Menswear aficionados, rejoice — a clear styling victor has emerged hand in hand with the suits dominating streetwear and fashion month's runways. And thankfully, it's as easy to DIY as the Lauren Conrad-inspired beachy waves the beauty community was obsessed with in the early aughts. For 2019, the soft waves trend is the balancing trick to try with oversized blazers, voluminous trousers, and fitted suits. It adds a touch of delicate, natural ease, contrasting any puffed-up shoulder pads or borrowed-from-the-boys detailing your suit has in store.
And like any good trend, it has plenty of celebrities jumping on board. And while Blackpink's Jennie Kim was one of the first to endorse the styling duo for 2019 — at Chanel's Spring/Summer 2019 show, of course — the laid-back trend is nothing new; pairing (seemingly) all-natural hair texture with a suit's structured silhouette traces back to the days of style icons like Bianca Jagger.
However, your hair may not magically transform into easygoing curls or loose, bouncy waves as soon as you dry it. To achieve this star-studded style next time you suit up, keep on scrolling. With six celebrity looks serving as inspiration, all of the tools and products you should keep on hand to DIY the perfect soft waves at home are below.
Paired with an '80s-inspired suit and pink heels, Sienna Miller's large, loose waves show off the dimensionality of her blonde hair. To replicate the look at home, pick up a more generously sized iron — like this highly-rated, 1-and-a-half-inch option from Hot Tools.
Somehow, Katie Holmes' waves are just as glossy as her top. Grab Verb's cult-favorite Ghost Oil serum and apply it before your hair is even dry for an extra shine boost.
Jameela Jamil's tousled hair is impressively long — which, as you probably know, can be tough to achieve when left to your own devices. Keep an eye on your hair's health if you're hoping to reach the same length by applying a bond-repairing treatment regularly.
The musician seemed to predict this year's suit-and-wave combo at the Chanel Spring/Summer 2019 show late last year. To replicate Jennie Kim's style, just add a few barely-there waves to your hair closer to the ends.
Want to make your favorite suit more low key? Style it with any dad sneakers you have on hand and throw your freshly waved hair up into a high ponytail, à la Barbara Palvin.
If your hair is on the shorter side, then just scale down any heat tools you use to create subtle, 20's-like bends. This tiny half-inch styling iron from Bed Head should do the trick.