At the end of a long workday, sometimes you just need a sweet release. For some, it's Netflix. For others, it's a juicy pour of wine. And for me, it's Chrissy Teigen. Or more specifically, her obsession with pretty, very Instagrammable headbands. In fact, the only thing better would be an epic combination of all three. Just me?
In celebration of Teigen's dedicated Instagram Story series "Headband of the Day" (aka #HBOTD), narrated hilariously with a playful theme song courtesy of her vocally blessed husband, John Legend, we thought we'd pay our own little ode to the model's workout, breastfeeding, tooth-brushing hair accessory of choice. After all, Teigen has pretty much proved the look's versatility, and what's better in the sticky months of summer than having a go-to style to stave off the sweat-drenched rattails we find plastered to the nape of our neck? Thought so. Ahead, nine of our favorite HBOTD moments, courtesy of Chrissy Teigen's addicting Instagram Stories, plus nine look-alike shopping options we think your beach and workout bags need ASAP. Keep scrolling!
Black with Sparkle
For a touch of glamour, we love the combination of sparkle and a stunning hit of black.
Pink is pretty for summer, and we especially love it in silk.
Black, red, pick your poison. We just love the gold foil details in either Teigen's red take or this all-over metallic version from My Kitsch.
Nothing feels more classic than blue or black velvet. To channel Chrissy's Old Hollywood glamour, senior editor Hallie Gould recommends this affordable pick that she found at Free People.
Patterned with Yellow
We can't stop ogling the tribal print on this yellow headband iteration from Shopbop.
For a similar pop of green, may we suggest this budget-friendly number from Francesca's? It's the perfect color to sport all year around (puppy filter optional).
What feels more appropriate in the summertime than flowers, palm leaves, and crisp white backdrop? Do like Teigen and opt for this tropically inspired headband which we'd wear flossing, brushing, and beyond.
Although it's hard to tell in the photo, the side of this season-perfect headband (be it summer or, gasp, fall) is blooming with pearlescent beads and pretty flowers. Plus, we love the neutral green palette, which feels more subdued.
Shades of Violet
Who knew violet, pastel pink, and black could make for such a striking color combo? We found an all-over twisted purple option from Baublebar.