The 12 Best Hair Accessories for Fall 2021

The 12 Best Hair Accessories for Fall 2021

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Leaves are falling, temperatures dropping, and while we’re mourning the not-so-distant memory of summer, we can’t help but get excited for the most fashion-forward season of the year. Yes, Fall is here, and with it a chance to transform our wardrobes and experiment with a newly layered look. AW21 certainly has some toasty trends in the hair accessories department, from ultra-embellished head bands to barely concealed Y2K nostalgia. If you’re in need of a little fall inspiration, look no further than these top Fall hair accessories trends for all types of hair. 

Index

  • 90s Hair Accessories Fit for Fall
  • Fur Bucket Hats
  • Scrunchies
  • Claw Clips
  • Snap Clips & Hair Slides
  • Our Favourite 2021 Fall Hats
  • Cowboy Hats
  • Boat Hats
  • Fabulous Fabric Fall Hair Accessories for 2021
  • Silk Head Scarves
  • Statement Bows
  • Headbands
  • The Best Hair Clips for Fall 2021
  • Hair Accessories with Pearls
  • Layered Hair Clasps
  • Hair Jewellery

Fur Bucket Hats

While the mention of bucket hats may transport you to a litter-strewn campsite at Bestival, fur bucket hats catapult casual sophistication to a whole new level. Not only cosy head warmers, fur bucket hats have a vendetta to transform their reputation. This Fall is all about 90s hair accessories, and who do we have to thank? The queen of RnB herself, Rihanna. 

Whether it's the power of nostalgia and how it trickles into our everyday fashion (or the power of Rihanna), this trendy hair accessory has also made its way to the streets of New York Fashion Week. Vogue market editor Alexandra Gurvitch summed up this furry y2k manifestation “I feel like a mix between a chic old lady and Jamiroquai, with a splash of Pamela Anderson,” 

Get the look with this pink cow print bucket hat variation from Urban Outfitters.  

Fur Bucket Hats

While the mention of bucket hats may transport you to a litter-strewn campsite at Bestival, fur bucket hats catapult casual sophistication to a whole new level. Not only cosy head warmers, fur bucket hats have a vendetta to transform their reputation. This Fall is all about 90s hair accessories, and who do we have to thank? The queen of RnB herself, Rihanna. 

Whether it's the power of nostalgia and how it trickles into our everyday fashion (or the power of Rihanna), this trendy hair accessory has also made its way to the streets of New York Fashion Week. Vogue market editor Alexandra Gurvitch summed up this furry y2k manifestation “I feel like a mix between a chic old lady and Jamiroquai, with a splash of Pamela Anderson,” 

Get the look with this pink cow print bucket hat variation from Urban Outfitters.  

Scrunchies

In my mind, the scrunchie was always a fashion staple. Another of our favourite 90s hair accessories, scrunchies are deliciously versatile. Pair these cloud-like color splashes with a messy bun or a true 90s high ponytail, even experiment with braids if you’re feeling special. This year, high fashion focuses specifically on sheer organza varieties; go ultra-sheer or super shiny to make this weightless Fall accessory really pop. 

We love this blue satin scrunchie from Pretty Little Thing.

Scrunchies

In my mind, the scrunchie was always a fashion staple. Another of our favourite 90s hair accessories, scrunchies are deliciously versatile. Pair these cloud-like color splashes with a messy bun or a true 90s high ponytail, even experiment with braids if you’re feeling special. This year, high fashion focuses specifically on sheer organza varieties; go ultra-sheer or super shiny to make this weightless Fall accessory really pop. 

We love this blue satin scrunchie from Pretty Little Thing.

Claw Clips

The half-up half-down hair trend is in full swing, and claw clips are here to support it. Unlike the original 90s hair accessories used to conceal grown out fringes, this year’s fall hair accessories are super subtle. Perfect for pulling hair back into a chic half ponytail, this 90s hair trend has been elevated to infamy by TikTok (again). 

Y2K trendsetters like Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner are in full support of this no-frills hairstyle, sporting exquisitely chic variations on their rare sightings as mortals. Give a full nod to the decade with a white T-shirt and oversized blazer combination with mini shoulder bag and chunky trainers.

Get the look with this teal floral hair claw from Glad Hair.

Claw Clips

The half-up half-down hair trend is in full swing, and claw clips are here to support it. Unlike the original 90s hair accessories used to conceal grown out fringes, this year’s fall hair accessories are super subtle. Perfect for pulling hair back into a chic half ponytail, this 90s hair trend has been elevated to infamy by TikTok (again). 

