Pun Intended

Kimono jacket, Valentino. Choker, Chanel

This ponytail-bun hybrid (p-un, geddit?) is huge for 2016 and 100 per cent idiot-proof: Leave some locks spilling loose from a bun, so it looks as if there’s a ponytail growing out from it. Think it looks sloppy? Well, the stylists behind the Bottega Veneta and Rochas runways don’t.

Put A Bow On It

Barrette, Chanel. Michael Kors Collection coat, Michael Kors

This simple low ponytail finished with a classic bow is a refreshingly charming departure from last season’s embellished tiaras. The likes of Chanel offer ready-made designer bows (clip on, done). Or simply use a strip of velvet or satin ribbon as Dior and Oscar de la Renta did.

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Plaits Please

Vest, Fendi. Belt, Lanvin

French braids continue to rule Fall’s runways and street style. Instead of plaiting your entire head, go for a more casual, yet sophisticated (and easier) look by braiding only the top half of your hair. Daenerys Targaryen would approve. (Yes, we’re still into GOT.)

The Mini Fringe

Jacket and sleeveless turtleneck top, Dior

Sharp and super short, it’s the grungy update of the classic schoolgirl look. Strong, defined brows (as seen at Christopher Kane) are essential to avoid looking washed out.


Photography Zaphs Zhang, assisted by Cheryl Raharjo Styling Imran Jalal Hair Veronica Ng/Kimage Makeup Melissa Yeo/Fac3inc, using Urban Decay Models Larissa/Ave & Lark/Mannequin

An adapted version first appeared in Female‘s July 2016 issue. 

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