How To Wear: Bold Turbans

How To Wear: Bold Turbans
ESSENCE.COM Nov, 07, 2011

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Don’t be scared to pair a printed turban with a printed ensemble like Estelle does. These mixed prints make for an elegant and eclectic look.

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Kelly Rowland proves that sometimes more is more by wearing a ton of accessories – rings on every finger, glasses, earrings and even a necklace – with her pardon.

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Daring turbans are also as feminine as can be. Balance these chic accessories with a sleek menswear inspired suit, as worn by Taraji.

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Lady-like glam ensembles like this knee length skirt suit contrast beautifully with fashion forward scarves – as June Ambrose shows. Try this look for equally chic results.

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Don’t be scared to luxuriate in rainbow bright hues like electric blues and oranges as June Ambrose does. Worn with – or as – a turban, the effect is infectiously bright and beautiful!

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While cotton blends are usually the textile of choice for turban’s, trying a raw silk version like this one worn by June Ambrose add a stately effect!

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Solange shows us another way to do it by rocking a netted turban. The effect is a little abstract, but still absolutely awesome.

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Up the ante on ethnic chic by tying a turban from rich African textiles, as Solange does with this look. So chic!

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Shinghai Shoniwa dares to go there with a dramatic, Nigerian-style fanned turban. It adds a dramatic element that pairs very nicely with any look.

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Save for the bright blue eyeliner, much of India Arie’s makeup is fresh faced and almost nude – this bare effect creates a perfect background for the beautiful blue turban to pop!

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Alek Wek brings out the beauty of a bold, blue dress by pairing it with a vibrant, printed turban. Try this look for yourself to highlight each print and hue.

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Bold, edgy glasses – like these worn by Eva Marcille – add edge to an elegant turban.

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Matching your turban with your dress with your shoes might sound like much – but as this photo proves, it can be a perfect, and elegant, enterprise!

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Chrisette Michelle channels exactly what turban’s are all about: eclectic, excessive and absolute elegance! We love this photo and this inspiration for wearing turbans!

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Huge, circular hoops add a cute, laid back, round-the-way feel to a scarf or turban!

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Once you’ve opted for a sleek, sultry turban – there’s nothing like a pair of big, bold earrings to top of the look, as India Arie shows us!

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Aint no turban high enough as Badu proves with her mile-high number. Don’t be scared to pile the fabric high on your turban for an even more dramatic effect.

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Naomi Campbell shows us how to rock a matching turban and apparel combination. It might seem a bit costume-like, but as the diva proves – it can have chic results!

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You’ve already gone for the bold by trying a turban, now go all the way by adding a bold, colorful lip to complete the look, like Cecily Tyson does!


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