I wish I had a ribbon drawer like Monica Geller-Bing in Friends. Because right now all I want to do is tie a girly pink ribbon in my hair. This sudden obsession with bows sprung from nowhere – it wasn’t exactly a big trend for Spring/Summer ’13, despite the bow hairbands in the Louis Vuitton show – but I’m smitted with the look. There’s something pleasingly retro about a bow headband, and they seem like the perfect solution for bad summer-hair-days. Especially as any hair-dummy can tie a bow. It’s probably the only hairstyle that requires no skill whatsoever (which appeals to me greatly).
ASOS are really on it with their hair accessories this season, so if you like the look and want a ready-made headband make sure they’re your first port of call (this pink number is my personal favourite). But nothing beats a simple piece of silk ribbon tied around a ponytail or fashioned into an Alice band. I’ll be taking style pointers from the girls in bows below:
Are you also a fan of this hairstyle? Have you worn a bow headband so far this summer? Or are you tempted to now?