7 Ways To Style Fall’s “It” Hair Accessory

Fashion girls love a scrunchie. What was once a throwback look reserved for your Saved By The Bell Halloween costume is fully back in style, seen today looped around the low ponytails of street-style stars and Instagram influencers from Copenhagen to NYC.

The trend revival still works in our favor — even if you're not jet-setting or sitting front row at Fashion Week — because the fabric-covered elastics are cheap, gentle on the hair, and practical. Plus, many designers and brands offer scrunchies that scream fall, like subtle plaid, luxurious velvet, and burnt-orange ribbons, all of which hover in the hair like plush little clouds.


Check out all the trending fall hairstyles that implement the humble scrunchie ahead, then keep clicking to cop the look.

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The half-up pony is the prefect style if you're indecisive. You have some hair up, most of it down, plus a black silk scrunchie to give the look something extra.

Slip Silk Scrunchies in Black

If you're looking for black silk — specifically the kind featured in the shot above — check out this set by Slip.
Shopbop Slip Silk Scrunchies 3 Pack$39.00 Buy
We're here for the polished low bun and the neutrals — white, gold, and tortoiseshell — going on here, especially when punctuated with a velvet scrunchie.

Urban Outfitter Days Of The Week Scrunchie Set

All five scrunchies in this set are neutral in tone, but each one has subtle texture or print to make it special.
Urban Outfitters Urban Outfitters Days Of The Week Scrunchie Set$12.00 Buy
You don't need to tie a silk ribbon around your hair elastic (which is harder than it looks) when it's build right into your scrunchie.

Cotton On New York Convertible Scrunchie

This Cotton On scrunchie is convertible, which means you can wear the marigold band on its own, or with the silk flower-printed ribbon attached.
Cotton On Cotton On New York Convertible Scrunchie$9.99 Buy
London-based influencer Lisa Starchak wears her fishtail braid with a jumbo silk scrunchie at the end. The hairstyle is a budding fall trend, but her green nails are already there.

Slip Silk Large Scrunchies in Pink

Fashion girls love the Slip brand because they come in different colorways, all with the same buttery fabric. This snow leopard-print three-pack is a favorite.
Bloomingdale's Slip Silk Large Scrunchies$39.00 Buy
A metallic gold scrunchie elevates the topknot in 10 seconds flat.

Forever21 Metallic Ribbon Scrunchie

Whether you're wearing it in your hair or on your wrist, this shiny elastic will look way more expensive than its $2 price tag.
Forever 21 Forever21 Metallic Ribbon Scrunchie$2.99 Buy
We never thought we'd say this, put plaid and pigtails just might be our favorite fall trend.

Donni Plaid Chiquita

The Donni elastics aren't cheap, per se, but they're a lot more affordable than the brand's signature pearl-embossed pullovers.
Donni Donni Plaid Chiquita$35.00 Buy
Lizzo wore a high ponytail secured with a silver bedazzled scrunchie at this year's VMAs, and just like that, we were influenced.

Scunci Rainbow Bow And Solid Scrunchies

Lizzo's Kira-Kira Scrunchie has over 5,000 hand-applied rhinestones and sells for $99, but you can channel her on a budget with the studded elastic in this pack from Target.
Target Scunci Rainbow Bow And Solid Scrunchies$4.99 Buy
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