Ornate Headbands Are the Hair Accessory You Need for Fall

Victoria Moorhouse

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From barrettes to bobby pins, there’s no denying that hair accessories were big on the fall runways. Given the fact that we’ve acquired drawers full of ’em over the years, we’re pumped about the resurgence of hair decor. But out of all of them, the first look you need to try is a delicate, ornate headband like the ones seen at the Dolce & Gabbana show.

Models topped off their messy updos with super luxe pearl, gem, and floral-adorned headbands, and it can easily be translated IRL. All you have to do is tone it down a bit by breaking out a gold band with tiny gold leaves or floral designs, since a full-fledged crown of jewels may be a little over-the-top for your average Tuesday. While the Dolce & Gabbana headbands are extravagant, they’re balanced out with textured, tousled hair. That’s what truly makes the look work, and honestly, it’s what will keep you from looking like a royal-wannabe.

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To do it yourself, opt for topknots or messy buns and place the headband further back on your head, rather than near your hair line. If you’re wearing your hair down, curl random sections or apply texture spray before putting in the accessory for a better hold. Luckily, “ornate” and “golden” actually doesn’t always have to mean luxe – you can find these at any price tag – some of our favorites are below.

gold headband zara

If the metal prongs of headbands cause you aggravating pain, go for an elastic version like this glitzy one from Zara. (Elastic Rubber Headband, $16, zara.com)

gold leaf crown asos

Go a little more Greek goddess with an accessory with gold leafing. (Double Filigree Leaf Hair Crown, $45, asos.com)

forever 21 headband

This chains and gemstones headband will cost you less than 10 bucks with enough change left over for a set of earrings. (Rhinestone Layered Chain Headband, $7, forever21.com)

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urban outfitters gold headband

This subtle gold band is just so delicate and pretty – an easy update to any simple style. (Little Leaf Headband, $14, urbanoutfitters.com)