This Zara headband sold out within hours (but it's coming back in stock)

If Gossip Girl has taught us any life lessons (and it has, trust me), it's that headbands are always a good idea. This season, the catwalk agrees, as the staple hair accessory makes a major comeback.

But if you haven't been able to get your hands on Prada's or Gucci's iconic headpieces, fret on, Zara has come to the rescue yet again.

The high street fave last week served up what could only be described as perfection in a band: a rhinestone-encrusted beauty that basically makes you look like you're wearing a magical halo.

It naturally went down a treat, selling out in less than a day, sad news for those who weren't quite as click-happy.


However, my sources at Zara tell me more stock may be coming soon, and judging by the store checker, there are still plenty available in store, so your best bet at the moment is to check your local. It will also be available in a new colourway.

Wear it with a pretty floral slip dress if you're feeling extra, or just an oversized linen suit if you're not.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.