Boho braids are one of the hottest trends of the summertime; versatile, easy to create and the epitome of relaxed, festival style. With the weather heating up, braids are becoming a firm favourite in our hair repertoire, but a statement hairstyle always needs a bit of outfit consideration. What do you wear with boho braids?
The Boxer Braids
Thanks to that Instagram selfie by Kim Kardashian, boxer braids have become one of the most coveted looks this year. Copy her style by tightly plaiting your hair on either side of your head, just like a French plait – keep the plaits symmetrical and extra neat to emphasise the detail of the braid.
I would try to offset the rigidity of this hairstyle by pairing it with loose, floaty layers. Ganni have some beautiful separates this season, and my favourite is the Sanders Satin Top and Loose Pants set. Printed with a floral motif in beautifully delicate satin, this look is perfect for after work cocktails. Just add a navy Aspinal of London Lottie Letterbox Bag for the finishing touch.
The Messy Braids
Messy boho braids are the perfect low maintenance hairstyle for hot, balmy summer days. To get the look, leave your hair down and plait small, random sections of hair, before tipping your head upside down and spritzing with a salt spray for that beach-babe vibe.
I think casual braids calls for a casual outfit, too. For a look that is still feminine and put together, I would pair them with the MinkPink Tangerine Dream Tie Front Ruffle Top and matching Ruffle Hem Shorts, some round, rose gold Ray-Ban sunglasses, and a pair of festival-friendly Birkenstock sandals. To avoid things being a little OTT, keep your accessories to a minimum. Just don’t forget your Grafea backpack for when you’re on the go.
The Glamorous Braids
A special occasion means a special up-do, and a halo braid is the perfect combination of glamorous and bohemian. Simply braid your hair from the crown all the way around, tucking any loose strands underneath the plait and securing with bobby pins.
In sunshine yellow, the Samsoe & Samsoe Edda Dress is the ideal accompaniment to your halo braid; pair with some Vivienne Westwood for Melissa Solar Sandals and a statement gold Henry London Westminster Watch for summer soirée chic.