Guest Post: Milkmaid Braids

Hi friends! Today I’m excited to introduce you to the adorable Devinne from Mox and Socks! If you don’t read her blog already, you definitely should. Her style is amazing, and her photo shoots are always super cool. Also be sure to check out her Instagram- it’s one of my favorites! Today she is sharing how to do an classic milkmaid braid hairstyle that is perfect for fall. Over to you Devinne!

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All summer long, I’ve been experimenting with all manner of ponytails, buns, and braids in an effort to keep my hair out of my face, and, perhaps more importantly, off my neck. I’m planning on retiring most of those styles for the colder months ahead, but there’s one I know I’m going to keep running back to: milkmaid braids.
I can’t put my finger on it, but there’s something about this style that makes me think of fall. Maybe it’s the fact that it’s ideal for making room for chunky scarves. Maybe it reminds me of actual milkmaids helping out with the fall harvest. Whatever it is, it’s a cozy look that ain’t going anywhere.
Now, there are a number of tutorials out there for this look, but what I’ve done is compiled the best tips to make it as easy and smooth as possible. All you need are four small elastics and a handful of bobby pins.
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• Start out by parting your hair straight down the middle and dividing it into two bunches.
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• With your first two elastics, make two ponytails right in the middle of the sides of your head. This step is crucial if you have hair that’s shorter than shoulder length—otherwise, when you make your braids, they may not hold very well.
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• Braid each ponytail and secure with your second two elastics. You can make these braids as tight or loose as you like—I prefer to make mine a little tighter since I’m still growing out my layers.
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• Cross one braid over the crown of your head and secure with a couple of pins. I like to place the pins on an angle, going back into the braid itself.
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• Take the other braid and cross it over, too, tucking the ends behind the first braid. Secure with pins like you did with the first braid.
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And there you have it! You can leave the braids as is, but since fall is here, I’m thinking it would be super cute with a little bit of autumn foliage. How would you style this look?

3 thoughts on “Guest Post: Milkmaid Braids

  1. Thank you thank you thank you again for the honor of guest posting on your blog! I’m a big fan of your style, and I think the way you compose your photos is unique and clever–always an inspiration!

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