When those painfully hot summer days roll around, the blast of hot air that accompanies a blowout is basically the last thing you want. So what’s the alternative? An updo? Sure. Beach waves? Definitely. But sometimes a plain hairdo just won’t cut it. And that’s where hair accessories come in. To instantly amp up a top knot or tousled locks this summer, throw one of these on your mane.


1. Party Bobby Pin ($12): Make that pool party extra festive while simultaneously keeping your hair out of your face with this adorable bobby pin.


2. Charmsies ($10): Whether you’re headed to a festival, the beach or a birthday barbecue, attach these fun little gems to your hair to add an unexpected sparkle to your hairdo.


3. Hair Elastics: Sometimes a ponytail is really the only option. If that’s the case, dress it up with a fun elastic. No need to spend a fortune on them at Target. Follow this tutorial to make your own. (via The Crafting Chicks)


4. Ditsy Floral Scrunchie ($4): Okay, so we know you swore you’d never wear a scrunchie again, but after one look at this adorable floral option we’re hoping you’ll reconsider.


5. Hair Wrap Kit ($10): And while you’re reliving your youth, you might as well throw some hair wrap action into the mix. Right?


6. Turban Headband: For those days when you just can’t deal, simply pop on one of these bad boys and call it a day. (via Brit + Co)


7. Gold Flower Hairpiece: Start with an assortment of basic plastic flowers and simply spray paint them gold to create this ultimate wedding guest accessory. (via Atilio)


8. Open Bar Bun Holder ($18): Top knots are awesome. An accessorized top knot opens the door to a whole new level of cool.


9. Paper Flower Crown: If you’re hosting a garden party this summer, rock this fun paper flower crown that will last forever. Don’t want to source all the materials yourself? Snag our kit. (via Brit + Co)


10. Knitted Pom Pom Hairband ($12): We have a feeling Cher Horowitz would most definitely approve of this fun hairband.


11. Hair Chain: Skip the statement necklace and opt for this elegant option instead. (via Brit + Co)

What is your go-to summer hair accessory? Share with us in the comments below.