If you’re a child of the 1980s, then you probably spent your school days with a velour Alice band clamped to your head. You made mum promise she wouldn’t make you wear them past primary school, but then Clueless happened. By the time you’d perfected Cher Horowitz’s plaid skirt–and–perky headband combos, Blair Waldorf started accessorising her blow-dry with a giant red bow. Somehow you spent your entire adolescence looking like a preppy version of the girl with the pearl earring.
If you think a ballerina bun plus Alice band would equal naff, may I submit Sienna Miller as evidence to the contrary? Treat yourself to Dolce & Gabbana’s hairband, which looks rather like something Catherine de’ Medici would wear with its paste gems and filigree plaques, or Orelia’s pearl-and-gold lace affair in order to achieve her look.