Want to know a little secret?! Lets keep it just between us, okay? For the life of me, I could not figure out how to style these top knot headbands. I am supposed to be an expert in this type of stuff and I just really did not love the way I looked any time I would put on a headband. Let alone take photos…I just kind of sucked it up and posted them because I liked the headbands so much. As a blogger, I try really hard to let the small stuff go, like weird angles, minimal makeup, or just critiquing myself in general but this would not let up. At first I thought it was my longer face and the knot enhancing the long face shape, making my face just look like a big long 0 HA!
It’s safe to say, I finally figured it out! I didn’t like the way my hair looked when I was slicking back my hair with the headband! It most likely reminded me of my “growing out bangs” days in 5th grade. Did you ever have to grow out your bangs, that took approximately 239839 years until those baby hairs didn’t look so awkward?! I used to push my bangs back with a headband or use exactly 9,000 clips to keep ALL strays at bay. Mystery solved! Thank the Lord I grew out of that stage.
For this post, I thought I would save you the hassle of figuring it all out on your own! There are three ways I prefer to wear my top knot headbands, two I truly love and well, someone out there has to have a face shape for the third option, LOL! I do wear all three options, I just choose to only take photographs with two of the options. I am sure you can figure out which one.
One last thing before we get started. I really do love top knot headbands and think they can pull together any ole regular outfit. I recently started making handmade top knot headbands in my ETSY shop. The Citrus Collection was just released with bold Florida inspired prints that can be worn as an accessory into Spring! You can see how I styled them below!
1. With A Top Knot / Ponytail
Ahh, okay, so this style is my favorite at the moment! I wrapped my hair tight into a top knot, clipped it and gently placed the headband on top of my head. I find it easier to “place” the headband on than slide it because it keeps body in my hair. With the pleated skirt, pearls, and pink velvet headband, I feel like a princess!
Keep the top knot high on your head so it’s higher than the headband knot! I think is such a classy and girly way to wear the headband! Can’t wait to create more spring / summer looks with this style, especially when it’s warm out. I can already tell it will be a great way to look cute with beach hair when it’s just to hot to deal!
If you follow any fashion bloggers, they all seem to have been posting these Amazon pearl headbands. Normally I’m not into the super super popular items buzzing around the Insta-sphere but these are the exception. They come in a pack of three and I can say I.Am.A.Fan! Their amazing quality, it’s 3 for under $10 and I like having three colors to choose from when styling my outfits!
2. With Your Hair Pulled Back
Okay, I guess this style doesn’t look that bad on me but a little trick. If you part your hair slightly then slide the headband on, it gives a little more of a classy look that say’s I’m an adult and not a child! I do prefer the yellow headband look with a slight part. This style helps when it’s windy out and you want your hair out of your face. Which is basically me all of the time!
Even though I might not love the way I look with this style, I will still wear it to keep my hair pushed back….just don’t take any photos when I do. Really though, try all three styles! Depending on your face shape, hair style and length and the type of headband, it might just take a bit of experimenting to figure out which way looks best!
3. Placed Slightly in the Middle of Your Head
That is probably the weirdest title for the third option but I couldn’t think of a better way to describe it! Seriously, watch my latest IGTV because seeing it styled will be even better than reading how to!
I part my hair like normal (deep side part), then I take my cute citrus headband and hold it above my head over the spot I want it to sit on. Then I lower my hands, place it on my head and wiggle it until it’s comfortable!
No matter how you part your hair, this style will work! In the middle or on the left or right side. Bless all of you who can pull off the middle part! I actually think that would be a really cute way to wear a headband!
Shop My 3 Favorite Top Knot Headbands
1. Sunshine Style Co. Handmade Citrus Headband, $28.00
2. Amazon Pearl Pack of 3 – $9.99
3. J.Crew Pink Satin Headband – $29.99 (30% off with code JANUARY)
Lots of Sunshine,