Relaxed Plait Tutorial
Messed-up pony plaits were all the rage at London Fashion Week AW14. Plaits are the perfect recipe for a carefree, ready-to-wear look. We witnessed everything from "elegantly feral" woven plaits at Kinder Aggugini to woven rope braids at Jean-Pierre Bragazna.
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So, for this look we're going to Giles SS14. Perfectly coiffed yet unkempt manes were displayed at the show.
Gentle quiffs with relaxed beach-ready side plaits are the perfect look to recreate as daywear. If you've never tried one, here's a simple tutorial and if your clients ask how it's done, here's a page you can point them to.
What you'll need
Get the look
How to pull off the Relaxed Plait
Look, let's be honest, this style doesn't take all that much skill or courage to pull off. But you need to style it up in the right way to give yourself that edge.
Stay away from pairing the style with flippy skirts or floral prints, try wearing it with boyish-yet-tailored pieces. Luxe sportswear is still a huge trend; it has instant wearability with a high-end aesthetic. So, toughen up the stereotypically feminine braid with side-panelled luxe joggers in neutral shades and an androgynous white tank.