When Miuccia Prada feels like doing something, she does it. If she wants to strap tiny nylon backpacks on neon-swathed models, she does it. If she wants to emblazon an entire collection in banana prints and cartoon flames? Yep, she does it. It’s very rock the boat, IDGAF, my way or the highway vibes, but whatever Prada does, we love it. For Spring 2019, Prada’s models marched to the beat of an entirely new drum—another signature move—with retro frocks and space-age accessories fit for a Jetson. But on every editor’s wish list was the padded satin headbands, easily translated from runway to real life.
Unsurprisingly, the easy-to-wear trend has taken the downtown community by storm, replacing the scrunchie as the go-to hair accessory for winter. Forget the Blair Waldorf flashbacks, we’re talking full-on ’80s-style padded headbands in crush velvet, satin, and anything embellished. Pro tip: Lean in on the jewel tones to keep things luxe.
Here’s some of our favorite headbands to shop right now.