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The Fuss-Free Accessory Keeping Our Lockdown Hair In Check


Can't muster the energy to get dressed up every day but still want to look like you put some semblance of effort in for your daily walk and Zoom trivia night? Accessories are your minimum effort, maximum impact lockdown savior — specifically, the silk headscarf.

Everyone, from Barbie Ferreira to Bella Hadid via Alexa Chung, has been keeping their tresses in check during lockdown with a silk headscarf. Adopting the bandana style favored by '90s icons TLC and '00s sweetheart Lizzie McGuire, the super simple styling trick hides any hair horrors while making you feel just that little bit more put together.

Over on the spring '20 runways, designers as disparate as Marc Jacobs, Art School, and Dior featured the accessory in their collections and, lest we forget, the original self-isolation queen, Grey Gardens' Little Edie, who frequently (and exceedingly glamorously) sported a silk headscarf.

There are no rules but the easiest way to tie one is by folding a square scarf diagonally in two, then placing the longer side just above the forehead and tying the corners at the nape of your neck. The bolder and brighter the print, the better. It doesn't really matter too much what the rest of your getup looks like — just add a pair of statement earrings and you're ready for the Zoom call.

Read on to shop our wish list of silk headscarves.

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We're loving the vintage floral print on Martha's headscarf — this zesty orange is particularly fitting for spring 2020.


Mango Pleated Polka Dots Scarf, $, available at Mango


Accessorize Keka Abstract Lightweight Square Scarf, $, available at Accessorize


Gucci Square Scarf, $, available at Yoox


Everlane Unisex Silk Human Bandana, $, available at Everlane
Imani goes back to the '90s with her classic bandana style. All you need is the perfect pair of gold hoops...


Acne Studios Skinny Diamond Shaped Bandana, $, available at Acne Studios


Zara Printed Scarf, $, available at Zara


Loewe Anagram Floral Silk Scarf, $, available at Nordstrom


& Other Stories Striped Twill Scarf, $, available at & Other Stories
We're digging Courtney's styling here. Tying the headscarf under your chin feels very HRH, non?


Urban Outfitters Silky Extra-Large Bandana, $, available at Urban Outfitters


Emilia Mala Bengal Malicieuse Silk Scarf, $, available at Olivela


H&M 2-Pack Scarves/Hairbands, $, available at H&M


Toteme Venezia Logo-Print Silk Scarf, $, available at Matches Fashion
We're matching our headscarf to our jacket, a la Marie.


All Very Goods Me Time Bandana: Red, $, available at All Very Goods


Etro Printed Silk Scarf, $, available at Moda Operandi


RIXO Quincy Hidden Panther Scarf, $, available at Rixo London


Elizabeth Gillett Anthropologie Aubrey Floral Bandana, $, available at Anthropologie

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