DIY: Floral Headband 3 Ways

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Now that spring is here it’s time to pack up those winter hats, and let our hair down. Dress up your hair with these quick and easy headband DIYs featuring our favorite spring trend: Florals!

Materials for Flower Headband

What You’ll Need:

Mauve 1 3/4″ Artificial Flowers

E6000

Three Metal Headbands

Scissors

Measuring Floral Trim

1. Place the end of your floral trim against the end of the headband, and line the trim along the headband.

Cutting Floral Trim

2. Cut the trim around the metal headband.

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3. Glue the trim onto the headband, and let it dry.

This DIY is so easy that we had to try it out with other floral trims!

Blue Floral Headband

This variation is made with Navy Floral Rosette Trim. We trimmed back the mesh on the sides after the trim was glued to the metal band.

Sequin Flower Headband

Our last variation used 5/8″ Sequin Flower by the Yard in Soft Multi. It’s the perfect pastel headband with a little bit of sequin sparkle!

Final Floral Headbands

Now you have an easy way to add florals to your spring wardrobe, and from now until Sunday March 30th, 2014 you can get 15% off of our floral trims!

How to Add Florals to Your Warm-Weather Accessories

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Sometimes your old accessories need a little upgrade. Make your warm-weather items bloom just in time for spring by adding fun floral trim!

Umbrella

Flower by the Yard 1 1/4″, Large Rosette by the Yard

Glue flower trim to the edge of your umbrella for an easy rainy day pick-me-up!

Sunglasses

1″ Imported Sequin Floral Trim

Cut individual flowers from our 1″ Imported Sequin Floral Trim and glue them onto the top of a pair of sunglasses.

Fedora

95mm Iron-On Embroidered Rose Trim

Skip the boring black band on the fedora, and go with something fun and floral! Just detach the black band, and glue the floral trim down with E6000!

Spring Hair Accessory DIY Roundup

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The days are getting longer and the nights are getting warmer, which means those cable-knit beanies no longer stand between you and your fabulous ‘do! Here are some great spring accessories to make your hair stand out.

Button Hair Pin from Thanks I Made It

This button hair pin from Thanks I Made It is literally the easiest thing to make, but it looks so fabulous! If you want to try your hand at this super simple DIY, try using our Dark Crystal Rhinestone Button or the Dome Rhinestone Beaded Button.

Anthropologie-Inspired Hair Pins from Little Miss Mama

These fabric barrettes from Little Miss Mama are vintage chic, and the perfect way to dress up a casual hairstyle.

Leather Hair Tie from Cupcakes and Cashmere

If you’re a ponytail girl, this DIY from Cupcakes and Cashmere is for you! This leather hair tie is like ponytail insta-chic. Make it with some pastels in time for spring, and you’re

Trinkets in Bloom Feather Pins

These feathered hair pins from Trinkets in Bloom are the perfect way to add bohemian beauty to your updo.

Love Maegan French Pouf

This chiffon and tulle hair accessory from Love Maegan can also be worn as a broach! Whatever way you wear it, it’s a romantic addition to any ensemble!

Foray Into Floral Accessories

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Florals are big this spring, but sometimes the best outfits embrace trends subtly. Try these floral accessories on for size if you like to test-drive trends without the commitment of an entire outfit.

Flower Hair Comb from Etsy

Spring is the most popular time for weddings, and this flower hair comb is the ideal addition to any formal hairstyle. It’s garden party perfect!

Floral Bag and Shoes

Flower look better when mixed together, hence the invention of bouquets. But the same goes for fashion! Don’t be scared to mix floral prints, especially when the canvas is as small as an accessory piece.

Floral Rings and Bracelets

Stack those buds on your tips and wrists for a bohemian bouquet of jewelry.

Flowers on a Hat

We love this fun hat from Fashion Week! It’s whimsical, really beautiful, and easily DIY-able.

Pink and Purple Floral Umbrella

April showers bring April flowers! This beautiful floral umbrella will cheer up even the gloomiest rainy day.

Fashion Illustration Inspiration

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Runway shows and photos are a beautiful way to enjoy fashion. Fashion illustrations, on the other hand, are an entirely different way to absorb fashion that allow for even more creativity and interpretation.

Fifi Lapin in Victoria Beckham

If you’ve never checked out the blog of Fifi Lapin, go now.  Fifi Lapin is the most fashionable bunny this side of anywhere, and she documents her outfits on the blog. It’s cute. It’s couture. It’s basically the best way to start your day.

Garance Fashion Illustration

Even if you don’t speak French, Garance features the most beautiful line-drawn fashion illustrations. And if a photo is worth a thousand words, then these illustrations are worth two thousand French ones.

Paper Fashion Dream Dresses

 

Paper Fashion features beautiful watercolor illustrations that often use elements like sequins, rhinestones and glitter. So basically everything we love.

Birdy & Me Illustration for Harper's Bazaar

Birdy & Me has some of the most realistic fashion images that mix graphite pencil drawings and bold pops of color

Sabine Pieper

We couldn’t make a list of our favorite illustrations without including Sabine Pieper! Having worked with the top brands in the fashion industry, she knows a thing or two about style. The images are high-contrast and high-drama, making them a powerful and evocative way to present designer styles.

M&J Fashion Sketchpad

Do you want to get into the world of fashion illustration? We know where to start! Our Fashion Sketchpad is the perfect way to practice your drawing, even if you aren’t a fashion student or designer!

