Spring is about to get here and what better time to indulge in some flirty fun! Some simple accessorizing can transform the look of any outfit.
We give our hair all the love and care, so why not make them the focal piece of our ensemble. Here we give you a lowdown on what’s in vogue in the world of hair accessorizing and how to wear them fabulously though it is always advisable to experiment with various items and prints to master the easy yet fantastic art of accessorizing.
Hair Accessories Trend S/S 2012 : Floral Accessories
There is something about the sunny weather and flowers. It has a youthful and quaint romantic charm to it which can never go out of fashion. Call it bohemian, call it hippie or call it vintage, floral hair accessories are here to stay.
Floral accessories can be worn as corsages, hair bands, barrette or hair clips for that girly, feminine look. Though you can wear fresh natural flowers on special occasions like weddings, it is more convenient and hassle-free to go for artificial ones in silk or crepe.
Colors: It is usually the norm to match the color of your hair accessory to your outfit but you can also go for a dramatic contrast look, so feel free to experiment! You can either go for bright colors like hot pink, orange and red or more sophisticated hues like mauve and white.
Hairstyles to wear on: The beauty of floral accessories is that they can be worn casually as well as to a formal do. For a day look, floral accessories in lighter colors look perfect with loose untied hair. On the other hand, if you want to take this look to a night event, go for elaborate hairdos in form of chignons or buns and accessorize with a beautiful flower on the side.
Pair up with: Short frilly dresses, long summer dresses or evening gowns, floral accessories blend in well with anything girly and flirty.
Style Tip: Orchids, roses and lilies look fabulous when stringed together in the form of a head band. If you can’t find a style you adore in the stores, look for Do It Yourself guides available in plethora on the internet.
Hair Accessories Trend S/S 2012 : Head Scarf
This season the quintessential headscarf makes a stunning comeback. Versatile and a sure shot way to set you apart from the crowd, headscarf can be worn in a variety of ways which match and pair up your ensemble perfectly.
This season, headscarves range from decade-inspired to the uber chic. While Karen Walker and Marc Jacobs paid tribute to the feminine yet tough woman of the 1940s, Nicholas K took inspiration from the long and flowing 1970s approach to the headscarf.
You can also go for the 60s look in headscarves complete with their triangular shape tied under the chin and oversized sunglasses. So wear it as you want and as you like this Spring/summer.
Colors: Headscarves can range from monochrome and block colors to quirky animal prints and motifs. The color of your headscarf also depends on whether you intend to wear it in tandem with your overall outfit or make it a center piece. If making a fashion statement through your headscarf is what you aspire for, go for statement prints and contrasting colors. But if you are wearing your headscarf for its functional use, it would be appropriate to go for pastel tones or matching colors.
Hairstyles to wear on: Headscarves usually pair up well with tightly wound hairstyles and buns. Loads of gel and an upturned neat hairstyle go perfectly with a full head scarf. Alternatively, a 70s style headscarf with its long, flowing style is perfect with loose hair.
Pair up with: It is not particularly difficult to pair up your headscarf as they easily blend into any summer ensemble. The beauty of headscarves is that they are able to maintain a charm of their own, whether they are paired up with long flowing summer dresses and a structured look.
Style Tip: Learn the various ways you can tie a headscarf by simply watching some YouTube videos!
Hair Accessories Trend S/S 2012 : Hats
Who said hats are a winter accessory! Colourful and light hats are your perfect summer accessory for that day out in the sun.
Floppy hats with their broad rims and interesting textures like straw and lace as presented by Louis Vuitton are the latest in-thing.
Colors: Natural colors like wood along with the usual bright tones can give a bohemian feel to any outfit.
Hairstyles to wear on: Try going casual and minimalistic in your hairstyling as you experiment with hats. Elaborate hairstyles peeking out of hats are never a pretty sight and you might want to steer clear of it. Leave your tresses falling casually on your shoulders as you put on a wide-brimmed Amish hat.
Pair up with: Pair these super stylish hats with your favorite boot-leg jeans and comfy blouson style tops for chic trendy look. These hats look great with your bikinis and tankinis for your day out on the beach.
Style Tip: Wear a monochrome outfit and add that zing to it with a wild animal print hat!
Hair Accessories Trend S/S 2012 : Quirky Hair Accessories
This season, many designers experiment with a lot of quirky nit-bits for hair accessorizing. While Korhani used a towel tied up in bath style for hair accessorizing at the Toronto Fashion Week, Igor Gulyaev chose sea oyster inspired head gears at the Moscow Fashion Week.
These quirky items can be carried off with aplomb if you are the experimental kind and love a daring fashion statement now or then.
Spring/ summer is the season to flaunt and experiment. So think fashion forward and go all out in terms of hair accessories as they can brighten up any outfit with their cute little detailing. Leave a comment and let us know which hair accessory you wear and how!