The Art of Style by Kit Mills 027: Playing Doubles

In this week's Art of Style column, Kit Mills gives some advice on how to keep cool this summer.


Double braid, all the way

We get it, it’s hot. I feel naked without a blazer and scarf, but lately I’ve had no choice but to accept the need to adapt style to the heat in order to avoid dying a sweaty death on the subway platform. Another good, breezy way to counter heatstroke is to get a dramatic undercut, and on my way back from getting the sides of my head shaved around Washington Square Park I spotted this very colorful and very sporty lady strolling a few paces ahead of me. 

I can’t imagine what a horror long hair is in the summer, but she seemed to have a pretty good idea of how to keep it both manageable and cool while still maintaining a bit of personality. Whether the color choices were intentional or not, I loved the contrast of the bright red hair ties on her braids with the cool, lush green of her shirt. Very simple, very eye-catching, and almost made me wish for long hair. But not quite.

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