Friday, February 24, 2017

Wear it Two Ways: Retro Turban

Turbans have been gaining popularity over the past few years and they are the perfect way to mix a touch of retro into an outfit. We took inspiration from very different places to show how versatile turbans can be, from a structured more formal look to a flowy, laid back casual look. Get all the details on how we styled them below!


On a holiday trip to St. Charles, my mom, aunt and I all decided to get matching turbans to commemorate the trip. We saw these burgundy beauties at a boutique and snatched them up. The great thing about turbans is that they really go well with just about any outfit. I decided to really go all out for this look and paired mine with a floral pant suit, glitter heels and a vintage inspired bamboo bag, because why the heck not? It's fashion, let's have fun with it! 

I'm really glad that I decided to go all out, because I think this might be one of my all time favorite outfits. It's the perfect mixture of vintage glam and pulled-together chic.

You know already that we love a good dark floral around these parts, so obviously I chose to dress in a whole suit covered in it. I recently got these gold glitter heels from Topshop too, because really, you can never have too many sparkly things in your closet! 

I've talked over and over again about how much I adore this vintage style bamboo bag as well. It's so versatile and it's absolutely perfect for spring and summer. 

I tied it all together with a dark wine lip to match my turban because, duh. I kept my jewelry minimal with a single long necklace and a dainty ring since the rest of the outfit kind of speaks (screams?) for itself. 

I'm really digging this turban trend and am itching to experiment with more outfits including it! It's a great way to add a little extra something special to any look!

Outfit details: Blazer: ASOS, Pants: ASOS, Tank: Topshop, Turban: Joys by Austin Warren, Heels: Topshop, Bag: Cult Gaia


How crazy is it that Jodi and I both bought burgundy turbans on our own and didn't realize we both had them until she saw my Lady in Leopard post? Great circus minds think alike, I suppose. It's so fun to me to see that for as different as our styles are from each other, there's really a lot of overlap! 

Though turbans were big in the '60s, they were also trendy in the 1920s, so I decided to take some inspiration from flapper style to show off my turban. A sheer fringe kimono was obviously in order for a sultry speakeasy feel. I also styled a sequin crop top to kick up that vibe even more. 

The prohibition era was all about swingy, flowy, nearly boho ensembles. Big, chunky tassel earrings are a perfect accompaniment for a look that's not too structured. Big round sunglasses look like they could have come straight out of a vintage store. 

I wore high-waisted black jeans to make the look more modern and wearable for a daytime or evening look. Chunky, buckled shoes are equal parts edgy and 1920s schoolgirl-looking. They're comfortable to wear all day long, but they also make for a fun nighttime statement as well.

Photos of Molly by: Chris Yankey

Molly's Outfit Details: Turban: Donna's Dress Shop (identical here), Top: TJ Maxx (similar here and here), Kimono: Forever 21 (similar), Sunglasses: Forever 21 (similar), Pants: H&M, Shoes: Modcloth (similar), Earrings: H&M

How about you, would you sport a turban? Let us know what you'd wear it with!

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