Polished blowouts and artful half buns may reign supreme in spring, but the dog days of summer warrant a no-fuss, stay-put style—and preferably one so versatile, it can take lazy lengths from beach time to after-party. With August quickly approaching, there’s no better time to get creative with playful, effortless braids.
For a hint of metallic to match that new vintage bikini, look to model Jourdan Dunn‘s gold woven twists, which are apt to sparkle in the sunlight. For a vacation-approved style that’s fit for a dip in the water, check out singer Ciara’s slicked, seaside pig tails or Alicia Keys‘s half-up textured plaits. According to blonde bombshell Josephine Skriver, a weekend stroll in the park is not complete without a double set of braids and a carefree, megawatt smile that can only be the work of the season itself—just don’t forget your sun protective cap.
This article first appeared on Vogue.com