11 statement headbands to finish off your summer outfit

When it comes to accessorising an outfit, there’s so much more to think about than jewellery, handbag and shoes. A statement headband, for example, can make an outfit, and there are so many styles to chose from this season.

The perfect finishing touch to a wedding guest outfit (or indeed for a modern bride), a statement-making headband can dial up the drama on an otherwise simple outfit. Paired with a dress, it’ll double down on the femininity, or try accessorising a two-piece suit with one for bit of sartorial juxtaposition.

Not just for dressy occasions, of course – a simple jeans and T-shirt combo can take a statement headband, instantly elevating an otherwise casual outfit. While maximalists can go to town clashing the prints and colours of their headband with their outfit, for the uninitiated we’d suggest keeping your outfit clean and simple in block colours, to allow the headband to do all the talking.

Keep scrolling to see our pick of the best statement headbands on the high street, starting from just £2.50…

Statement headbands to finish off your summer outfit

blue pearl headband
Evelyn & Rose

Lola blue pearl knot headband, £28, Evelyn & Rose

The added pearls mean this headband lends itself well to a wedding guest outfit.

lobster headband
Anthropologie

Embroidered Lobster Headband, £35, Anthropologie

Lobsters are iconically abstract and are sure to make a statement.

beaded headband
Oliver Bonas

Ditsy Embellished Floral Sequin Headband, £26, Oliver Bonas

Beaded styles are perfect for dressier occasions.

linen headband
Rock n Rose

Millicent Natural Linen Plaited Headband, £38, Rock n Rose

Natural-coloured linen in a voluminous plait allows even the statement-averse to get in on the trend.

pink and green beaded headband
ASOS

Padded headband with seedbead swirl print, £12, ASOS

Pink and green = a colour combo made in heaven.

straw headband
ZARA

Braided headband with knot, £11.99, ZARA

We’d pair this with an all-white linen look on a beach holiday.

pink velvet headband
Roseings London

Verona headband, £38, Roseings London

Pink velvet can add drama to a black work suit.

white beads headband
Accesorize

Embellished circles headband, £16, Accesorize

A perfect accessory for brides.

resin headband
Urban Outfitters

Smudge Print Headband, £2.50 (was £12), Urban Outfitters

This resin number brings a different dimension to a look.

lilac satin headband
& Other Stories

Ruched Alice Headband, £17, & Other Stories

Puffy lilac satin brings ultra-feminine vibes.

beaded lemon headband
Boden

Embellished Headband, £35, Boden

Lemons just scream holiday, right?