It’s officially time to step up my braid game. From Suno’s herringbone braids to Vera Wang’s discreet braids to Giamba’s braided parts to Donna Karan’s lanyard style braids, 2015 is certainly the year of the not-so-average braid. The easiest to replicate and most wearable looks have to be the lived in and tousled plaits spotted at Michael Kors and Mara Hoffman. Just knead a normal braid loose and set it with lots of dry shampoo. However the rest of the braided looks we love will require a bit more practice . . .

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(images via Style.com, StyleBistro and Vogue.com)