The spring/ summer 2021 hair accessories weren’t plentiful, but they were punchy. This was a difficult season, so many designers pared their collections down significantly. In many instances, hair accessories didn’t make the cut. The hairstyles themselves skewed simple and loose, so it’s no surprise!
Because of this, the few spring 2021 hair accessories that we spotted really stood out, despite their simplicity. White headbands here, some black ribbons there: this season wasn’t totally free of drama, but hair was allowed to remain mostly untamed.
Every season we want to share the same quote from The Devil Wears Prada, but we’ll spare you this time around. Just stick some flowers in your hair and get with the spirit of the spring 2021 hair accessories!
Daisies were the spring flowers of choice at Rodarte, and they looked truly lovely threaded through long, slightly tousled waves.
What’s a Dolce & Gabbana collection without some massive romantic flower hair accessories? They mostly decorated headscarves, but in a few instances, a few were attached front and center in a lovely bouquet.
#2. Black Ribbons
The black ribbons were most prominent at Giambattista Valli, where they were used to secure high ponytails, so they sat right atop the head. Things were a little simpler in the Bevza lookbook, where a low ponytail was simply and elegantly tied off with a black ribbon.
Finally, at Ashley Williams, black ribbons were tied at the base and then all along an ultra-long ponytail for a quirky look.
Scarves added old-world glamour and a rustic charm to the spring 2021 hair accessory trends.
At Christian Dior, for example, the scarves had charming patterns and were tied around the head like headbands, with a small knot right at the center. This lovely style will be easy to adopt off of the runway!
At Dolce & Gabbana, the scarves were loud, exciting, and colorful, much like the rest of the collection! They were wrapped to cover more of the head in a glamorous headwrap style.
Finally, at Gucci, we loved the gender-bent, babushka headscarves. While the scarves themselves were very charming, we’d probably prefer to wrap them around our heads Dior-style.
Pearls stood out to us in various forms on the runways, and they even added a delicate touch of glamour to various hair accessories.
At Acne Studios, the combination of a rope of pearls with damp hair gave serious ocean or mermaid vibes! When it came to pearls at Simone Rocha, more was more, with pearly hair nets adding the perfect texture contrast to lushly curled hair. Finally, at Rodarte, pearls lined many of the unusual headpieces that many of the models wore.
There was a dose of girlish elegance in the lookbooks and on the runways this season, thanks to the lovely and delicate headbands.
Let’s start with the most notable: Chanel. There are big predictions being made about the headbands Chanel presented for the spring/ summer 2021 hair accessories, and we won’t be surprised when we see them all over our Instagram feeds in the coming months. They were on the thin side and made of shiny silver-colored metal, with interlocking CCs right at the center.
Just as charming were the double-headbands at Erdem. Two thin headbands were the perfect way to add structure to the curly, slightly messy updos into which the hair was styled.
We spotted a slightly thicker, shiny headband in black at Halpern, which was a nice stylistic touch along with tightly pulled-back hair.
We love the drama of a net-covered face! It seems like something right out of a campy movie, although on the runways, it certainly felt chicer.
Netted headbands at Chanel were quite simple, with the black net slightly gathered, with just enough falling over the face to add an air of mystery. At Rodarte, they were added to a few of the eccentric floral headpieces, in some cases hanging down the back to add a bridal vibe to the look.
#7. Bobby Pins
You probably already have a pack of bobby pins sitting in one of your bathroom cabinets, so the spring 2021 hair accessory trends will give you some new ideas about how to style them!
The sweetest look was at Chanel, of course, where bobby pins helped to tame and preserve the clean side-part while still allowing for the bottom of the hair to hang in a loose ponytail or just plain loose.
First of all, there were the copious, stacked bobby pins that added some serious edge to the Marcel waves at Dries Van Noten! No one else made such copious use, but bobby pins are accessible, so this is a look all of us can adopt (although perhaps to a less extreme extent).
We saw a more minimalist version with just a trio of bobby pins breaking up the tousled hair texture at Francesca Liberatore.
Versace, Chanel, and Blumarine also unveiled embellished bobby pins for those who want to take their hairstyling to the next level with a simple hair accessory.
Photos via Vogue, Livingly