Blake Lively, known for her perfectly tousled / messy hair adds a few fishtail braids to her hair for a bohemian summer look

Trend spotting – From daytime chic to night time glamour, braids add a touch of whimsy to summer hair

Blake Lively, known for her perfectly tousled / messy hair adds a few fishtail braids to her hair for a bohemian summer look

Every spring and summer, we’re on the hunt for fuss free looks that are not only easy to wear but that can seamlessly transition from daytime chic to night time glamour. Braided dos have long been the perfect spring/summer hairstyle option and they only seem to be getting more and more creative. Whether it’s slightly messy, Heidi style or a long fishtail braid, there’s a certain lightness, youth and femininity that the addition of a braid brings. We’ve scoured our archives for our favorite picks from the awards season to premieres and street style. Whatever your age or the occasion, here are 18 different braided styles to give you inspiration, keep things easy and you stylish this coming season.

Jennifer Hudson also shows her preference for a long braid

 

The Duchess of Cambridge pulled her hair into an elegant braided chignon at a recent outing in London

The Duchess of Cambridge sported an elegant and intricate braided chignon while attending a dinner Gala at London's Royal Albert Hall

The intricate do was a perfect fit for her pleated teal Jenny Packam gown with lace details

Scarlett Johansson opted for an all around braid at The Avengers premiere

Scarlett's braid was a perfect addition to her floral peplum dress

Charlize Theron went for a side braid at the Critic's Choice Movie Awards

Charlize Theron

If Charlize's do is a bit too intricate, give Kendra Wilkinson's simple side braid a whirl

Jaime King's braided Heidi do

Brooklyn Decker adds some waves to her Heidi do

Diana Agron puts a twist on the fishtail braid by wrapping it around

Kaley Cuoco in a braided headband

Busy Phillips looks playful but stylish in 2 side braids

Mandy Moore adds a wrap around braid to her lacy look

Zoe Saldana

Chloe Moretz in messy braids

Kirsten Dunst gets braided up at the Sundance Film Festival

Molly Sims creates a makeshift braided headband for her wavy look

Ariel Winter also goes for waves and a side braid

Lucy Lawless goes for bangs and braids

 

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