Taking a cue from Kate Middleton's assortment of playful and glamorous toppers, designers have found a new way to accessorize their collections. From Marc Jacobs’ Amy Winehouse inspired head scarves, to Jil Sander’s Veiled Lady like hats, head pieces dominated the Spring runway. No longer just a means to cover up a bad hair day, hair accessories, just like shoes and bags, are meant to complement and even complete an outfit. Here are the top hair accessories you will lusting after this spring season.
The New Headband
Thanks to Gossip Girl’s wardrobe department, headbands have been spotted on countless teenage girls for quite some time. This spring, however, the band has been upgraded into a more mature accessory. Leaving giant bows and flashy embellishments behind, the new daytime headband is pristine, practical, and effortlessly chic. Marc Jacobs' knit headband, used Marc Jacobs Fall 2012 Runway Review over bobs and ponytails, looks great when paired with ladylike outfits and retro-chic dresses. Did I mention that it is also super comfortable?
The Evening Jewel
For evening, work a thin sparkly band like the ones seen at the Louis Vuitton Spring collection. To keep your look elegant, stick to jewelry-inspired details like Swarovski crystals or metallic chains. From delicate gems to tiny gold studs, skinny headbands will give your hair just the right amount of gleam to add a bit of romance to your outfit. To further the regal look, place your headband over a chignon. Deepa Gurnani’s Medallion Headband features a black and gold disc detail that is equally girly and edgy. The muted gold disks and hand-crafted beads give this headband a vintage look that complements a feminine ensemble, while the black background and modern shape pairs perfectly with an edgy outfit.
While there is nothing groundbreaking about floral prints for spring, a full bloom will provide just the right amount of freshness to any stale outfit. A dramatic flower barrette is the perfect alternative to crystal hair pins if you want to give your up-do a sassy touch. The organza and chiffon petals on this tropical flower clip keep this bloom elegant while the bold colors it comes in, including fuchsia and denim blue, keep it fun and playful. Not only is this exotic flower a beautiful hair piece, it also doubles as a pin for clothing.
The Retro Veil
No longer reserved just for brides, mourners and the religious, veils have become the chicest chapeaus in fashion. Whether paired with a skirt suit or a cocktail dress, a veil head piece will add the right amount of old Hollywood glamour to any outfit. Because these toppers have sufficient dramatic flair and a hint of darkness, they should be contrasted with colorful dresses and bright accessories to keep your look from becoming too goth. Jil Sander's Veiled hat has already become a must accessory for editors and fashionistas alike. While acquiring this designer cap might burn a hole in your wallet, its mysterious and unique look will add sufficient amount of intrigue and high-fashion to any type of wardrobe.
The Minted Visor
One of the biggest trends this season is street-wear style. Gym-inspired outfits and accessories that you would only conjure when thinking of outdoor activities are all the rage in the fashion world. However, this trend is not made for the typical jock, but rather for the fashion-forward gal who likes a bit of edge in her daily attire. Enter Eugenia Kim’s midnight blue straw visor with sheer mesh panels and a grosgrain covered elastic, the cool new cap to pair with your daywear. The solid print provides versatility to this visor and the midnight blue hue looks gorgeous on any type of hair color. This cap will perfectly complement a casual jeans and tee look while also giving a day frock a playful vibe.