Move over, hair clips and bedazzled barrettes — another ‘90s hair trend is making its comeback this year: the scrunchies. That’s right. Your go-to childhood accessory is taking over Instagram, bigger and better than ever. Surprisingly, this new wave of colourful cloudlike hair accessories didn’t come from the more popular fashion brands that instantly draw hype. Instead, it all started with a humble store called Room Shop Vintage based in Philadelphia. Aside from selling vintage pieces, the shop creates sustainable products like these oversized hair ties made from recycled fabrics. Luckily for us, Room Shop Vintage ships internationally, so we in Asia can get our hands on their products, too. If not, DIY-ing is an option if you’re into crafts.
Want to ride on this nostalgic giant scrunchie trend? You won’t go wrong with these vintage chic styles.
A classic tail
You can never go wrong with wearing a basic ponytail. Wherever you go, and no matter the occasion, this look would perfectly give your outfit some girly sophistication. Not to mention, having your hair up gives quite the relief from the heat.
Roll it in a bun
Want to inject a little elegance to your evening out? If you think the giant scrunchie trend can be too overwhelming, try using it to tie your hair in a bun for an understated look. Pair it with a simple monochromatic dress so your hair becomes the star of your ensemble.
Braid it up
Don’t think that the giant scrunchie trend is good enough in a simple style, however. Try to experiment at times, too. For days when you’re feeling a bit fancier, have fun and try braiding your hair a dozen ways to mix things up.
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Did you know that we have never made the cloud scrunchie in black? Because we rely on deadstock fabric resources that literally never had black organza ever we were unable to make this core color. But hey guess what we found last week? BLACK ORGANZA. They are coming soon along with a whole crew of other incredible colors like lilac, slipper pink, blue shimmer, a cream puff update and more. We’re still technically on vacation right now but wanted to update you on exciting developments. Back to our regularly scheduled programming of swimming holes and mosquito bites.
If you’re not a braids person but want to switch up your usual ponytail anyway, opt to wear your locks in a Bubble ponytail instead. It’s fancier yet easier, as you just have to tie another elastic every few inches to create a new section. No need to tug your strands in between for volume, because the giant scrunchies give it that already.
Cut it in half
Have short hair? Don’t worry — you can still work the giant scrunchie trend. Separate the upper half portion of your hair and tie it in a knot at the back. The oversized hair tie makes for a completely whimsical look.
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Orchid satin 🎀 does anyone else ever feel a supreme sense of satisfaction when you buy one thing you love and then find something else that matches the color perfectly? 🙈👛 obsessed with how this @roomshopvintage scrunchie pairs with the vintage Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti dress I found on @mirthvintage
So as to not make your statement hair accessory clash with your whole outfit, opt to coordinate the colours of your ensemble. Keep it a bit more minimalist by wearing exactly the same muted shade, or at least choose within the same colour family.
Hand it over
There are times when our scalp feels tired and suffocated from having our tresses pulled in a tie. But at the same time, we also want to keep our hair tied to feel fresh all day long. For those days, the best option is to keep our hair ties accessible when we absolutely need them. What’s great about these supersized scrunchies is that they make good accessories for our wrist as well. Talk about multi-tasking and eye-catching!
(Cover photo from: @roomshopvintage)
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