Until my sister Sam recently sported a classic braid (you know, the one you wore circa the third grade) for a morning walk we took together, I had totally overlooked it as an option. Until today, that is.
It’s seriously simple, but it’s a nice alternative to a blah ponytail. I also happen to think it looks pretty great when paired with a fall or winter scarf.
Although I’m sure I don’t have to tell you how to do this, I’ll share a couple of steps specific to this more laid-back version I created:
Step 1: Create a mid-height ponytail and secure with an elastic. I simply raked my hair into the pony to give it a slightly messy finish. The haphazardness prevents the look from being too severe.
Step 2: Loosely braid your ponytail to the ends and secure with a clear elastic. Again, keeping the braid loose prevents your style from looking Olympic gymnast-ready.