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College Fashion Trend – Shiny Headbands


Patent Headband: $14
Buy at Nordstrom

The minute I get to my 12pm bio class, I can’t help but zone out. Science just isn’t my thing. I’m a business major, and I definitely don’t plan to work in a pharmaceutical company in the future. Instead of paying attention to science in bio class, I often stare off into space and check out everyone’s outfits.

During today’s fashion-scoping session, I was excited to see a girl two rows ahead of me rocking one of my favorite spring hair styles – a shiny patent leather headband. She had on a bright white one that was very similar to the headband pictured here on the left.

This hot trend is popping up everywhere right now, and the options are endless. Headbands are an amazing fix for bed-head hair, and can also look adorable with a dressier updo. They work with casual or formal outfits, and come in many versatile colors for spring.

Mini Headband: $16
Buy at Nordstrom

How to Wear this Trend:

  • Patent, Pleather or Plastic – Choose one of these materials to get the shiniest look. You want as much gloss as possible.
  • Don’t be afraid of color! – These headbands were meant to stand out! My favorite shades for this look: yellow, red and bright white.
  • Wide or mini? – The choice is yours. Wear one wide band in a solid color or pair a couple of mini headbands for a different twist.
  • Consider your hair style. – Super-skinny headbands like the one on the right look best with an updo. Wider bands work well with practically any style.

Your thoughts?

Do you like the shiny headband trend? Have you been rocking it in class this season? Let me know with a comment.

Posted on on April 2, 2007 / Filed Under: Trends / Tags: , , ,

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14 Responses to “College Fashion Trend – Shiny Headbands”

  1. 1
    April 4th, 2007 at 7:27 am

    I think headbands are such a great accessory. I have a ginormous head, but the elastic ones fit perfectly on!

  2. 2
    December 26th, 2009 at 12:40 am

    i love it
    i have a few narroiw plaid headbands and big solid colores ones

    hey are sequins on them too

  3. 3
    January 15th, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    Okay…but how do you prevent that inevitable digging of the headband into the back of your ears? I’d wear headbands twice as much as I do now if I could wear them comfortably…

  4. 4
    March 9th, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    Hi! I’ve covered the trend and much more other stuff on my blog so please feel free to check it out…


  5. 5
    August 31st, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    I have a few in dark blue (I’m a blonde), purple, and lime green! I love these!


  6. 6
    December 4th, 2011 at 5:17 am

    I’m obsessed with headbands (and ponytails)! I wear one almost every single day! They are such a great accessory and they’re very versatile, you can wear them with your hair down, in a ponytail, in a side braid etc. :) I love my huge headband collection! :D

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