If you’re someone who loves shopping for accessories, as you’re out looking for a new pair of boots or metallic footwear (which is really big this fall season, by the way), don’t forget to also pick up a few fall-themed hair accessories too.
Although I’m pretty much a scarf and hat girl, I must admit that since I now have some extra length on my head, as I was compiling a list of 2023 fall and winter hair accessories, a few caught my eye. I think it’s because this year, there is such a wide variety that complements so many different personalities and style preferences. Plus, whether it’s at a store like Target or hopping online on Etsy, you are sure to find most of these at a super affordable cost too.
So, are you ready to adorn your natural curls in some of the most adorable ways? If so, we got you.
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Balletcore reigns supreme and ribbons continue to be a staple accessory to wear with any hairstyle this season. Textured ribbons are what sets one apart from the other with different fashionistas leaning into fabrics like tulle, silk, and velvet to add dimension and personality to their ribbon.
2. Puffy Headbands
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Puffy headbands bring back all the glamour of the ’90s with vibrant colors and jeweled accents like pearls or beads. These can be easily added to any hairstyle and you should lean into the oversized look as they take front and center stage. You always want to keep the focus on your head and try to wear styles like a bun or updo that allows it to shine.
3. Claw-Clip updos
’90s nostalgia is reigning over all fashion and beauty trends this season so it was expected that the claw-clip would come back into the fold eventually. If you have thicker curls and coils you may be hesitant to try this fall accessory, but there have been upgrades and improvements so these adapt better to all hair types. It’s a versatile hair accessory that you can use to create an updo or a half-up/down look regardless of the texture.
4. Vintage Bows
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Vintage bows have been making a comeback as fashionistas lean into their preppier side with a dose of flair. Bows have been seen everywhere from people wearing long braids and ponytails to headbands.
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Another cool fall hair accessory is brooch-like barrettes that show sparkle, flair, and a bit of old-school vibes. Brooches have been seen in updos, and braids, or used as accents to jazz up an everyday look regardless of your texture. These will be a fun accessory to lean into during the holiday season.
6. Bejeweled Embellishment
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We love to see a little sparkle and pop of crystal adorned throughout our curls and this has been a popular look all over social media and fashion runways. Embellishments not only add sparkle to your hair but also can be placed in different places around the base or nape of the neck depending on your hairstyle. They can be as large or minimal as you’d prefer and should be evenly distributed around your hair.
7. ’90s Scrunchies
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For curlies, scrunchies aren’t a new fall accessory, but the style and support they bring change with each season. We’re all too familiar with how the elasticity can support a variety of styles and can also be used to create ponytails. ’90s scrunchies have a retro and nostalgic look and pattern that can add a big pop of color to your hairstyle.
8. Minimal Barrettes
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Nothing remains more chic than a minimal barette that adds a bit of detail and dimension to your curls, coils, and waves. Keeping it simple is the name of the game with this accessory because you want to use it in a sleek hairdo or updo that allows it to shine.
9. Metal Hair Jewelry
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Wehter it’s a gold band or silver bangle, hair jewelry has never been an easier way to take your simple hairstyle from drab to fab. These add a a futuristic look to any hairstyle and also can help accent a low bun or messy topknot.
10. Thick Headbands
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Thick headbands can often be associated with athleisure or athletic looks because they support style and function regardless of how you are wearing your hair. These are very easy and functional fall accessories that can go with braids, an updo, or wearing your hair down. Don’t save them just for the gym, use them to upgrade your daily look.
What are your favorite fall accessories? Share them with us in the comments!