At the moment, even though it is Winter, I am going through a real turban phase. I wish I could show you how I tied the below styles by posting an Instructional Video, but sadly I am yet to learn how to do a video, sad but true…
Anyhoo, I have found that turbans, are the quickest way to update an outfit as they can give your old attire a new lease of life. They are also one of the cheapest ways to add an air of glamour and attitude to an outfit. All the below turbans were made out of left-over materials I have been collecting over the years.
Leopard Print Turban
This first look is my ode to Erykah Badu, can anyone really forget the power and impact of her debut album cover, Baduizm? Growing up in Nigeria, turbans and geles were tied around me left, right and very much center- but Erykah was the first person who showed me how cool, unique, sexy, creative, expressive, inspirational and aspirational they could be. Oh yes!-
Erykah may have put those turbans down a while back, but she is still a source of inspiration to me whenever I go through my ‘turban phase’-
Peacock Print Turban
Kate Moss obviously approves of this texture of turban-
And my favourite: Yellow and Green Print Turban-
Last photo by Joe Kake.
I particularly love this yellow and black, rectangle-cut necklace I bought from Portobello market because as soon as I saw it, I knew I would be pairing it with my 60s inspired, lime green and black swirl dress. Don’t you love it when your wardrobe comes together gradually?
The gold, snake earrings (Anna Dello Russo for H & M) were a gift from a dear friend who knows my obsession with snake jewellery.
Which is your favourite Turban Look? Have you been wearing turbans lately, or do you feel it isn’t the style for you?