There are plenty of times where we go a day or two without combing our hair. That’s usually doing the weekend spent inside without the worry of anyone seeing us. Unfortunately, there are days where we have to leave home, but still don’t have the desire to tame our manes. That’s why protective styles such as braids, twists, and updos are so popular. If you’re looking for a style that’s cute, doesn’t require much time to do, and doesn’t come with the commitment like a protective style, try a messy braid. Like a topknot, it can be dressed up or down and is appropriate for any occasion.
Dress up the messy braid with a fun sweater and a chic pair of booties
Wearing your hair in a plain style often makes us forget how well it will pair with our not-so-plain clothing and accessories. Dress down a fun sweater and a studded pair of booties with a pair of boyfriend jeans and a side messy braid. Jeans: River Island, $84, available at us.riverisland.com; Sweater: H&M, $59.99, available at www.hm.com; Booties: Topshop, $65, available at us.topshop.com; Bag: Nasty Gal, $48, available at www.nastygal.com.
A wide-leg jumpsuit and a fur-lined jacket will make you forget you’re wearing a braid
Clothes define every hairstyle, which is why it’s important to consider what you’re wearing with what style. A wide-leg jumpsuit and fur-lined jacket will have you looking just as good as you would if your hair was perfected. Jacket: Topshop, $105, available at us.topshop.com; Earrings: J. Crew, $29.50, available at www.jcrew.com; Jumpsuit: H&M, $69.99, available at www.hm.com; Clutch: Forever 21, $17.90, available at www.forever21.com, Shoes: Schutz, $220, available at shop.schutz-shoes.com.