Braids may seem like a style reserved for the warmer months, but Fall and Winter are prime times to get your plait on. And there are plenty of celebrities to pull inspiration from. Whether they're pairing milkmaid braids with a red carpet gown or a side plait with casualwear, the ladies of Hollywood know how to rock a good braid in the cooler months.
Nicole Richie 's retro fishtail braid at the LACMA 2013 Art + Film Gala was a fun way to dress up a plait.
Instead of a typical milkmaid braid, Zoe Kravitz opted for something tight along her hairline.
In case you thought that braids were reserved for more casual occasions, Kate Bosworth  proves they work for a sophisticated affair, too, with this updo.
Ali Larter 's crown braid wrapped around her entire head for a more intricate style.
Jessica Stam's hair took on a grungy twist with this undone braided style.
Juliette Lewis's twisted and pulled side braid was fun and unexpected.
A slight curl to the loose pieces around Erika Christensen's face made her braid that much more elegant.
A fully connected crown braid on Jennifer Morrison was a sleek and elegant way to wear plaits this Fall.
Alessandra Ambrosio showed off the perfect pairing for a red lip: a piecey milkmaid braid.
Twist your pieces before braiding them to achieve Cat Deeley's pretty plait.
Poppy Delevingne opted to keep her milkmaid braids smooth and sleek.
A side braid looked darling on Holland Roden.
Keep the top of your braid mussed up for a casual look like Freida Pinto's.
Who says pigtails are only for kids? Paloma Faith blew that theory out of the water.
Julianne Hough showed a fun way to incorporate a braid in an unexpected style.