You probably wore headbands when you were younger, not by choice, but because they had to keep you warm in winter or pamper your birthday outfit, always. In a present-day scenario, however, where it’s likely that your Christmas party will happen over Zoom, you may want to reconsider that underutilized accessory. In fact, headbands have surged in popularity this holiday season, and for good reason. They can make everything look extra chic!
The Return of Headbands Has Been Brewing for a While
Back in April, when most of the world went on lockdown, one London-based PR and communications expert found a way to ‘dress up’ for her Zoom meetings by going through her vintage collection of headbands. Vintage not because they were inherited from a royal, but because she first started wearing them at the age of two. Alexandra even took to Twitter to show her ‘Zoom earrings’ and asked the question of when the headband would become a thing. Well, months later, it has.
Luxury Fashion Brands Re-Introduced Them in 2019
The 2019 runways definitely did one thing right – they set the stage for the adult headband comeback. A prime example is Prada’s 2019 spring show that featured voluminous padded headbands with a dash of sparkle and many statement-making designs. Given that the world has shifted to ‘shoulder-up video calls,’ it’s safe to assume the reign of the handbag as a key accessory is coming to a close. It could be a temporary shift or a more lasting one that we’re yet to see.
What’s funny with headbands is that some of them are priced like luxurious handbags. Since we mentioned Prada, you can expect to pay anywhere between $320 to $1,100 for a luxurious headband. Made from ribbon, velvet, crystals, pearls, and virtually anything, it seems like headbands are here to stay in the long run.
In the ever-moving fashion industry, trends change quickly and adapt to the preferences and desires for self-expression of the modern individual. In today’s virtually-interconnected world, it’s easier than ever to showcase new trends in just about every aspect of fashion through social media platforms such as Instagram. Here are just some of the modern jewelry trends that are setting the tone for 2021!
Chain-Link Jewelry Remains a Staple
Chain-link pieces have been popular many times over and remain a staple for fashionistas as well as different popular subcultures. At this time, it seems that more delicate and discrete chain-link pieces are the way to go. When layered with other necklaces or bracelets, the chain-link blends in marvelously! Gold, white gold, and silver are always popular choices, and many have started combining the chain-link style with pearls, beads, and herringbone necklaces or bracelets.
Semi-Precious Stones Like Malachite
It’s said that different birthstones and semi-precious stones have a deeper significance than just their visual appeal. Many believe that they carry different energies, protect the wearer, and nurture our best qualities while keeping all negative influences away. Even someone who doesn’t buy into the deeper meaning of semi-precious stones can still admire and take advantage of their natural beauty and pair them with different outfits in the upcoming season!
Dainty and Timeless Pearls
When it comes to jewelry and accessorizing, pearls have always been able to stand the test of time and remain a coveted and valued staple in the fashion industry. When choosing accessories in 2021, consider bold pearl earrings or dainty strands of stunning pearls combined with chain-links and precious metals to adorn your neck and enhance any outfit!
Chunky Silver Rings
Many fashion girls are opting for one statement silver ring nowadays over the previous trend of stacking several thin rings on one finger. Alternatively, one can choose to wear more than one, chunky or bold silver ring on each hand. Silver is always a great choice because it adds a lot to any look while not being too assuming. Many people opt for silver because it pairs well with any style.
Beach jewelry has been popular for many seasons. Its appeal is rooted in the idea of summer fun, sunny days, and sandy beaches. It’s meant to evoke fond memories and a positive outlook, reminding everyone of the fun life can offer. Fashion girls have taken it to the next level recently by choosing more statement pieces. Gold, beads, pearls, and beach-inspired shapes are the go-to options for the current trend!