Heads up

by Amanda Bedgood

Headbands take a funky plunge

Headbands and the like have long been relegated to preppy Blair Waldorf types. No more. The funky headband is making waves in a way that's totally hippie, a little bit funky and quite rock and roll. Over at Hemline they have a variety of simply braided pieces you can wear with fall's casual sweaters and fashionable sweatshirts.

If you're of the hippie chic variety the sweet little floral pieces from Knotting Hill are the way to go. Add a voluminous sleeve and some velvet and you're a fall time woodland fairy all grown up.

Vanessa V. touts a line of amazing locally made pieces from BranDesign called Softwear. These super soft stretchy pieces are a cross between a turban and a headband for something that's the perfect way to take an otherwise tame outfit into statement territory. Just add moto boots.