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The Only Hair Accessory You Should Wear This Winter

Blair Waldorf, eat your heart out.

Last Updated on October 27, 2021

What do Blair Waldorf, Amanda Gorman and Alexa Chung have in common? Their love of headbands, of course!

The accessory has made a mainstream comeback since poet Amanda Gorman wore a padded red headband from Prada during the inauguration of US President Joe Biden earlier this year.

Searches for the headband rose by 560% when she was seen wearing it, according to Lyst, rising again when she stepped out in a yellow version soon after.

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People were as crazy for the yellow plaited and embellished headpiece as they were for the red one and the hair accessory favourite started trending again.

Amanda Gorman's at Joe Biden's inauguration look in a yellow headband

Not long after the comeback of the headband, the Gossip Girl reboot premiered. Coincidence? I think not.

The accessory was regularly worn by preppy lead character of the first series Blair Waldorf, played by Leighton Meester back then.

Nowadays you can barely wear one without referencing the Upper East Side socialite, so the series’ return definitely has a part to play in its return.

This time around, the headband is getting an extravagant update. Embellishment in the form of studs, pearls and gems is big, while huge padded styles are trending thanks to Prada.

I don’t know about you, but I think they’re coming back right on time. We’re all about making bold style choices in the last few months of the year, so accessorising with an eye-catching piece definitely fits the bill.

If you’re feeling inspired, here’s my edit of the best headbands to buy now.

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WN’s Headband Edit

zara lotto headband

Lotto Headband, £11.99, Zara – buy now

Padded Headband Prada at Farfetch

Padded Headband, £180, Prada at Farfetch – buy now

Pearl and Diamante Headband Accessorize London

Pearl and Diamante Headband, £14, Accessorize London – buy now

Millicent Honey Velvet Plaited Headband Rock n Rose

Millicent Honey Velvet Plaited Headband, £38, Rock n Rose – buy now

Embellished Headband Gigi Couture London at Etsy

Embellished Headband, £8, Gigi Couture London at Etsy – buy now

Headband in Plisse ASOS

Headband in Plisse, £8, ASOS – buy now

Triangle Logo Nylon Headband, £340, Prada at Farfetch – buy now

Padded Velvet Headband Liberty London

Padded Velvet Headband, £40, Liberty London – buy now

Jewelled Headband Boden

Jewelled Headband, £48, Boden – buy now

White Velvet Pearl Padded Matador Headband Shekrun at Etsy

White Velvet Pearl Padded Matador Headband, £21.23, Shekrun at Etsy – buy now

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