The milkmaid braid is usually synonymous with Spring and Summer, but this warm-weather trend can absolutely be pulled off once the temperature turns. Alice + Olivia featured the braided style during its Fall 2013 show at New York Fashion Week with oversize plaits and red lips. And just yesterday, Katy Perry stepped out — in an Alice + Olivia ensemble! — sporting milkmaid braids and red lips.
The trick to transitioning the style is keeping it slick and neat. While the braids of Spring and Summer tend to be a little more on the tousled and wispy side, Fall's braids require a bit more upkeep. To keep things looking slick, spritz your hands with a strong-hold hairspray, like Rusk Strong Hold Shaping and Control Hairspray ($14), and run them over the braids to tame flyaways. You'll have instant Fall milkmaid braids in a snap.