Turban—Oscar de la Renta scarf, Sheer Button Down—forever 21, Royal Blue Jacket—forever 21, Lime Green Skirt—Shin Choi ,Boots—Veronella , Tights—Philippe Matignon, Sunglasses—Unknown (bought at some gas station shop)
I have posted before about how much I love turbands, but I’ve found that they’ve kind of been my back up whenever I feel like doing adding some color to the top of my brow. And when you do something again and again, it begins to feel tedious and uninspired. This is the antithesis of everything fashion aspires to be, or should be. It is that very reason trends are constantly going in and out each season, the reason trends are constantly being discarded and recycled. When a trend begins to feel overdone or tired, designers banish all traces from their collections until they can revisit the trend and re-tool it to make if feel fresh.
For example, for years leggings were considered to be the ultimate fashion sin. In fact, everything from the eighties was considered a tragic error that the fashion elite held in scorn. The proportions were off, the clothes unflattering, and the color combinations too garish for the Y2K era of low rise jeans and glamorous gowns. But then, as we neared the end of the decade, everything began to feel too perfect. Hollywood starlets were taught not to make any mistakes and those glamorous gowns and too tight jeans felt, well, boring. It was time for a change. Designers looked at the eighties with the fresh eye of modern times and brought it back. And thus began America’s love affair for all things leggings—and yes, jeggings are included.
Despite my comfort in being able to properly pull off the turband, I waded further into the treacherous waters of the fashion unknown and decided to try the extremely-difficult-to-pull-off-sometimes-hideously-ugly-TURBAN.
Turbans are one of the most unique and interesting toppers in millinery history. Historically, it was used in the far reaches of the Middle East to protect ones head from the harsh sun and sand. Because of Westerner’s penchant for the exotic and mysterious, turbans became a popular head covering for women in the late 18th century and those who wore it were the height of fashion.
Today, the donning of a turban can make or break your fashion image. It can cast your visage into the depths of dowdy housewife, or it can elevate you to fashion goddess. The key is to look less Rosie the Riveter and more Glamazon Fashion Queen Kate Moss. There needs to be a glamorous aspect of your attire to attempt to mimic the glamorous effects of the turban.
For me, that means throwing on some mammoth sunnies. Otherwise known as, “bug eyes”, these sunglasses make you look and feel like a movie-star. And it also helps hide your face from those ridiculous stares. Don’t worry, they’re only staring at you because they think they’ve spotted Sarah Jessica Parker. So keep your chin up, smile, and you’ll stay fabulously fashionable!