Whether you want to add extra femininity, light or detail to your look, wearing an accessory in your hair is a very simple solution. That said, when choosing a hairstyle to rock your favorite accessories with, it's often best to stick with tried and true classics, ponytails in particular.
The sheer simplicity of the world's easiest updo lends itself perfectly to showcasing a fancy accessory.
Why it works
The reason ponies and accessories seem like a match made in hairstyle heaven is all down to contrasting textures. Think about it, even when hair is styled super-sleek, it never quite matches any fabric, metals or jewels perfectly - nothing feels quite like it - and with a pony, there's a lot of hair to mismatch with anything!
This means that wherever you place your accessory will become the central focus of your hairstyle and help to pull your whole beauty look together for a more polished, intricate finish. With a pony, the most obvious place is near or on the hair elastic holding it in place or on top of the head in the form of a headband.
A whole lot of options
The brilliant thing about all of this is that with all the different textures to style a pony with - curls, tousled waves, teased volume, braids, sleek, blow-dried, etc. - and a whole universe of hair accessories to explore, you need never be short on simple hairstyle ideas again.
But just in case... headbands and bouffant ponies work brilliantly for a retro look, flowers and waves make a great romantic combination and sleek hair with minimalist accessories are ideal for work.