Braids are everywhere right now and one of the best ways to wear this style is the side-swept braid. It's cute, unpretentious and effortlessly cool. This is a truly versatile style. It's the perfect look for a casual occasion where you want to keep your hair out of your eyes but it's also a great way to dress down an outfit that you're worried is too formal.
For a particularly edgy take on the look, pull your hair tight into a ponytail and then make the braid section much messier. This will not only create that all important contrast, but it will also mean that you won't have to worry about getting the look perfect when creating the braid, either.