Y2K trendsetters like Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner are in full support of this no-frills hairstyle, sporting exquisitely chic variations on their rare sightings as mortals. Give a full nod to the decade with a white T-shirt and oversized blazer combination with mini shoulder bag and chunky trainers.

Get the look with this teal floral hair claw from Glad Hair.

Snap Clips and Hair Slides

These two 90s hair accessories are back with a contemporary twist. These handy hair accessories rarely go out of style, but with the 2021 Y2K resurgence the time has never been more right to ‘snap up’ these fall hair accessories. This year, go for maximum embellishment. Think pearls, rhinestones and spell out brand names - Duh! For full throwback effect, wear them on either side of your parting, just above your eyebrows.

Look cute in crystal with these snap clips from Oliver Bonas.

Snap Clips and Hair Slides

These two 90s hair accessories are back with a contemporary twist. These handy hair accessories rarely go out of style, but with the 2021 Y2K resurgence the time has never been more right to ‘snap up’ these fall hair accessories. This year, go for maximum embellishment. Think pearls, rhinestones and spell out brand names - Duh! For full throwback effect, wear them on either side of your parting, just above your eyebrows.

Look cute in crystal with these snap clips from Oliver Bonas.

Cowboy hats

Free People Cowboy Hats

Cash Cowboy Hat | Free People

Cowboy hats are officially trending for fall 2021, so giddy on up! This wild-west inspired hair accessory is a must this fall, and it can be as heavy-handed or as stylishly subtle as you like. Neutral shades are your friend here, so opt for black, tan, or white. Pair with flared jeans and Western ankle boots for an authentic cowboy experience. 

We love this western wonder from Free People.

Cowboy hats

Cowboy hats are officially trending for fall 2021, so giddy on up! This wild-west inspired hair accessory is a must this fall, and it can be as heavy-handed or as stylishly subtle as you like. Neutral shades are your friend here, so opt for black, tan, or white. Pair with flared jeans and Western ankle boots for an authentic cowboy experience. 

We love this western wonder from Free People.

Free People Cowboy Hats

Cash Cowboy Hat | Free People

Boat Hats

Revolve Boat Hat

Spencer Straw Hat| Revolve

This woven hair accessory is still sailing strong from Summer, with straw boat hats (round, short brim) replacing tan boho hats this Fall season. With the ability to hide the unkempt-est of hair, these autumn accessories are sure to be a hit in 2021. 

Look chic this autumn with this straw boat hat from Revolve.

Boat Hats

This woven hair accessory is still sailing strong from Summer, with straw boat hats (round, short brim) replacing tan boho hats this Fall season. With the ability to hide the unkempt-est of hair, these fall accessories are sure to be a hit in 2021. 

Look chic this fall with this straw boat hat from Revolve.

Revolve Boat Hat

Spencer Straw Hat| Revolve

Silk Head Scarves

This Audrey Hepburn approved look is unashamedly retro. A true veteran of the hair accessories family, Head Scarfs have been gracing our heads since the days of Ancient Egyptian royalty. This year, retro silk headscarves are no strangers to the high fashion runway. Whether to look luxurious or conceal a bad hair day, this flexible Fall hair accessory hides all manner of sins while ensuring you look retro road trip ready. Experiment freely with the ‘in’ colors of the season, think army green, clay, indigo, red and fuchsia. 

We’re obsessed with this patterned silk head scarf from BeautyBay.

Silk Head Scarves

This Audrey Hepburn approved look is unashamedly retro. A true veteran of the hair accessories family, Head Scarfs have been gracing our heads since the days of Ancient Egyptian royalty. This year, retro silk headscarves are no strangers to the high fashion runway. Whether to look luxurious or conceal a bad hair day, this flexible Fall hair accessory hides all manner of sins while ensuring you look retro road trip ready. Experiment freely with the ‘in’ colors of the season, think army green, clay, indigo, red and fuchsia. 

We’re obsessed with this patterned silk head scarf from BeautyBay.

Statement Bows

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Despite what anyone tells you, size matters. This season, bigger is better, and bows are no object. These dramatic haute couture decoratives are a must for fashion-forward trend-setters. The statement bow has the ability to instantly upgrade your look. The addition of this exaggerated hair piece exudes opulence for fall hair accessories on the lower end of the price scale. 

Go for full on opulence with this pink designer bow from Farfetch.

