It was a normal Wednesday night. I had just eaten dinner, my work was done, and I was craving a solid Netflix-watching session. Normally that means I lose myself in a five-episode binge of The Office, but I chose instead to watch Netflix’s latest young-adult rom-com, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. It was already the talk of Instagram; I swear I’d seen the two lead actors’ faces on my feed about 50 times before even picking up the remote. Alas, I was curious to see what all the fuss was about.
Fast forward to one hour and 39 minutes later, and I understood. The movie was adorable, the characters were relatable, and Lara Jean Covey and Peter Kavinsky were made for each other, okay? What can I say? It spoke to my inner adolescent heart—especially the part where he takes her favorite scrunchie and wears it on his wrist. From there on out, the humble scrunchie has a pivotal role in the plot. It encouraged me to take stock of my own scrunchie collection and to curate a list of the best ones that money can buy. Keep scrolling to see the eight scrunchies I’m sure would be approved by Lara Jean Covey and Peter Kavinsky.