Braids add a simple and sweet boho element to any outfit. I particularly like doing them with baggy or floral tops, with summer dresses, or on cold days with classic dark denim jeans.
This is probably one of my most used, a simple braid of the front my hair on one or both sides of my head. In this case both, pinned back so they meet in the middle at the back of my head! I feel all mermaidy :D It keeps the hair off my face but I don't have to put it up completely, making it look a bit softer for my faceshape. (I think having all my hair up doesn't suit me at all!)
^^ Close ups of the braids from each side :) ^^
This look feels all ballerina-y to me so I tried it with my hair up in a messy ballerina bun which I really like, but it does expose the bobby pins. I'm a messy person so I don't really mind that kind of thing personally.
This one is a chunky waterfall braid on one side of my head (the side with the most hair), and on the other side a simple twist to keep it out of my face. This one I would wear more with jumpers and perhaps to slightly dressier occasions because it feels a little bit more grown up.
|close up of the braid|
I thought a simple braid deserves a mention, because it's probably my most "worn" hair style. I like it with everything, it makes summer dresses more casual and looks cute and preppy with good jeans and a simple top. With my hair, the bits at the front fall forward which softens the look making it more wearable for me :)
This post has been really fun to do so I hope you like it!
P.S. Sorry about the differing quality of the photos in this post - I had a bit of a lighting epiphany half way through taking photos for this post so hopefully they'll get better from now on. I've also realized my camera is awful and makes moderate lighting look poor so looking into a new one in the future (when my funds allow)..