The Most Wearable Trend From Fashion Week Is In Your Gym Bag

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Hair accessories have had their fair share of glory on the spring 2016 runways this month. Models at Anna Sui wore elaborate floral crowns, hair was pulled back with plastic cable ties at Christopher Kane, and most recently, the models walking in Alberta Ferretti's Milan show were randomly adorned with metallic string. But the most wearable accessory for spring is, by far, the humble gym headband.

Making its first spring appearance on Kendall Jenner's head during the Givenchy men's show, it's since popped up at Suno, Naeem Khan, and 3.1 Phillip Lim — and fashion month isn't even over yet. Part '90s nostalgia and part dirty-root cover-up, it couldn't be better for hurried mornings. And the best part? A pack of them costs less than six bucks.

Click through to find four inspiring new ways to wear the trend.
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Photo: MCV.
Givenchy Men's
While this show was technically Givenchy's men's presentation, it served up major hair inspiration thanks to guest stars Jenner and Naomi Campbell. Hairstylist Luigi Murenu kept the hair stick-straight and positioned the stretchy black headbands right at the roots for loads of '90s charm.
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3.1 Phillip Lim
Looking for something a bit dressier? Take a cue from the models at 3.1 Phillip Lim and position a small strip of fishnet mesh directly under your headband at the hairline.

Pro tip:
For a seamless look, make sure the headband and the mesh are the same color.
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Naeem Khan
Meanwhile, Naeem Khan opted for brightly colored versions. Hairstylist Joseph DiMaggio was inspired by women on holiday in Capri, so he crafted a slick chignon and finished it with a headband in a bold solid or vibrant print.
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Photo: via @suno.
Suno
When the gym headband meets the gym braid, magic is born. At Suno, hairstylist Odile Gilbert gave the models' hair grit with a spritz of water followed by a blast of texture spray. She then crafted a gorgeous, loose French braid before popping a stretchy black band over it. Be sure to tuck the ends of the braid through the band for a pretty, chignon effect.
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