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How to Wear a Headband, According to Celebrities

If there’s any doubt in your mind as to how to wear a headband, now is the time to sort it out. With the the reboot of Gossip Girl on the horizon, and celebs from Jessica Alba to Zendaya wearing the accessory, the headband trend isn’t going away any time soon.

The throwback piece had a resurgence back in 2008, at the height of Blair Waldorf’s queen-bee aesthetic. It didn’t return until a decade later, thanks in part to milk braids and Prada, who sent padded nylon headbands down its spring 2019 runway. Somewhere in the middle, there was Kate Middleton and her tiara-like headbands, Chrissy Teigen’s ‘Headband of the Day’ (#HBOTD) series, and Instagram’s most-followed who made you want to buy into the middle-schooler’s starter pack.

Sure, you may look back in ten years and question your #OOTDs, but don’t let that stop you from wearing a headband now. Like scrunchies, bows, and butterfly clips, the hair accessory craze is here to stay. And we’re cool with that. Be it a padded, leather, or embellished style, a headband is an easy way to look put-together and maybe channel some Prada-girl energy while you’re at it.

But headbands are like cowboy hats in that you can’t exactly wear one timidly—you have to own it. So, rather than slipping one on as an afterthought, we looked to a few of our favorite celebs for styling tips on how to wear a headband with intention. Emma Roberts added a knotted red one to contrast her monochromatic look, while Kaia Gerber went full-on ’90s with a bandana and cropped cardi. Some break out the hair accessory whenever they need to hide a bad hair day, while others like Jessica Alba are making it part of their red carpet looks. Either way, we pored over some of their best outfits, and added look-alike shopping options. Here are nine ways to wear a headband in 2020.

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You’ll never get to hold hands with John Legend, but you can fall in love with the way Chrissy Teigen’s Jennifer Behr headband levels-up up your look. Layer your dress over jeans, and swap the Alexandre Birman heels for boots so you can wear this weekend brunch outfit even in the heart of winter.

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Disneyland’s Rise Of The Resistance Suffered Some Opening Day Jitters, But Appears To Be Running Smoothly

Rise of the Resistance is using a virtual queue system like its east coast counterpart, which means guests have to join Boarding Groups via the Disneyland app. Then they wait for their group to be called to go get on the ride. As expected, those boarding groups were gone within minutes of the park opening this morning, however, the problem was that even those lucky enough to join the first group couldn’t just go on the ride when the park opened, because the attraction wasn’t open when the rope dropped, and it stayed close for a while. Several Disney Bloggers were on site for the event, and were waiting with the crowds.

Thanos Could Have Had A Very Different Avengers: Endgame Weapon

From a functional standpoint Thanos’ sword actually works better too. When he faces off with Thor, Captain America and Iron Man at the end of Avengers: Endgame, he is able to do so, in part, because of the double-sided sword, which allows him to attack and defend from both sides. The axe would not have had that capability. So Thanos seems a bit more of a handful thanks to his sword.

Mark Hamill Jokes About Star Wars Scene Where He’s Speaking Way Too Fast

While it’s actually more than a little difficult to parse Mark Hamill’s tweet with everything run together like that, but the key bit comes at the end, where the actor revels that George Lucas would apparently direct his actors to deliver lines frequently “faster with more intensity.” So that’s exactly what Hamill did. The line comes across a little too fast, but the urgency of it is certainly there, so as far as that goes, it seems it worked.

How to Wear Boots in the Warmest (and Chicest) Way This Winter

Snow boots are the unsung hero of wintertime. They’re reliable, comfortable, and dependable—but not many people see them as stylish, and that’s a huge oversight. Sure, your favorite pair of duck boots may not seem fashionable at first, but they absolutely work when they’re paired with the right outfit. In fact, once you’ve figured out how to wear snow boots with style, you won’t want to put on another shoe ever again. Even during summertime. Catch me this Memorial Day at the pool wearing a bathing suit and duck boots.

