A french braid is an optical illusion of sorts—it looks like it requires a lot of effort, but if you know what you’re doing, it only takes about 90 seconds. One surprising tip: ditch the comb. When I was little, my mom used a comb to meticulously french-braid my hair before school, and it would take at least 10 minutes. Instead, follow these steps, practice the proper finger placement, and before long you’ll find yourself cruising through this 'do.
If your socks are visible, you’re either a middle-schooler going through a growth spurt, or a trendspotter. Statement socks have been popping up in the fashion world for a few seasons now, and they aren’t hard to find if you keep your eyes at ankle-level. They were on the runways at the most recent New York Fashion Week, according to Marie Claire, and French fashionistas showed off their (sometimes lumpy!) socks in The Cut’s January slideshow of Paris street style.