Statement Bows

Despite what anyone tells you, size matters. This season, bigger is better, and bows are no object. These dramatic haute couture decoratives are a must for fashion-forward trend-setters. The statement bow has the ability to instantly upgrade your look. The addition of this exaggerated hair piece exudes opulence for fall hair accessories on the lower end of the price scale. 

Go for full on opulence with this pink designer bow from Farfetch.

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Headbands

Leopard Embroidered Turban Headband.

Floral Headband AUTUMN ADEIGBO | Nordstrom

Headband Fall hair accessories come in a whole range of shapes and sizes. Wide headbands have been upgraded from exclusively athletic activities and facial. Beaded headbands are also in the mix, think animal print, cosmos, and rainbow hues for 2021. Last but not least, the braided headband is rolling over from summer. This soft and elegant hair accessory is a chic addition to any outfit and works with practically all hair types. 

Say goodbye to bad hair days with this beautifully detailed Floral Headband.

Headbands

Headband Fall hair accessories come in a whole range of shapes and sizes. Wide headbands have been upgraded from exclusively athletic activities and facial. Beaded headbands are also in the mix, think animal print, cosmos, and rainbow hues for 2021. Last but not least, the braided headband is rolling over from summer. This soft and elegant hair accessory is a chic addition to any outfit and works with practically all hair types. 

Say goodbye to bad hair days with this beautifully detailed Floral Headband.

Leopard Embroidered Turban Headband.

Floral Headband AUTUMN ADEIGBO | Nordstrom

Hair Accessories with Pearls

Yes, they’re still stylish. Pearl hair clips and accessories has taken over everything from street style, runways, and even haute couture. This season, we’re sizing down on these pearly autumn accessories; pearl hairpins and pearl barrettes come in more subtle shapes and sizes. We especially love the stacked clip trend made ultra-sophisticated with a bit of pearly magic. 

This gold-tone faux pearl hair slide from Net-a-Porter is simply stunning.

Lucy Boynton Pearl Hair Accessory

Lucy Boynton, Oscars 2020| Credit: Getty Images

Hair Accessories with Pearls

Lucy Boynton Pearl Hair Accessory

Lucy Boynton, Oscars 2020| Credit: Getty Images

Yes, they’re still stylish. Pearl hair clips and accessories has taken over everything from street style, runways, and even haute couture. This season, we’re sizing down on these pearly autumn accessories; pearl hairpins and pearl barrettes come in more subtle shapes and sizes. We especially love the stacked clip trend made ultra-sophisticated with a bit of pearly magic. 

This gold-tone faux pearl hair slide from Net-a-Porter is simply stunning.

Layered Hair Clasps

Your grandmother’s jewellery box might thank you for this retro resurgence. Yes, Hair clasps are back. And this year, it’s all about multiple clips – the more the better. A super effortless application, simply clip a section or two away from your face and it looks like you spent a lot more time on your hair than you’d bother to do so. Top tip: a designer edition only ups this elegant illusion.

These fun and fashionable Hair Clasps from Oliver Bonas have us feeling a type of way.

Layered Hair Clasps

Your grandmother’s jewellery box might thank you for this retro resurgence. Yes, Hair clasps are back. And this year, it’s all about multiple clips – the more the better. A super effortless application, simply clip a section or two away from your face and it looks like you spent a lot more time on your hair than you’d bother to do so. Top tip: a designer edition only ups this elegant illusion.

These fun and fashionable Hair Clasps from Oliver Bonas have us feeling a type of way.

Hair Jewellery

Scarlett Johansson Hair Jewellery

Credit: Scarlett Johansson, Black Delilah Premier | Getty Images 

Add a touch of sparkle to your Fall look by upping the embellishment. The need for extra glam is the reason hair jewellery is on this list. Sparkle and shine this Fall with a whole range of twinkly hair accessories, think studded pins, decorative bobbies, and barrettes.

This Selfridges gold-plated hair pin is a must for adding luxurious chic to your look. 

Hair Jewellery

Add a touch of sparkle to your Fall look by upping the embellishment. The need for extra glam is the reason hair jewellery is on this list. Sparkle and shine this Fall with a whole range of twinkly hair accessories, think studded pins, decorative bobbies, and barrettes.

This Selfridges gold-plated hair pin is a must for adding luxurious chic to your look. 

Scarlett Johansson Hair Jewellery

Credit: Scarlett Johansson, Black Delilah Premier | Getty Images 

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