The only thing you want to do with your hair during the summer is get it off your face. More often than not, that means resorting to a struggle bun (we’ve all been there), but there’s a chicer alternative currently trending among Instagram’s most-followed: thick headbands.
Perhaps you haven’t thought about wearing one since 2008. At the height of Gossip Girl‘s popularity, Blair Waldorf’s (s)c(h)ool girl aesthetic was peak fashun. Now headbands have returned thanks in part to Miuccia Prada who incorporated them into Prada’s Spring 2019 runway show.
Every ’60s and surf-inspired look was topped off with a satin or bejewelled number that looked less juvenile, more regal and polished. And they were thick. Padded. Giant.