How To Wear Headbands

I have an interesting relationship with headbands. For the first seven or so years of my life I had a hair cut that my stylist dubbed "The Lanie"- Straight bangs and a bob that came about to my chin. (See photo below- I'm the blonde!)

Then when I was around eight I started dancing competitively and was required to have my hair be able to get styled into low pony tail and completely out of my face. Therefore, I had to grow out my beloved bangs. I don't know if y'all have ever been through the process of growing out blunt bangs but it is not an easy or quick task. This is where the headband enters the picture. For a year I wore a headband almost every day just to keep them out of my face. By the time my bangs had finally grown out I never wanted to see another headband again!

As I grew up I purchased the occasional headband on a whim here and there but never really loved them or gave the a real chance. Recently however, I have become obsessed. They really are the perfect hair accessory and add a polished look to any outfit. I can't get enough!

They can look sweet:

Or preppy and cool:

And there are so many great options:


From bows to tortoise shell to glitter and pearls there are styles to fit everyone's taste. I recently bought a bow headband in black from J. Crew (of course) and I am so in love! It adds the perfect dose of girlie-prep to every outfit that I just can't get enough of. How do y'all feel about headbands? Are you as crazy about them as I am?

Let me know what you think!

Lanie W.


  1. I as well (duh) love headbands! Did you see the bow on the polyvore I did for rush? When we go to Charleston this weekend I really want to find one! I think bows are so adorable (which I was oddly going to do a post on and then you did one on headbands...our minds..) But I CANNOT wait to see you!!


  2. Yes I did! I loved it! I actually just got bow earrings too! :) And yes we will search! I heard American Apparel has them! And of course you were, we're so weirdly brain connected! haha I CAN'T wait to see you either!! Love you twinny!

    xo, Lanie.

  3. I love headbands. I am right now into tortoise shell headbands- chic and trendy! I am your newest follower. I cannot wait to read more of your posts and hope that maybe you can return the favor and follow The Preppy Student. I always comment for every comment left on my page and hope to start a friendly relationship with your wonderful blog! Have a happy Monday:)

  4. Thank you so much! I love finding new blogs and your's is adorable! I am going to follow for sure! :) Thank you for the sweet words! Hope your week is wonderful!

  5. Adore this post, hun. If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest outfit post and guest post for Lauren Conrad. Thanks, love. xo


  6. Aw thank you! I remember when you very first started your blog, it was back when I had my old blog "Small town girl, big city dreams"! Haha congrats on your blogging success! I will go check it out for sure! I've been reading them since you started! :)



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