Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Hippie Headband

I love hippie headbands! They're just so charming. These headbands are an ultimate outfit upgrade on those days you don't fee like piling on a bunch of jewelry but still want to look boho-chic - just pop on one of these gems and you're golden.
In the 1960's headbands in a multitude of styles were popular amongst hippies. Hippies wore them mostly in a ninja style around the crown of their head. Small but mighty, these little babies pack a style punch and add impact to any outfit. Whatever color or embellishment you choose; this look will give you a delicate yet edgy look.
Here are some tips and tricks to rock these headbands without suffering from "weird hair syndrome:"
  1. Thin or Thick: Thin ones give off a flirty flower child vibe while thick ones make a bold statement.
  2. Placement: The popular way is to wear them across the forehead but I like to wear them a couple inches from my hairline to give it a more natural look and to keep my ears from poking out.
  3. Simple or Fancy: Both styles are great but make sure to accessorize appropriately, you don't want to have a busy headband AND a busy outfit.
  4. Hair Texture: Headbands can be worn with all types of hairstyle - straight, wavy, curly or updo.
  5. Loosen it up: Make sure your headband is not too tight as that can cause headaches, find one that ties in the back so that it can be adjusted.
  6. Improvise: You can turn many things into headbands such as necklaces, wrap bracelets, belts.
With so many ways to wear headbands today, everyone can use this chic, cute accessory to complement any wardrobe, style or personality! I hope these tips and tricks were helpful to you.

[Outfit]
Fur Vest & Bag :: H&M
Top :: Men's GAP
Bottom :: Jessica Simpson via Macy's
Shoes :: Steve Madden via TJ Maxx
Bracelet :: Borrowed
Headband :: Swapped Necklace
Thanks for reading!

58 comments:

  1. I agree with you! Actually this kind of accessory can make the outfit really cool! I like your pearl bracelet too!

    Babi

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  2. Oh man, I love this accessory! I only have one but I'd love experimenting with other kinds <3 you look so cute in this outfit. Great outfit!

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  3. Cute headband. I love accessories.

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  4. Love your headband, super cute!!! xoxo

    www.rachelslookbook.com

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  5. I love all the different textures of your layers, so cute!

    xo Gillie

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  6. You look so chic! Headbands are so cute, I think it adds a lot of character to an outfit.

    -Lisa
    Thelovelymemoir.blogspot.com

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  7. cute headband <3
    and you're so pretty!

    xoxo,
    gitasyalala.blogspot.com

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  8. adorable - i love all things bohemian

    grace
    http://herumbrella.com

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  9. hi! i just found your blog and so glad i did! this is such an amazing post and i loveee your photos! you just gained yourself a new follower! keep up the great work! If you have the time, we would appreciate it if you could check out our blog!


    xoxo
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  10. loved your hippie headband :) you truly have an amazing hair!!
    kisses**

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  11. Hey thanks for the comment! ^^ I love your hippie bands, I always want to have one but I never have the chance to buy it ;) teehee <3

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  12. I love hairbands too! In fact, I design my own accessories, and keep experimenting with colors and material. Love the tips.

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  13. Very cute hippie headband! It really makes the outfit! I love wearing headbands for a preppy look but I can usually only wear the soft ones so I don't get a headache :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  14. I love the headband/necklace on you, Thu! It's super hippie chic :) I don't usually sport this look since I live in a college town and don't want to be mistaken for a hipster undergrad! hahah
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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  15. such a cute outfit! loving the headband/necklace!

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  16. Cute headband and outfit.

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  17. Cute headband so that is a necklace?

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  18. The headband looks so cute! Love the jeans & chambray combo :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  19. i think you really pull this off because of your length of hair (i'm uber jealous). the outfit is great too!

    laurafornerphotography.blogspot.com

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  20. I think you definitely rock the hippie headband look.. I don't think it really suits me hehe I have tried headbands to no avail :P

    katattack2000.wordpress.com

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  21. Your headband is wonderful, I love the way you wore it!

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  22. I really like this on you. The heippy headband isn't normally a look that I can get behind. But you look really cute here.

