If you have half a brain and are into champagne then you definitely need at least one good tropical look. I stumbled upon turbans somewhat serendipitously. There was one point in our relationship where my husband was somewhat fixated with “the problem” of, “What are you going to do with your hair when you get old?!?!?! You’re not allowed to cut it short and perm it!” It’s quite a conundrum. At some point in one’s life, a woman ceases to be able to get away with a giant mane tumbling halfway down her back, it just looks grubby. The common solution is to chop off your hair into a soccer-mom bob or go way short to a pixie or poodle cut, neither of which I find particularly appealing. Imagine my relief when I learned how to turban! I will be armed with a wardrobe full of whimsical scarves by the time my geriatric years roll around.
While there are many ways to tie a turban, I find this one to require the least amount of fabric and it really could not be simpler.
Look #15 below complete with a super easy turban tutorial.
Dress, Vivienne Westwood
T-shirt, J. Crew
Scarf (worn as a turban), Etro
Wedges, Elizabeth and James
Earrings, vintage Zoe Coste
Necklace, vintage Hobe
Photos from left to right, top to bottom.
Step 1: Cradle your head in a long scarf.
Step 2: Bring the two ends of the scarf around to the front of your head and cross them so that it forms an “X” in front.
Step 3: Tie the ends of the scarf securely in the back.
Step 4: Pull the top layer of the scarf on the left side up to cover the left side of your head. Repeat on the right side. The two sides should overlap a tiny bit at the top so none of your hair peeks through. Secure with a safety-pin if necessary, I find I don’t really need to.
Turban Tip: HUGE earrings complete the look. The turban together with chunky earrings frame your face and it’s a little bit of accessory magic. Not sure if you can pull off a turban? Try one on using the Turbanizer. You’re welcome.
Big Kiss and Bigger Diamonds,