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Top-Knot Alternatives

2014 January 9


Ladies, it may be time to take down the top-knot.

Ok, maybe not altogether.

But once in a while?

I know, we love it for its simplicity and effortless style but it’s time to consider freshening up even our most favorite go-tos, so here are some alternatives to consider:


High ponytail. Keep it messy, not slick, and give the tail part some texture with some light teasing and product.

TopKnotAlternatives-WhatWouldGwynethDoLow bun.

So simple and sophisticated. Perfect for day or night.

I love it with a sharp center part like this classic look or off to the side like this.


Center braid.

You can get fancy with a fishtail or keep it basic like I do.

Either way is pretty.


Side braid.

Love this for a fresher, more feminine take on the twisted trend.


Low ponytail.

Oh so simple and oh so chic.

I love this look to add a hint of casual to an otherwise dressy ensemble.


Mid-height bun.

Not too high, not too low.

Just perfectly perched right in the middle.

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4 Responses leave one →
  1. joi permalink
    January 9, 2014

    ooooh that’s a toughie! 2013 was the year of the high twist into a top knot secure with an elastic hairstyle. a new fav since i had been stylin’ a high ponytail for oh, let’s see, 10+ years! i’m one of those ladies that has long hair but i don’t like it in my face, or in my way, so it’s always up.
    so instead of a top knot today it’s in a high pony…at least some of it is down 😉

    • WWGD permalink*
      January 11, 2014

      I hear you! But let me tell you, bringing back the cute pony was a breath of fresh air for a few days there. Change is good! 😉

  2. January 10, 2014

    oh lady. talk about a perfectly timed post. i’m so over my daily topknot but, like joi said above, i don’t like it in my face or in my way either. my go-to’s are ponies and braids – this is a good feast for the eyes and a little inspo!


    • WWGD permalink*
      January 11, 2014

      In the exact same place! I need a solution but the top-knot has overstayed its welcome over here so I needed some new ideas. Glad you like! xx

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