DIY: Edgy Bow Belt

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Our latest DIY features a beaded bow applique, and some gorgeous lilac elastic. It’s the perfect way to step into spring with an accessory that’s feminine, with a little bit of edge.

Materials for Edgy Bow Belt

What You’ll Need:

Beaded Bow Appliqué #46230
2 Yards of 25mm Elastic Grosgrain #56038
E-6000
Button Snaps
Needle and Thread
Scissors

Measuring Elastic for Bow Belt

1. Fold  your elastic in half. Wrap elastic around your hips or waist depending on where you want the belt to sit, and measure. Make sure to leave an inch to each end for button snaps. Cut to size.

Gluing Elastic in Half

2. To create a sturdier belt, glue the folded sides together.

Sewing Snap to Bow and Elastic

3. Place one end of the elastic on the back of the bow, and sew the male piece of the button snap in place.

Sewing Snap in Place on Elastic

4. Sew the female snap piece to the other end of the elastic.

Finished Edgy Bow Belt

Now you’re ready to hit the town in style this spring! We love this look paired with black basics, or even to cinch a dress.

Color Story: Mint

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Spring is only days away, and frankly we cannot wait! One color that comes to mind when thinking of the transition from winter to spring is a cool hue that has been popular for the last few years. It’s refreshing and springy, with a name that might give you chills. We’re talking about mint green of course! Here are some of our favorite examples of this gorgeous cool green.

Mint Green Dress with Embellished Back

Mint Green Bridesmaid Dress with Pink Bouquet

Mint green is the perfect color to wear to a formal outdoor event like a wedding! It’s a fun color that looks great on a lot of people, and really draws in the beauty of the season too!

Mint Green Doorway

Mint Green Drawers

Mint is a beautiful and unique color that can add interest to any room without being overpowering. It adds a pop without being distracting.

Mint Green Bathroom
That’s probably why so many people use this color in bedrooms and bathrooms. It’s a nice change from white, and evokes relaxation and calm.

Mint Statement Necklace

It’s also hugely popular for statement jewelry. Mint lends itself to great color pairings, and looks so beautiful with colors like coral and lavender.

How will you be wearing this color this season?

Bold Bow Inspiration

Bows are a beautiful thing in fashion because they can instill personality into any outfit. They can be glamorous, playful, classic and chic! Check out some of our favorite ways to rock this stylish knot.

Big Black Bow Headband

This beautiful big bow is chic, and runway-ready. Would you try to pull this look off, or leave it to the more adventurous?

Black Shoes with Bows

Bows and shoes are a match made in heaven. The addition of a dramatic black bow on an otherwise simple pump makes this shoe a standout.

Straw Hat With Blue Bow

This classic look is girly and sweet. We love the pop of color this playful bow provides!

Bow Sweater from Sincerely Kinsey

Bows can also be rustic and instilled with a vintage vibe. Check out this awesome sweatshirt DIY from Sincerely Kinsey!

Bow Necklace from Brown Paper Packages

We love the elegance of this satin bow paired with a classic string of pearls.

Studded Belt from Love Maegan

Bows can also add a sassy edge to basic outfits! This belt from Love Maegan brings a punky-twist to a basic ensemble.

Trend Alert: Ice Ice Baby

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While the weather is starting to warm up, there’s one aspect of this winter that we’ll be holding onto through spring. We’re talking about icy cool-toned pastels!

Blue Burberry SS 2014 Embellished Skirt

We’ve already professed our love for Burberry’s 2014 Spring and Summer collections, but we’re going to go there again. Pastels + embellishments = our kind of party. Check out our Burberry-inspired DIY if you love this look as much as we do!

Prabal Gurung Lilac Dress SS 2014

A lot of the looks at Prabal Gurung embraced this icy aesthetic with shimmering satin fabrics in pretty, polished colors.

Modern Pastel Floral John GallianoThe looks at John Galliano offered a new spin to the classic pastel. Gone are the days that pastels are reserved for delicate spring florals and Easter Sunday dresses! The new pastel is modern, edgy and refreshing.

Backstage DKNY SS2014

The ladies at DKNY looked radiant in orchid. Pantone puns aside, this year’s Color of the Year fell into pastel territory, and other hues seemed to follow suit.

Mulberry Pastel Blue Bag SS2014

If wearing pastels head to toe isn’t working for you, take the accessory approach. Sneak it into your style via bags, shoes or sunglasses. It worked for neon two summers ago, right?

Are you going to try out the pastel trend, or are these icy hues too cool for you?

Burberry-Inspired Applique Pencil Skirt

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Embellishments are so hot for spring, and we couldn’t wait to take advantage of this fun trend! This DIY is modeled after the looks at the Burberry Spring/Summer 2014 show, classic shapes with sparkling accents.

Burberry Prorsum Spring-Summer 2014

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What You’ll Need:
Lace Pencil Shirt (Forever 21)
9 Silver Sun Disc Beaded Appliqués  #41991
Needle and Thread

Placing Appliques on Skirt

1. Lay your skirt on a flat surface, and place the appliques in your desired pattern. You can cluster them, or spread them out. We mimicked the pattern of the Burberry Embellished Lace Pencil Skirt.

Sewing Rhinestone Appliques Onto Skirt

2. Sew the appliques into place. You can place a little glue down first for added hold.

Finished Lace and Rhinestone Skirt

This skirt is the perfect thing to wear to an engagement party, or a semi-formal spring event. And the price is just right! You get the Burberry look that’s easier on your budget.