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  23. These are great tips - I always manage to botch it when I try to wear headbands so I'll have to keep these in mind.

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  24. Me gustan mucho ese tipo de diademas, quedan preciosas!!
    En mi blog,hay un post de este tipo de cintas, pasate!!
    Que pases una buena semana
    Besos

    www.mientrasdormiasenmadrid.com

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  25. Thu, the headband look is amazing on you! Loving it. I guess I should try to rock it too :D xoxo ♥

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  26. check you out thu! i like your outfit. are you wearing your husband's shirt? i am the headband queen. :)

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  27. LOVE the headband. I adore fun & funk hair accessories, but I'm kind of shy about trying them myself. You totally pull it off, though, girl!

    xo,
    Hannah
    www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

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  28. So gorgeous! I only have a few headbands and desperately need more. The ones I do have are rather tight...I think I need one of those kinds that tie in the back, but I haven't found any.

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  29. Love the long hair with the hippie band! cute!

    Mary
    simplybeautifulyou.blogspot.com

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  30. Love the headband! Def wouldn't be able to rock it like you do.... love the chambray with the fur too :)

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  31. i have a friend who's addicted to hippie hairbands, hehe,,, its just too cute!!
    you look great and u have a really cute blog!

    cheers, Carla
    misscarlaviolet.blogspot.com

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  32. That headband is adorable, it looks great on you! I want one!!

    xo, H
    http://givemeglamourplease.blogspot.com

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  33. Very cute look!
    Love the headband!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  34. Aw, you know I am loving this right now...being the sucker for headbands and hair accessories that I am:) The whole outfit is casual perfection....these are the kind of pieces I wish I had more of. Gorgeousness all around...that little headband is such a unique piece<3.

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  35. I love the hippie head band!!! You should do a post on where to find them b/c I only see them in spreads and never in the store.

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  36. nice boho chic headband! Looks chic on you specially when you have such lustrous long hair. I like the brown clutch and the matching shoes! The fur vest is perfect with a tie front chambray shirt!

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  37. You look so cute in this boho style!! Love your shoes too!!

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  38. Love this outfit, however I'm not quite bold enough to attempt to rock a hippie headband nor is it truly my style, but I definitely love how it looks on you.

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  39. Hi gorgeous!

    so glad I found your cute, amazing, well structured and interesting blog while peeking at others' blogs! I really identify myself with it - I love beautiful things!I'd like to invite you to meet mine as well and hope you'll follow it if it pleses you. I'm definetely following yours!

    wish you lots of success

    kisses

    http://cottoncandy-peaches.blogspot.com/

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  40. I love hippie headbands. I think I look super awkward in them, but they always look cute on everyone else. They add a fun, boho dimension to an outfit.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  41. Very creative! I've always had a problem with headbands not fitting my head right or since I wear glasses looking like I'm too accessories heavy in the head ;) love them tho wish I could pull it off like you do!
    -Ash

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  42. So cute Thu!! I love headbands, but I'm always afraid to wear them hippie style!! Maybe I can try to be brave for the blog!

    xo, sam

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  43. love the hippie headband! :)

    http://mochalistangel.blogspot.com

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  44. I love your outfit and you have beautiful hair to match your pretty face! Keep posting more outfit shots please!

    Www.misslovelytan.blogspot.com

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  45. fantastic outfit!!!
    kisses

    trapitosandme.blogspot.com

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  46. Thnx a lot for your comment!!
    You have a great style an blog!
    Follow u now! Follow back if u like :)

    My Blog: MyFashionMind

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  47. you have amazing hair!
    if I only had it;)
    xx
    claude
    p.s thank you for your lovely comment on my blog!

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  48. Yours is cute! I was looking on Etsy and they have some cute one's on there too.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  49. I'm obsessed with this look! Thanks so much for the visit, and I'm definitely following you now. Hope we can keep in touch!

    xx jane
    thejaneface.blogspot.com

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  50. Love this outfit! Plus ur hair is soo long! Wish I could grow mine like that!!!

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