One of this season's hottest accessories is the turban. WhoWhatWear.com shows great examples of celebrities such as Rachel Zoe, Eva Mendes, and Elizabeth Taylor wearing turbans. Aside from being a stylish fashion accessory, turbans have a practical purpose. Nothing beats a hair accessory on a bad hair day. A hair accessory draws attention away from a messy mane and onto a stunning fashion statement.
However, I'm definitely commitment-phobic when it comes to turbans. Although I love the look, I'm not quite ready to pluck down $75 on something I may never wear again. So, I decided to create a turban headband with a scarf I already own.
DIY Turban Headband
1. Spread your scarf out on a flat surface.
2. Fold the scarf into the shape of a triangle with the center pointing downward.
3. Take the middle point and fold it upwards.
4. Fold the middle upwards one more time to make the middle of the scarf the same width as the two ends.
5. Pinch the center of the scarf between your thumb and index finger.
6. Tie a knot where your thumb and index finger meet. Make the knot somewhat loose.
7. Place the headband on your head to cover your ears.
8. Tie the turban at the nape of your neck. Spread the sides out to cover as much of your hair as possible. If you use a voluminous scarf, use the same technique and wrap it around your head multiple times before you secure it.
9. Tuck in the ends.
10. You can place a brooch in the center or on the side of your turban headband. To read more about stylish ways to wear brooches, click here.
The turban headband looks great whether you wear your hair up or down. For a bohemian look, wear your turban headband with your hair down. Now you can enjoy the look of a turban without the investment. However, if after wearing your DIY turban headband you decide to invest in an actual turban, here are a few choices you may like:
1. FreePeople.com offers a selection of turbans and headbands at affordable prices.