Recently, in all its wisdom, Facebook boasted “The Perfect Bun.” Curious, I found myself watching this video. I thought of ballerina buns that celebs like Kate Bosworth have sported and wondered how to accomplish this. Often, my buns follow the messy bun mentality: throw it in a ponytail holder to get it out of my face, flyaways and all. But this video intrigued me and I discovered a novel idea: the sock bun.
You take a tube sock, cut off the toes and roll it into a donut form. The donut form serves as a guide for you to sculpt a perfectly framed bun. A few rolls and bobby pins later, and you have formed a neat, tucked-in ballerina bun atop your head. The day after watching the video, I spotted this Fashionista’s high bun, framed with lovely straight across bangs. The prim-and-proper nature of the bun mirrors her polished ensemble. She embellishes her simple turquoise pullover with a high-waisted skirt and glam strands of pearls. Her mid-calf buckle boots keep it casual, making this outfit the perfect class-to-internship transition outfit.
Attempting to create my own version of this look, I would start with a brightly colored crew neck sweater (perhaps in neon pink) and tuck it into a printed pencil skirt. One of the most important parts of the outfit is the pearl necklace. In keeping with one of my favorite fall trends, the collar, I would layer this pearl-glazed Peter Pan-like necklace. Despite the pearls and neons, the best accessory of this outfit is still the perfectly polished ballerina bun.