Nov 9, 2010

Would You Wear ....a Turban?

A turban might not be the first hair accessory you think of when your outfit is in need of something extra, but why not? I’ve spotted turbans on street style blogs galore lately, and several designers sent turbans down their runways for spring and fall. Need another reason to try a turban? How about the fact that you can make one out of a scarf that you already own? A turban is versatile, fun, and bold.

Tips and Tricks for Rocking a Turban

  • Tie it right. Learning to tie the turban correctly may take some time, but it’s worth the effort to look finished and pulled together. Check out one of the links in the Extra Credit Reading section to try it yourself.
  • Make it last. This isn’t just a summer look. Several designers (including Charlotte Ronson, above) featured turbans in their fall collections. Don’t be afraid to splurge on a great scarf, because besides being extremely versatile, it will last more than one season.
  • Let it pop. Allow your turban to steal the show. Choose one in a bold print, or pair it with a neutral outfit. This is a great opportunity to showcase your favorite scarf in a unique way.
  • Try a hybrid. If you don’t like the look of a full turban (like Sarah Jessica Parker’s, below) try a headband/turban mix, often referred to as a turband. Ashley Olsen sports a faux leather one above. Pictured below (right), from The Sartorialist: a turband with a bow.

Get The Look

Outfit #1: Turband – Gold Saturn, Ruffle tank – Forever 21, Necklace – Max&Chloe,
Skinny jeans – Topshop, Wedges – Piperlime, Nail polish – Need Supply Co.

Scarf - Brooks Brothers, Dress – Spool 72, Bangle – Fantasy Jewelry Box, Clutch – Aldo,
Wedges – Spiegel

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