This season, the guys are giving the girls a run for their money in the accessories stakes! From leather bags to well-placed bracelets, sport-inspired sliders to rings stacked on each hand, the most fashion-forward men know how to wear their accessories with style.
Are you looking to up your accessories game and add something a little different to your look? Jay-Z has taken summer accessorising to a whole new level, thanks to his commitment to this summers hottest new trend: headbands for men. Frankly, we’re inspired!
Wondering if you’ve got what it takes to wear a headband like Jay-Z? Here are our top tips for getting it right:
Only In Summer
Last week we shared our Top Tips to Help You Beat the Heatwave in Style and, like many of those tips, the headband should only be worn during the summer. If you wear your headband in the cooler months you will look too grungy and the overall effect will feel forced.
The benefits of choosing a headband in the summer are:
- It will keep your head nice and cool without the hassle of wearing or carrying a bulky hat
- It is a great way to keep longer or thicker hair out of your face and will hold it back without product
- It will stop unruly sweat from dripping down your face, or in your eyes when you’re working out of simply spending time on the beach
Look For Celebrity Inspiration
If you’re not a big fan of Jay-Z then you’ll be pleased to know that he isn’t the only celebrity who likes to rock a headband when it’s hot outside. Look for celebrity inspiration on adding accessories to your hair from former One Directioner Harry Styles, ultimate rock God Lenny Kravitz or the original headband wearing icon, Rolling Stone Keith Richards.
Each of these celebrities wears their headband with confidence, and often layers with minimalist tees and several other accessories at the same time. Don’t be afraid to experiment with this rock and roll aesthetic and create a rounded look that feels authentic, and completely unique to you.
Compliment Your Existing Style
There is a wide range of different headbands on the market, so pick one that compliments your existing style. Whilst Jay-Z’s hand tied paisley version looks great with his retro-inspired vacation shirt, it wouldn’t look as good paired with a preppy striped shirt and boat shoe!
If you have a preppy or sporty aesthetic then the skinny black headband favoured by David Beckham during his football playing heyday would be a great choice. Meanwhile, if you’re a certified fashionista then something bolder in silk or satin would be better suited. Why not look for a printed Pucci-inspired scarf that you can fashion into a headband to colour-coordinate with your outfit?
The key is to find the headband that works best for you and to wear it with confidence. Confidence in your appearance is the key to pulling off this look. Because it is so bold and eye-catching, all eyes will be on you.
It’s a lot of attention to handle, and certainly not for the shy and retiring wallflower type. Jay-Z wears his headband with nonchalance, confidence and class, making him a brilliant role model for this fantastic summer trend.