As a child, I collected two things with pride: glass cat figurines and headbands. Luckily for my social life, I stopped collecting glass cats before I had my braces put on, but I’ve never lost my passion for accessories.
Fast-forward a few years, and my accessory collection looks a bit different now: it doesn’t contain any puffy headbands from the ’90s, features much less neon, and there’s (hardly) any tie-dye in sight.
Hair pieces and headbands are an easy way to accessorize an outfit, and are all too often overlooked. Thanks in part to the recent release of the Great Gatsby, hair pieces are finally getting the recognition they deserve. Now is the time to try incorporating one into your outfit.
If you’re apprehensive about hair accessories, start with a simple headband that isn’t too flashy. I chose the black Infinity headband by Quoise, a company that makes headbands in New York. Their styles range from attention-grabbing to sparkly and sophisticated, and each item is handcrafted by the designer, Ashlie Darrel.
For my outfit, I chose to mix and match patterns in my closet by wearing a skirt over one of my favourite form-fitting dresses. I broke up the patterns with a glossy green faux snakeskin belt that I purchased at a thrift store for $5, and completed the look with an $8 thrifted vintage leather clutch.
Floral dress: H&M. Skirt: Old Navy. Belt and purse: Thrift Store Scores. Headband: c/o Quoise.
Sandals: Zara. Nail Polish: Revlon – Cherries in the Snow.