When it comes to doing my own hair, I have zero patience to do anything elaborate. Even the thought of the sheer time it takes to curl my hair (for context, my hair is rather thin, but there's a lot of it) is enough to make me tie it up, out of the way. This laziness on my part is largely the reason why I've since become obsessed with hair accessories.
With the power to make your hair look pretty with minimal effort, hair accessories have become my go-to when my outfit feels a little plain, or I need a quick switch-up. So you can imagine my delight when, a couple of years back, hair accessories became a priority on the style agenda—a place they've remained ever since.
However, looking at my collection of hair accessories, it dawned on me that most of them were created with party season in mind. Hair clips are adorned with crystals, while velvet serves as the fabric of choice. As such, I set about to find more summer-appropriate options that will still give my hair an elevated feel, without feeling too fancy.
From the new '90s add-on to a fresh take on puffy headbands, below you'll find an edit of the best summer hair accessories fashion girls are wearing right now.
Style Notes: These headbands made a huge comeback a few years ago when black padded styles reigned supreme. Now, things have taken a playful turn with bright colors and different textures—just make sure yours included a knot to ensure it's 2020-appropriate.
Style Notes: Nothing has the power to give your look a fanciful feel than a hair bow. Instead of floaty ribbon, the fashion pack is opting for structured bow barrettes, which they use to effortlessly pull back the front sections of their hair.
Style Notes: No longer restricted to the confines of the gym, scrunchies have become a cool girl style staple. This summer, it appears size does matter, as those in the know are rocking supersized scrunches day-in, day-out.
Style Notes: Hair scarves are dominating our feeds right now—either fashion a silk square scarf around your tresses to create the look or invest in one of Free People's designated hair squares complete with elastic.
Style Notes: Hair clips are still going strong, but in place of heavy metal or gemstone options, influencers are opting for brightly-colored, resin styles to bestow their summer outfits with a playful vibe.