I have yet to meet a braid I didn’t like. Thank goodness, because they’re not going out of style anytime soon. From plump crowns worn by Iggy Azalea to wispy side plaits, there is something about braids that make them a solid staple. The current braid my favorite it-girls are wearing? A low-key and casual side braid. It’s perfect because it’s versatile, you can keep it sleek and tight or fatten it up and add some major volume, or even dress it up with a little black bow. So who is ready to get braiding? Click through to style notes to see some of my favorite looks. –– Michelle Rotbart

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Special Thanks to Michelle Rotbart for this post. Michelle is a professional trend forecaster for the NYC-based fashion and retail forecaster, Doneger Group

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