You know the feeling when you open your closet doors and sigh at the fact you have nothing to wear, even though your hanging rods are likely full with delights? We all fall out of love with our existing wares from time to time, but that doesn't mean you should start frivolously spending. Sometimes, all it takes is a small addition to your outfit to make even your oldest clothes feel fresh again. Well, we think we've found just the thing.
Over the last couple of weeks, we've clocked countless influencers and fashion month showgoers wearing an accessory that had previously been left on the sartorial back burner. As you've probably guessed, we're talking about hair scarves, which are fast becoming the essential extra among the style set. In fact, searches for them are up 157% on Pinterest, so it's no coincidence, as far as we're concerned.
Thankfully, we're not talking about '00s-esque bandanas. Instead, those in the know are now opting to tie silk or twill-blend hair scarves around the base of their ponytails or buns akin to a grown-up scrunchie, and the outcome is impossibly pretty.
Simply knot one around your locks to add instant polish to any ensemble.
You might not think so, but hair scarves are multitasking heroes. Of course, you can wear them in your tresses as intended, but they also work hard to jazz up your trusty handbags. Simply tie one around the strap of yours, et voilà—an instant (and free) update. Or try wrapping one around your wrist and finish with a chunky bracelet over the top for a standout jewelry look.
You needn't require a flush bank balance to get in on the trend either—styles start at just $4. From H&M to Gucci, keep scrolling to shop the hair scarves Team Who What Wear approves of.
This burgundy shade will look gorgeous set against blonde hair.
The hues, the print, the satin finish… This scarf looks as if it could be vintage, and it probably will be by the time you tire of it.
Ensure you stand out with a graphic motif in striking black and white.
Just think how pretty this will look woven between darker tresses.
Another way to channel your stripe obsession.
You'll be hard-pressed to find a more frugal accessory that has so much styling potential.
It's not just skirts and tops that have been given the satin treatment this season.
Gucci's accessory reign continues with a plethora of pretty scarves—this floral offering being one of our faves.
Still saving up for a Rixo dress? Get a quick fix with one of its gorgeous hair scarves.
UO has made styling your hair scarf even easier by sewing in a handy scrunchy to boot.
Easily the coolest print we found on our search. Consider this Valentino beauty a lifetime investment.
This post originally appeared on Who What Wear UK. Next up, find out the surprising fashion item people are buying less of right now.