Tuesday, May 17, 2011


       Turbans are a great way to mask a bad hair day, or to add an emphasis to a pair of chunky earrings and some bold makeup choices. They're also incredibly easy to style, and can be made out of anything from a vintage silk scarf to a sash belt. In this case, we've both used the latter.
 The classic combination of black-on-black is always a sure way to make an impact, the greatest upside being that you don't have to worry about matching, clashing and vice versa. I decided on a form-fitting, pinup-esque pair of shorts to balance out the boxy shape and high collar of my chiffon blouse. To accent the up-do and frame my face, I picked a dangly, bright pair of earrings that happened to go perfectly with the gold clips on my bag and the accents on my shoes. 
I: Wearing the American Apparel Sash belt in black, vintage pleat-front chiffon blouse with embroidered collar, American Apparel tap-shorts, gold-plated earrings (from India), brown knit socks, a vintage crocodile handle bag, and DSW lace-front peeptoe pumps
I love pairing statement pieces with more simplistic items. Cheetah print is possibly my favorite print ever: my love for it  goes way back. When I spotted this cheetah print blazer at the thrift store, it was love at first sight. I imagined it would go perfectly with a black boustier and form fitting pants. And voila! My creation:
I find turbans incredibly useful because they can be a great fix to a bad hair day and still give-off an elegant vibe. Don't be afraid of wearing bold pieces. It definitely took a while for me to become more adventurous with the way I dress. What you have to do is ease into it; pair simplistic pieces, like basic black pants and a creme blouse with a patterned (i.e. plaid, paisley, polka-dot) blazer or sweater.
D: Wearing American Apparel creme sash, vintage cheetah print blazer, vintage silk black boustier, American Apparel safari riding pants, DSW black boots)

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