Sunday, June 2, 2013

Spring and Summer Headbands

Headbands, big trend for spring and summer.

 Warmer weather is not yet in Chicago, but just because the weather hasn’t caught on yet doesn’t mean that you can’t prepare yourself for the warmer temperatures when we can get fresh air and open up our doors and windows!!!

Headbands have a dual purpose. They allow you you to mix fashion and function.
Headbands are so easy and comfortable to wear,  whether worn around the forehead, at your hair line, on top of your head.

You can add an elegant touch, and a splash of color to any outfit. They help you to collect hair back, clearing your face and allowing you to control those rebellious locks, tame the curls or play sports without worrying about hair sticking to your face.

Hair ornaments and jewelry have been used since time immemorial. 
The modern headbands, are believed to have its origins on the garlands that were used by the Greeks and Romans between 475 and 330 BC   
During the 1960s, the diadem became a popular style of the hippie era for men, women and children. 
During the 1990s, the headband evolved to be considered a serious accessory designed to be fashionable in their own right.

Hard Headbands
                                                                                 
Buy one here:


Buy it here:

Buy it here

Buy one here:

The headbands are usually made of hard plastic and are formed to fit around the heads of women and little girls. 
  They come with plastic exposed in a fashion or simply molding design, or are covered with fabric ribbon or yarn.  


Soft Headbands


Soft headbands are usually made from a combination of elastic material, although some might be completely elastic. These headbands can be great additions to an up-or to keep hair spirals away from your face.   
Buy one here:


Buy it here:

Buy it here:


Buy one here:


Headbands for little girls are essential in the spring!
Crochet headbands work wonderfully to keep stray hairs from her face while she plays 


Buy one here:










Soft headbands can take on the appearance of a scarf, thick fabric or yarn may have a small amount of elastic and can also be adorned with decorative pieces like flowers or jewelry cloth. 





A popular appearance headbands are multiple, thin and elastic used together.





Style and elegance

If you love to get attention, you can opt for a headband with rhinestones, 
sequins or even some feathers, or you can use a small brooch if you are a little more classic





   



Sports headbands




The sport headbands are functional accessories designed to hold hair away from your face and prevent sweat from your eyes. These come in a variety of fabrics including plush and absorbent cotton and nylon blends. These headbands used to come in a few styles, but in recent years, sports headbands come in a variety of designs to match with your training gear.




 Hippie

The 60 may be in the past, but the styles remain  fashion and current.

Headbands with a lot of flowers or plain and used in the forehead,






 Scarves or handkerchiefs are especially nice during the summer months, as many are made of lightweight materials that hold the hair without overheating. 

Scarves come in a variety of designs and colors, making them a popular addition to almost any outfit. They usually  have  elastic that hides behind a  tied knot, making them easy to use.

You can buy these items and more in my shop
  ToppyToppyKnits

1 comment:

Anne-Marie O'Rourke said...

Very pretty headbands and lots of variety. Something for everyone. I'm loving the ones with pearls a la The Great Gatzby trend.