4. Topknots, Braids, and Beyond: Speaking of styling, the topknot is here to stay. "It's so effortless, it always looks really cool, and it doesn't have that ballerina feel," says Lospalluto. As for the ubiquitous braid, he recommends simple variations, like a loose fishtail or prairie style. Avoid making your plaits tight and small, though, which reads prim and proper. Extra credit: loosely wrap a braid into a chignon or topknot.