As fall rolls around, the new looks coming out of the hair salon tend to be a little bit darker and richer than before. As the temperature drops, sunkissed locks are often traded for a cozier hue. But it doesn’t always have to be that way. Case in point: Hailee Steinfeld’s new gorgeous bronde locks.

hailee steinfeld bronde hair

The actress, who was previously rocking a deep espresso shade of brown, shared this snap from her Wonderland Magazine shoot on her Instagram yesterday. The color is noticeably lighter, but still offers a fresh way to give hair an autumnal update.

On the opposite side of the spectrum, Blake Lively recently went from blonde to bronde and seems to be loving it. No matter which way you get there, we’re going to ahead and deem bronde the hottest hair color of the season. With an even mix of both blonde and brunette, it’s kind of the perfect solution for anyone who just can’t pick.

As an added bonus, once you get tired of your bronde color you can go ahead and copy Ashely Tisdale’s lead by adding red into the equation and transforming it into strawberry bronde. Rainbow hair, we love you, but this hybrid hair color might just be our new obsession.

Would you ever try bronde hair? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

(Photos via @haileesteinfeld and Jason Merritt/Getty)