A few years ago, flower crowns popped back up on the scene and women of all ages have been rocking them to festivals, weddings and concerts ever since. So much so that Snapchat created several infamous flower crown filters for its users, and Instagram shortly followed suit for their IG Stories.
Floral crowns continue to be an obsession we simply can't shake. And rocking one in real life with big beautiful hair continues to be a way to take any artsy, rustic, bohemian, or chic look to the next #BlackGirlMagic level. I mean, can you blame us? The beautiful Minnie Riperton used to wear a flower crown of sorts in her hair back in the day! And Mother Afro-Minimalist herself, Solange Knowles, even donned one on her wedding day in 2014. In 2017, we saw a resurgence of black women wearing them at Afropunk.
Photo: The Knot
Flower crowns can range from simple to elaborate, artificial flowers to fresh, in the shape of a circle or pinned freely throughout your mane. And because they can be made into so many different sizes, colors, flower variations and arrangements, they make for an excellent hair statement during any occasion or photo shoot. So although these types of crowns might be more widely embraced during the spring and summer months (festival season), I'm here to tell you that you that you can definitely wear this pretty little accessory in the fall too. Just give it a more rustic feel.
But really, do we even need a reason to rock any type of crown? It behooves us!
And here are some great #DIY Crown tutorials that will help you assemble a unique piece of your own. And the key to giving it a more fall-friendly feel is to use flowers like babies breath, sunflowers or any flowers with burnt oranges, reds, purple or neutrals.
WITH FRESH FLOWERS
A NO-SEW ARTIFICIAL HEADBAND
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