Who else associates being festive with wearing more accessories? From jewelry to handbags to headwear, I always feel most accessorized in the fall, and this year is no exception. I noticed recently that I’m starting to accumulate an impressive hair accessory collection, so I hope this hair accessory blog post helps inspire you to style your hair in some new ways this season.
These 80’s favorites have made a comeback in a big way, and I love all the textured and printed options I’m seeing at stores like Asos, Forever 21 and Urban Outfitters. I would definitely recommend finding some satin scrunchies, velvet scrunchies and teddy scrunchies to work into your fall accessorizing and trying out some fun scrunchie hairstyles. Still, many of us are trying to work out how to wear scrunchies. Here is how I style them:
Every girls’ go-to, a messy bun makes a bad hair day a dirty little dry-shampooed secret. Sometimes when my messy bun doesn’t look quite messy or voluminous enough, a scrunchie adds just the right touch. I bought this one before the infamous Jason Momoa pink velvet suit moment, and I wish I’d bought two! I’d love wearing these with two Leia space buns.
Half Up-Half Down
Just as fun as a messy bun with a lot less effort is this 90’s-esque hairdo. I love how much bounce and movement this has, and I definitely save it for days when I’m more stylish and less serious. The scrunchie adds the perfect amount of texture and weight, especially for those that have finer hair. The halfsie (as I’m now going to call it) looks *amazing* on people with chin to shoulder-length hair.
For me, few hairstyles are as sophisticated as a sleek, low pony. Well meet her moody sister, the long braid. I love that you can wear a braid as neat or as messy as you want, and it looks romantic and effortless any way. My only tip here would be to leave at least an inch of loose hair at the bottom so your scrunchie doesn’t fall off.
For hair accessory #2, we’re going very old school with hair clips and cute barrettes. I’ve seen these so much lately, and bought a variety pack of clips to style, but TBH it took me a bit before I found ways that I liked wearing these. If you’re struggling too, maybe this will help you.
Hi, my name’s Taylor and it’s been 9 months since I trimmed my bangs. My hair grows pretty slow, so currently, my bangs are at that very awkward length where they don’t quite blend in with my layers yet, but they are definitely way too long to be worn as bangs. Insert barrettes to save the day. I usually wear a center part, so I’ll style wear a pair of matching barrettes to hold my hair back on either side, but this would work well with a side part too.
Do the Twist
Similar to the usage of holding back bangs, I love barrettes for securing twists or small face-framing braids.
Side with that?
If you are a side part lover, this one is for you. You’ll want to do a deep side part, and on the side with less hair, pull all your hair back with the barrette. Your faux-bang might need styling with a flat iron, curler, round brush or teasing comb, but this look is still really low effort-high style.
Scarves are my comfort zone when it comes to hair accessorizing. It is easy to throw a scarf around your ponytail, bun, or simply worn as a headband and #issalook so I wanted to think of some less common ways to wear them.
If you can’t tell already, I love braids, but what’s not to love about a woven braid? It has whimsy, chic and it takes only seconds to style. Braid your scarf (or you can use a ribbon) into your hair and fasten the leftover end around the bottom with a hair tie.
Headband but Make it a Bandana
Yes, this looks as exactly as you’re imagining it. Instead of wearing your scarf as a headband along your hairline, tie it and then pull it down over part of your forehead. This style looks best with loose waves or messy bed hair.
Bun in the Oven(?)
You remember when I made reference to buns that aren’t quite messy enough? This would be a time to simply cover the bun with a scarf – bonus points if you stuff the bun with a sock to make it even fuller. Something about this covered bun is very renaissance inspired, so I’d choose a satin or velvet scarf to deliver on that luxurious feeling. Honestly, even Marie Antoinette could never.