This sunny season is a perfect time to shake off your cold weather blues and heat up your daily beauty routine. A few new DIYs, a couple of fashion decisions or even just testing out some updates to an old favorite hairstyle. Take braids, for example. They’re pretty, simple and can keep your hair out of the way on those extra humid July days when the heat is almost too much to bear. Check out these 16 ways to style your summer braid, and get ready to transform your hair situation this season.

1. The Crown Braid: A little bit boho and way easy to put together, this pretty half-updo is ideal for all those weddings you’ve got on your calendar this season. (via Twist Me Pretty)

2. Textured Summer Braid: Keep frizz at bay with this straightforward spin on a basic braid. (via A Beautiful Mess)

3. Messy Fishtail Braid: Regular fishtail braids are fun, but this messier option leaves room for your hair to act on all its humidity-informed ideas and still look put-together. (via Oncewed)

4. Milk Braid: Haven’t quite mastered French braiding yet? This updo won’t make any such demands. One of the things we love most about milk braids is that they are so much easier to put together than they look. (via Wish Wish Wish)

5. Reverse Milk Braids: This style should only take you about five minutes to make happen, requires practically no product and brings in compliments a-plenty. (via A Lover’s Anthology)

6. Braided Bun: Buns are huge this year, from the sock bun to the ballerina bun, but this braided bun adds a chic little twist to the classic ‘do. (via Brit + Co)

7. Braided Bangs: Growing out your bangs? There aren’t many ideas that beat a braid for keeping them tucked away. The best part? It’s a cinch to pull off no matter the length of your bangs. (via Sortrature)

8. Inverted Braided Bangs: Another great option for bang troubles and keeping longer locks out of your face. (via Twist Me Pretty)

9. Beach Braid: A side-swept spin on French braids, this beachy braid is perfect for summer days with an extra dose of sun, sand and saltwater. (via In Honor of Design)

10. French Braid Topknot: Just the way to beat the heat and bedhead, this look combines an upside down braid with a traditional bun. Sleek from the front, playful in the back. (via Brit + Co)

11. Simple Dutch Braid: Those new to Dutch braids will find that they take a couple tries to get down pat, but this uncomplicated updo makes that effort completely worth it. (via A Beautiful Mess)

12. French Braid With a Twist: Upgrade a French braid by adding a couple of smaller braids to the picture. (via Divine Caroline)

13. Braided Ponytail: Not feeling the full-on braided look? Tuck a couple of braids into your ponytail to keep wayward strands tamed. (via Angel Food Style)

14. Halo Braid: There’s just something about a halo braid that feels feminine and fun at the same time. Plus it’s way easier to accomplish than it looks. (via Irrelephant)

15. Chevron Braid: If you’re an old pro at the basic braid, but want to jazz it up a bit, try adding in some colorful ribbons or fabric to create a funky chevron look. (via Brit + Co)

16. Loose Halo Braid: Dutch braid + halo braid = winning. Now all we need is a pretty dress and a field to wander through. (via Green Wedding Shoes)

Which type of braid will you be wearing this summer? Let us know in the comments below and tell us what you want to see us DIY next!