Most women try to coordinate their clothing, accessories and makeup. But how much thought is put into making sure your hair compliments the rest of your ensemble?

Creating a hairstyle that flatters and flows with the rest of your look is simpler than you might think. In fact, it’s all about balance and proportion.

For instance, if you are wearing clothes with a high collar or lots of detail near your face, you want to have a minimal hairstyle, like a sleek bun or ponytail. You don’t want too much detail too close together or one aspect of your look will overpower the other.

When wearing clothing with bold prints, like plaid, stripes or floral, it’s best to stick with something simple, like a messy bun. Hair worn down with soft waves would also be very feminine.

For instance, if you like boho clothing, which is known for long, flowing skirts, embroidered tops and oversized sweaters, beachy waves might be the perfect solution. This type of hairstyle can be achieved with our 20 inch clip-in body wave.

On the other hand, if you are wearing a simple outfit with little embellishment at the top, try creating a hairstyle with more texture, like a fishtail or French braid and accessorize it with a sparkly clip, flower or decorative bobby pins. This same concept can be applied to formal attire in which the neckline of a dress is relatively simple.

For themed outfits, like a retro dress, it might be best to pair the outfit with a hairstyle from the era in which the clothing was popular. For instance, if your dress is designed to mimic the 1940s, victory rolls might be a great option. Check out our celebrity retro hairstyles for styling inspiration.

You might find that hair extensions can be helpful in creating a look to match individual styles and preferences. For example, someone into punk rock or a more alternative style might like to incorporate our highlight streak packs, which come in a variety of vibrant colors and can be clipped in without dying your natural hair.