I’ve noticed that I like to pretend I can’t rock certain styles. It’s this strange mental block that I enforce on myself for no good reason. A recent example of this kind of unnecessary behavior was my belief that I could not rock a turban. I probably decided at some point that I didn’t have the right face shape, or hairstyle, or confidence to pull of the look without looking silly. One day though, after a long and painful conversation I had with myself in my head I decided I’m gonna do this and it will look awesome. So I pulled out a few of my favorite scarves, of different thicknesses and measures and shapes and started to play around with the idea. A major disaster is what that started out as. I couldn’t figure out the method of wrapping to get the scarf to stay on my head and look good simultaneously. I sat there in frustration until the realization that you can figure out how to do pretty much everything on Youtube came to me in a flash. So off I went to my laptop, finding the best turban tutorial I could get my eyes on. I came across a tutorial called Get Yo Turban Life!
By the looks of the girl (she screamed professional turban wrapper) and the name of it, I knew this was the one. She had not one but 3 ways of styling scarves depending on the look you were going for. I couldn’t have found a better source. Click here to watch the clip yourself.
Moral of this story is, you can wear anything you set your mind to wear, with a little dedication, confidence, and playfulness, there is no style that’s not for you. (Ok maybe some things should be left to others, but as a general rule don’t dismiss it until you’ve given it an honest try).
Dancing on a flatbed: Just cause.
Lost and found: The hairy couch.
Outfit Details: Thrifted sweater; Forever 21 maxi; American Apparel leggings; Anna Xi boots; H&M Utility Jacket; Thrifted vintage wooden necklace; Vintage Oscar De La Renta scarf-turned into turban.
Photograph’s by: Naomi of Omnia Vintage