OK, I’m kidding. We’ll most likely retire our winter boots come April, which will be sad because they’ve never looked better. Still not convinced? Here’s what inspired me to change up how I wear them:

Pair with skinny jeans or leggings

Like Aubrey Plaza does in this photo. This helps show off the color and details of your boot. Wear like this if you have a pair in an electric shade.

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Debra Messing achieves a similar look in the photo, below.

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As does Jenny Slate here.

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Wear jeans with a cuff

Elizabeth Olsen braved the snow a few years back wearing jeans and duck boots. But instead of putting the pant leg over the boot, she opted for a slight cuff. The result? The boot looks like an intentional part of the outfit as opposed to just something for utility.

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Go for monochromatic

Always a sleek option. This is yet another way to show the boots are a necessary component to your look. Hilary Swank has the right idea here.

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Add big accessories

Like Maggie Gyllenhaal‘s oversize red bag and black hat in this photo. Your go-to snow boots can sometimes look plain, so balance them out with more extravagant items.

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And last but not least: color-blocking

Notice how the brown and black in Octavia Spencer‘s duck boots match her pants, sweater, and jacket. Coordination like that brings a whole outfit together.

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I Help People Pick Wedding Rings for a Living. Here’s How I Found My Own

Nicholson doesn’t believe in putting down any particular type of ring style—“everyone has different preferences and that’s great. How it should it,” she says—but for customers like herself who prefer something a bit more unique and personal, she warns shoppers to be cautious of designs that have a sudden surge in popularity. “We definitely try to go for styles where you can’t pinpoint the era that they’re from,” she says. “They kind of look vintage but they look modern also.”

This isn’t to say that every recently trendy style, such as a halo cut or cluster rings, should be avoided. But customers should look beyond them in order to determine what truly speaks to their taste. “I like the idea of buying the piece that you’ll keep forever, but sometimes it is really hard to tell if you’re falling into a trend or really just eyeing something you truly love,” she says. She recommends two ways to find clarity.

First, do some historical digging for inspiration from 40, 50, or 100 years ago. “Don’t just look at what you’re being marketed with. Do a little bit of research on what rings looked like over time. Does anything speak to you more than the one you got targeted by 10 times today on Instagram?”

Second, Nicholson says buying a forever ring is about considering the materials as closely as you would the design. Alternative stones such as emeralds, sapphires, morganite, or opal may be beautiful, but customers should be aware that they’re not as hard as a diamond, she explains. Metals such as 18-karat gold and G-color, VS-clarity diamonds will retain their value over time, even if your taste should change. “If in 10 years this [ring] is really not what you want to wear, then you reset it and adapt it to modern times,” Nicholson suggests; she stresses that both parties in a relationship should be on the same page about this possibility walking into that purchase.

A Ceremony ring

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For further ring-shopping resources, Nicholson shares that Ceremony is relaunching its own site on December 26 to introduce a video concierge service that helps shoppers through the overwhelming process of selecting a diamond. “We search for each stone as we’re working with the customer,” she explains. The site’s new feature provides a more one-on-one experience to make sure every ring has the look and budget that fits each customer.

Ceremony is one of many brands who set a new precedent for the bridal industry and also focus on allowing individuals to decide for themselves what commitment and partnership looks like. Other examples include brands like Lein, which creates dresses to be worn for the wedding day and any day after; fellow jewelry brand Anna Sheffield, famous for its stackable engagement and wedding rings in unique materials; and Zola, a site that allows couples to create a registry for their honeymoon adventure or a charity close to their hearts instead of asking for a toaster or a gravy boat.

Ceremony is a for-profit business, but it’s also one that opens up questions about why people marry, how they marry, and how they choose to show their commitment through a piece of jewelry. For Nicholson, that symbol is a tri-stone ring; for her fiance, it’s the Rowan III, a wider gold ring. “I got him an engagement ring too,” she says, sharing another unconventional approach to engagement rings, which are almost exclusively marketed for women to wear. “Because we’re having a two year engagement, it’s kind of weird that I’m wearing a ring for two years and he doesn’t have one, so he has a ring that he wears every day.”

