headband from Francesca's, now part of a buy one, get 60% off promotion.
Channel your inner princess with this pearl headband from Altar'd State. With a neutral color and chic design, pair this accessory with a simple solid outfit to add a touch more flair.
We've seen the braided trend in sandals and heels, but now take it to the next level and add it to your crown with this vegan leather headband from Anthropologie.
With four fun florals to choose from, you won't have to worry about the typical fuss that comes with hair scarves. Since this one features an elastic back, it'll be easier than ever to don one of the summer's most laidback styles.
Quench your summer fashion thirst with this embellished headband, now on sale. Reviewers rave about how it doesn't pinch behind your ears like typical headbands and how perfect it is for a party or wedding.
Add a pop of color or pearls to any outfit with this embellished headband. One reviewer has "nothing more to ask for" with this headband, as it is comfortable, stylish and pairs well with multiple outfits.
With a pattern that embodies mom's garden in the spring, it would be hard to pass up this elegant headband from Kate Spade.
You can even match your headband with your jeans! This denim look also includes designs made out of sequins and pearls.
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