If your plan is to work from home for the foreseeable future, the advent of fall might not bring any major changes. You'll likely still be plugging away from your home office — be it your kitchen island or your couch — but come October, you'll probably have a busier schedule of back-to-back Zoom calls.
Since we know that video conferencing isn't going anywhere come Q4, the most functional use of your pre-fall-shopping budget is to grab some new hair accessories. Not only are they more affordable than anything that hangs in your closet, they're also much more practical: your silk scarf can be worn as a trendy bandana and double as a face covering, while the tortoiseshell claw clip you store next to your laptop can take your post-yoga hair from sweaty to polished chignon in 5 seconds flat. For a full gallery of inspiration of simple and chic hairstyles to refresh your fall style, scroll ahead.
Nothing says back to school
quite like a shiny new barrette. Moving past the jumbo, pearl-studded clips
we saw everywhere
last fall, celebrity hairstylist Laura Polko tells us the 2020 take is the dainty crystal gemstone barrette, placed back away from your hairline for a more subtle accent in profile. Her longtime client Lucy Hale shows us how it's done.
What's great about a printed silk scarf is its versatility — especially right now. You can wear it to pull your hair out of your face for a work call — like influencer Claire Most — then fashion it as a face covering
for your trip to Trader Joe's.
Celebrity hairstylist and Kitsch
accessories designer Justine Marjan
predicted accent braids
in the early age of Zoom conferencing. "I've been loving the placement of two braids right at the front hairline," she tells us. "Not only do they feel a little retro in inspiration, but they create a trim around the face." To finish, you can secure your two accent braids with a gummy elastic
, curl or tease the ends to keep them from unraveling, or leave them loose and carefree like model Chloe Christian's.