How Much Bad Boys For Life Made Opening Night

Early screenings started at 4 PM in most markets, allowing for more showings on the first day than the average Thursday night, which tends to see films starting at 7 PM. The number was enough to win the night, as the other major wide release movie hitting screens this weekend, Robert Downey Jr.’s Dolittle, brought in less than $1 million in total according to The Wrap, though its screenings started later in the evening and it was shown on fewer screens nationally.

23 Best Body Washes for Women, According to Glamour Editors

Odds are you’ve been using the same body wash for years. No shame in that, but have you ever stopped to think about what the best body wash for women actually is? Or wonder if there could possibly be a better one out there for you? Body wash may be the most underrated beauty item in your routine, but it shouldn’t be. It’s the first product that touches your skin, one of the few things you use every day, and practically functions as your signature scent.

Too sweet or too floral and you can end up smelling like bad teen memories, while anything in the woodsy family can err on the side of overly-perfumed. Sometimes it’s all about the extra-bubbly lather or cooling gel; other times, our only incentive to even take a shower is to soothe dry, itchy skin. Either way, your body wash needs to be worthy of the Arctic journey from bed to shower.

At Glamour, our editors are just as particular about the products they use on their bodies as they are about the ones they put on their faces, so we decided to put 23 of the best body washes for women to the test. Here are the ones with our seal of approval.

All products featured on Glamour are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission.

The Healing Power Of Mac Miller’s Circles: A Track-By-Track Guide

Circles, Mac Miller‘s sixth studio album and first posthumous release, is the other necessary half to 2018’s Swimming. Conceptually, Miller viewed both together as Swimming in Circles, as his family revealed recently, and he was well into recording it when he died in September 2018. As such, he left the world with Swimming as his final graceful exploration of the slow, almost painful process of healing.

Circles, out today (January 17), carries that pain and looks from the water to the cloudy skies. There’s something to smile about, and though it might not be here yet, it’s just over the horizon. Rap takes a backseat here to more melodic explorations; through producer Jon Brion‘s diligent work, these dozen tracks find Miller mumbling, singing, chanting, and whispering to himself like there’s no audience, as if he’s singing into the mirror for the ultimate pep talk. As he sifts through his psyche to process a past relationship, he delivers some of his most intense, emotional, and gripping lyrics, often stripping back metaphors, similes, and punchlines to bring puffy-eyed catharsis.

Circles finds Miller taking responsibility for past choices and hints at having a better state of mind. This new sense of peace is best illustrated on “Surf,” where he declares, “I’m starting to see that all I have to do is get up and go,” a strong statement that lets you know that, in the end, all the mind needs is time.

Listen to Circles, and below, find a track-by-track guide that highlights how each song shows the album’s hard-fought trek from a dangerous sea to the safety of the shore.

  1. “Circles”

    Key lyrics: “Well this is what it looks like right before you fall / Stumbling around, you been guessing your direction, except you can’t see at all”

    How it resonates: The title track sets the mood and tone, continuing the drowning feeling from Swimming. Slow and lumbering, Mac tries to figure out where to go when he’s kicking his feet in the water in the middle of nowhere. This line begins the album in the now; Miller keeps returning to the startling line.

  2. “Complicated”

    Key lyrics: “Before I start to think about the future / First can I please get through today?”

    How it resonates: The stinging synths of singe your inner ears as Miller, cozying up to an easy-grooving set of drums, questions why things just can’t be simple for a moment: “Does it always gotta / Gotta be so complicated?”

  3. “Blue World”

    Key lyrics: “Reality is so hard to find / When the Devil’s trying to call your line / Shit, I always shine”

    How it resonates: Miller’s funkiest and eeriest Circles tune sounds like Dr. Manhattan and eight clones yelling into an echoing cave. With a slightly uptempo, yet endlessly energetic backdrop built around ethereal voices, Miller wags his finger at temptation and shouts out his resilience. It’s a high spot that brings some positivity.

