This week’s CollegeFashionista loves braiding her sisters’, friends’ and her own hair. Lucky for her tumblr, Pinterest and Polyvore have over thousands of pictures and tutorials of several different types of braids. Recently, braiding hair has become so popular with new braids like the waterfall, the five-strand and basket hair braid. But we must never neglect our classics like the French, Heidi and Dutch braid.
In this look, this Fashionista uses Neutrogena and a drugstore brand flyaway gel. Although her hair is naturally straight, this Fashionista creates these chic waves by braiding her hair the night before and letting her locks loose in a half up pony tail. She adds a sophisticated touch to her look with her half-crown braid. Drebebe04 has a great hair tutorial for a hair half-crown braid in a ponytail. This Fashionista loves half-crown braids, but her favorite braid look is a raised braid, also called an inside-out braid. Expertvillage has a great three-minute tutorial on inside-outside braids. One of my favorite blogs, Free People Bldg 25 has lovely hair tutorials including braids. Of these tutorials, my favorite are the fishtail braids. My hair isn’t long enough yet for these lovely braids so for now its half-crown braids and pigtail braids for me!
In addition to her stylish braids, this Fashionista transitions her outfit from summer to fall. For a similar look, head over to this Fashionista’s two favorite stores: Kohls and Macy’s. For a close-up of this lovely outfit check out the fourth and fifth photos. This chic dress is popular on MU campus, remember the Fashionista from Middleton Inspiration? Reusing outfits in different seasons is definitely a must for us Fashionistas on college student budget.
There are so many different hairstyles to complement this outfit; sometimes it is so hard to keep up with the most recent 'dos. By searching the keyword “braid” on tumblr, Pinterest and Polyvore, you will definitely stay updated on a plethora of styles. This weekend, try out a new braid on yourself or on your friends. Until next time, happy braiding!