Hair scrunchies are those colorful (typically neon) or patterned giant elastic hair ties that every girl wore in her hair in the 90's/early 2000's, typically in a high ponytail or bun or in pigtails. I remember I would wear these in my hair all of the time when I was a little girl. My family had a drawer in our bathroom specifically just for these scrunchies, headbands (which are also #trending as of lately), and other hair accessories.
|A pack of scrunchies I recently bought.|
Scrunchies are definitely an accessory to have this summer. I find most of my outfits for the summer are very plain: a typically plain or printed tank top, shorts, and sandals. Plus, it is hotter outside and I put my hair in a ponytail and bun way more often. What better way to add color to your outfit and accessorize a plain ol' ponytail or bun than with a scrunchie? I also put the scrunchie around my wrist throughout the day so it acts as a cute bracelet (and a readily-available hairtie for when it gets hot!).
|A simple outfit featuring white tee & light-washed jeans, accessorized with a b&w polka dotted hair tie (with bunny ears? That is why I'm doing the pose I'm doing hehehe).|
|Printed dress, denim vest, brown heeled booties, and a pink scrunchie as an accessory.|
You can find hair scrunchies at American Apparel for $6-$8, Forever 21 (typically $1.80 for one or $3.80 for a pack of 3), or your local dollar store for some (Daiso Japan has a pretty good selection for $1.50 each!). They come in all kinds of patterns: plain, polka dots, floral, lace, stripes, you name it!
|From the recent pack of scrunchies I bought:|
Left: pink + shiny. Middle: black lace (you can't really tell oops). Right: black + pink floral print.