Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Recessionista Tip #1: SS09 Designer Hairbands for Less

Trend Alert for SS09: The hairband trend. Yes, hairbands are not just for little girls, they are for real women too! The hottest hairband designs of the season are those embellished with flowers, bows, feathers and jewels.

Some of my favorite Blair's hairband looks

Character Blair Cornelia Waldorf' in the popular American drama TV Series Gossip Girl lives this trend her whole prep school life in the upper east side. Well, Blair's hairbands are mainly sponsored by Stacey Lapidus, Jennifer Ouellette and Jennifer Behr which can cost anywhere from $50 to $200 each! Pretty with a definite equestrian feel, these bow-beaus are sure set to be a fashionista favorite.

Beauties in Bows: Victoria Beckham, Scarlett Johansson, Paris Hilton, Jessica Simpson

Even our favorite Hollywood Fashionistas were also spotted with hairbands as they so gracefully grace the red carpet and sidewalks. I like the one that Jessica has on; which is by Jennifer Ouellette cost $70. I also found several more designs that I really liked especially this one by Miu Miu which is way out of my recessionista budget.

Miu Miu Bow Hairband

Tarina Tarantino (left); Forever 21 (right)

There are so many options out there. You could splurge on this one from Tarina Tarantino or get it at a steal from Forever 21. For me, I really liked the $167 one but my recessionista instinct tells me that it may be be a little steep for a hairband. The $5 one on the other hand was too plain and mass-produced looking for me.

Combining a cheap hairband with something I already own

IamRecessionista's own creation

So I decided to make my own floral hairband. I bought a grosgrain hairband from Forever 21 for $5 and combined it with a flower brooch I already had in my jewelry box that I might have paid $5 for it. I plucked out the grosgrain ribbon, and pinned on my flower brooch to the hairband. And voila! I have a one-of-a-kind hairband that only cost me $10! It's time to put on your "thinking" hairband and save big time on this new hottest trend.