ALL ABOUT BEAUTY: Swept to the Side

The winter can be quite the pesky challenge to Fashionistas’ sartorial moments. Not only are their favorite outfits hidden under coats, but styled hair becomes an afterthought as they tuck their tresses into knit beanies and take shelter inside the furry hoods of their parkas. Let’s be real, sleek side swept hair alla Altuzarra spring 2012  is not realistic when combatting the icy winds this season. That deep side part and in-place straightened strands is one edgy look that will have to wait until April or May. As seen on the Marni fall runway, the side swept hair trend can easily be achieved this winter. The hairstylists backstage interpreted the trend with textured, wavy hair in mind by sweeping the hair to the left and pinning behind the right ear. 

On a cold day in downtown Manhattan this Fashionista swept her hair to her right shoulder by keeping it in-place and out of her way with a colorful ear warmer. Her long brown hair is at its natural wavy texture, adding to her effortless interpretation of the hair trend. Side swept hair is not such a beauty risk, but it is as subtle as it is impressionable. Therefore, the hairstyle does not take away from the bold prints on her Urban Outfitters ear warmer and Forever 21 skirt. The rest of her look is all about showing off her urban style with touches of leather and knits while bracing the cold in a knee-length puffer jacket. 

To mimic this Fashionista’s look, skip the flat iron for a day, sweep your hair to one shoulder and try this similar printed ear warmer from Topshop. If your hair is layered keep it swept to one side by securing it with bobby pins behind the ear and at the nape of the neck. If you prefer to try the side swept hair without a trendy ear warmer take cues from this Fashionista who was recently spotted by CollegeFashionista editor, Melissa Levin. From the runway to the street, fall to spring, and sleek to wavy, this is one hair trend that is an easy sweep. 

Expert Tip from Cassie: This is an easy way to make the winter accessories fashionable and wearable. You can also try sweeping all of your hair to one side and fasten it in a hair elastic, or a mesy braid. The key to this look is the less done the better.

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