With spring on a (slow) horizon, I’ve been thinking about the many days I’ll wear braids instead of my fro. For me, braids lend ease, but it also allows me to style things I think are a must with braids
Here are 5 things on the list under $100 from ShopBop (they’re also having a sale until tomorrow!)
Large bright hoops to accentuate your ears.
A lime green slip dress. Since green is in for spring. But also, tiny straps and braids is likely the best combo ever.
Coral Birkenstocks. Okay, okay, maybe I’m just planning my dream outfit here. And as much as I love slip-
Shoulders. Shoulders. Shoulders. No matter size, shape, or confidence, they are gorgeous to show off when the weather permits. I love Roxanne Gay showing a bit of shoulder right here. I mean, come on! When you’re wearing braids that inevitably give more neck-room, adding shoulders into the mix is a given. Just give a tube top a try.
There’s not doubt that braids bring a bit of freedom. All of the sudden, you’re not fiddling with your hair in a meeting! Or pushing your hair out of your face when the wind blows. With the lack of the above, it gives you free hands for a small hand bag. Which feels like a rare treat these days if you’re a parent or need to lug your computer around from cafe to cafe. Take full advantage with this mini tote.
Any must-have things to wear when you have braids in? Hair clips? More on that next week.