As much as we ladies love to wear out hair down and flowing, it can become quite unbearable in the summer months when you’re feeling hot, sticky and all-round bothered. If you’re known to just twist your hair up into a standard top knot and hit the road, you’re not alone. Who doesn’t love a good topknot when temperatures are soaring?
However, this summer we’re venturing out of the mundane and into the world of plaited hair. This isn’t just for those with long hair, as short can be equally annoying when constantly flopping into your face. Besides, we need some easy hair inspiration for festival looks or evening drinks by the pool, as we’re getting a bit fed up with floral headbands and bandanas.
Alexa Chung gives good plait [Instagram]
The idea of summer braids first sprung to mind when Alexa Chung showcased her cute hairstyle at the Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup Final at Cowdray Park Polo Club over the weekend. Although Alexa initially turned up with her hair free-flowing, it wasn’t long before she was transformed herself into the ultimate boho babe with two undone plaits framing her face.
It’s not just Alexa who’s braided her way into our hearts; check out the gorgeous Kate Bosworth’s chic plaited do. Whilst we have to admit this one isn’t exactly a quick-fix solution for the heat, once you get the hang of a French plait it’s easier than it looks…
Click through the gallery above for our edit of the best summer braids >>