  4. “Good News”

    Key lyrics: “I spent the whole day in my head / Do a little spring cleaning”

    How it resonates: This one sounds like Miller’s whispering with a hat over his face on a beach. He’s referenced being inside of his head before on Swimming‘s “Come Back to Earth, with “I just need a way out of my head / I’ll do anything for a way out.” This time, he’s content with staying, so he’s going to clean up while he’s there.

  5. “I Can See”

    Key lyrics: “I need somebody to save me before I drive myself crazy”

    How it resonates: “I Can See” is a vast, cosmic, mirage-like song about rising, falling, and figuring out what’s real and fake. Miller contemplates calling for help as he comes to the realization that life is really “just a dream.”

  6. “Everybody”

    Key lyrics: “Sometimes the going gets so good / But then again, it gets pretty rough”

    How it resonates: Smooth and easygoing, this cover of Arthur Lee’s 1972 soulful “Everybody’s Gotta Live” soundtracks Miller’s honest look at the facts of life (and finds him playing bass). The instrumental — grounded in snares and open-ended ride cymbals — builds with piano keys and a double-layering of his voice as he cycles over the fact that we all rise, fall, and look to have a good time.

  7. “Woods”

    Key lyrics: “Heartbreak will you leave you bankrupt / Too many days in a day, better wake up”

    How it resonates: The glowing keyboards synthesize a magical nighttime forest where Miller holds a butterfly and raps about a previous romantic relationship. He spent a lot of time putting it together and realizes that despite the effort, it takes even more energy to put it back together. You can lose all your money trying to fix a broken heart.

  8. “Hand Me Downs”

    Key lyrics: “Well just being honest, my conscious ain’t doing bad / Because I tried to minus the problems that I attract”

    How it resonates: Featuring Australian rapper Baro, “Hand Me Downs” is Miller’s most open look at coping. He explains that he’s been doing better since he’s realized the grander scope of his life. It’s more open and bare on the instrumental end, enabling Miller to lead with a pensive and thoughtful note to someone special, thanking them for their love.

  9. “That’s on Me”

    Key lyrics: “And I don’t know where I have been lately but I been alright / I said good morning this morning and I’ll say goodnight”

    How it resonates: The beautiful pianos and synths play up the melancholy nature of Miller’s message that a relationship is over, and it’s OK. He takes full responsibility on the chorus (“That’s on me, that’s on me, I know”) and later promises to cut the strings. And speaking of strings, Miller plays guitar on this track.

  10. “Hands”

    Key lyrics: “There’s no reason to be so down / I’d rather fly around like it’s no ground”

    How it resonates: With his chin to the sky, Miller is realizing that he’s going to be just fine. He wants to make sure that listeners know that they, too, can overcome what they’re going through. When he asks, “Why don’t you wake up from your bad dreams?,” it’s like a call to action.

  11. “Surf”

    Key lyrics: “Sometimes I get lonely, not when I’m alone / But it’s more when I’m standing in crowds that I feel lost on my own”

    How it resonates: “Surf” is the product of a wounded man and a guitar that eventually evolves into a diary entry with just a few backing drums. Miller wanders on, through a startling synth, singing about simply not knowing. “Before it’s all over, I promise we’ll figure it out,” he coos.

  12. “Once a Day”

    Key lyrics: “Don’t keep it all in your head / The only place that you know nobody ever can see”

    How it resonates: Miller’s soft closing song — one of three songs he has sole writing credit on (along with “Circles” and “That’s on Me”) is a powerful exit. He lets the listener know, over a smooth, echoing flurry of notes, not to make the same mistake that he has: not to stay inside your head, because you’ll get lost in the mess. Mac might’ve envisioned himself swimming in circles, but “Once a Day” offers a compelling and heartfelt ending — a final grace note of optimism.