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I feel guilty saying it, but I’m getting pretty tired of summer. The temperature here in central Georgia hasn’t dropped below 95 in a month, and while I appreciate the long days and bountiful sun, I’m tired of heat and humidity that make spending time outdoors unthinkable. I’m longing for the days when I can start wearing jeans again. In the meantime, I’m thinking up some ways to switch up my summer look. Dark lipstick and paper-thin cotton scarves have become staples. I’ve given my hair a pre-fall makeover too. I’ll tell you all about it in the notes. Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →


The swirling, swooshing texture of this deconstructed, low pony is a great way to add visual interest to your style on languid summer days. Not only will it keep hair off your face, it’s a great fix bad hair days, and perfect for day two hair, when you don’t feel like shampooing and conditioning. Casual and lived-in, this pony is recommended for adding beatnik inspiration to a weekend look. Read on for an easy how-to…

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Classic styles like the milkmaid braid transition easily from season to season, but even the most timeless looks can use an update from time to time. Soft roots, wispy edges, and looser plaiting add breezy lightness, giving the shape a romantic feeling. Higher placement makes the style feel more wreath-like while exposed ends add a deconstructed element. Click the style notes for step-by step instructions to creating the current variation of this classic look. –– Laura Martin

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Headscarves give vintage flair to simple ensembles. Popular in the 1960s, kerchiefs have an ageless quality and, since being spotted on this season’s runways, are back to being a fashionable way to keep your head both stylish and warm. They’re great for disguising dark roots, unruly bangs, or flyaways. The width and fabric of the scarf used can make this accessory casual or dressy. Read style notes for more tips on wearing this adornment.

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