Welcome to a new segment on my blog called “TBT,” where every Thursday I’m going to write about an old trend that has either made a comeback, or a trend that should.
Today’s TBT post is all about scrunchies. You know, those big puffy fabric ponytail holders that were all the rage in the 90’s, but fizzled out and became sort of obnoxious looking. In 2009, if you saw someone with a giant scrunchy in their hair you’d probably be like “what the heck.” But in 2019? They’re suddenly cool again.
When I was in elementary school, I remember having all kinds of hair accessories, including scrunchies. I even gathered the bottom of my oversized t-shirts and tied them with a scrunchy, tucking the tail under, and as a third grader, I felt cool A F.
Tying big shirts with scrunchies is another trend that went out of style, but the modern version of it is ‘the knot,’ which I am absolutely in love with.
While having a ponytail around your wrist is still very much in, having a scrunchy on your wrist isn’t, or wasn’t. Until now, during the scrunchy’s ultimate comeback. If you saw someone with a scrunchy on their wrist at the gym nowadays, you wouldn’t be thinking “what a weirdo,” you’d be thinking “trendy.”
Scrunchies are awesome because theres a million different colors, patterns, and styles. There’s something for everyone and you can even get multiple in a package to get the best bang for your buck.
While I think all of these are really cute, my favorite is the pink and white one, but my personal style is very color-coordinated, and I feel like the decorative scrunchy from this set would be hard to match because it’ has a cream color base, and plain white would clash. If I did choose to wear one of these scrunchies as a hair accessory, I’d choose the solid pink one and pair it with this green and pink floral dress with pockets.
As you can see in the photo above, one of my favorite ways to wear scrunchies is tying them around a bun on top of my head. It dresses up the outfit because you can see it clearly, and it’s a good alternative for a hat. Not to mention it’s great for a hot spring or summer day, because your hair is off your neck.
I also would like the look of layering all three to make a stacked bracelet look, like these ones from Sally Beauty. I think it’s modern and cool. However, if someone were to ask me for a hair tie, I’d have to decline because removing one of the layered pieces would ruin the look.
While wearing a hair tie around your wrist is convenient, you don’t want it to cut off your circulation. Hair ties stretch over time, so if you’re going to wear one around your wrist, be sure it’s a little loosened, or don’t wear it too long.
One of my favorite ways to wear scrunchies is tying them around a bun on top of my head. It dresses up the outfit because you can see it clearly, and it’s a good alternative for a hat. Not to mention it’s great for a hot spring or summer day, because your hair is off your neck.
Wondering where you can find a scrunchy of your own? Look almost anywhere hair accessories are sold. I love these ones from Target, there’s some that are solid and decorative, and the decorative one is super cute!
What do you think of the scrunchy coming back? Let me know in the comments!
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