Let me just preface by saying that I'm not a beauty editor, and I'm terrible at styling my hair. I'm a fashion editor with an acute appreciation for cool hairstyles that I probably wouldn't be able to execute myself. But that doesn't mean that you can't! As with clothing and accessories, different occasions in life call for different hairstyles, and I've been stalking Instagram for chic styles that I can at least admire from afar, if not attempt myself. Along the way, I found a lot of cool-girl hair inspiration that would be chic options for everything from dates to weddings to work. As it turns out, fashion girls have great taste in hairstyles (hardly shocking, I know).
Ready to see the best cool-girl hairstyles for a number of occasions you're likely to find yourself needing a look for? Keep scrolling for some of my current favorites and to shop products and accessories to re-create them yourself.
It's probably best to save the beachy waves for the weekend and go with a bit of a more sophisticated style for office days. Think a slicked-back low bun.