Cassie McCrone, Nancie Mwai, and Frida Johnson.
Photo: Courtesy of the bloggers
There are tons of ways to top off your look this season, but we’re declaring 2012 THE summer of the turban. Yes, it’s totally happening. The twisted fabric headwear has historical roots dating back thousands of years to the Byzantine Empire, but nowaways you can find current stylesetters like Mary-Kate Olsen, Rachel Zoe, and Solange rocking the look, making it a certifiable fashion trend. And here’s the best part about turbans: besides the fact that they’re totally affordable (you can even DIY it yourself with a scarf!), this is one headband alternative that you can literally wear year round. So even if this summer is the turban’s time to shine, we’ve got a feeling we’ll be wearing ours even after the temperatures drop. Get inspired by these three stylish bloggers below!
Cassie McCrone of Floral Children
With her long brunette locks, 16-year-old Cassie showcases a more subtle take on the turban. So if you’re looking to take baby steps into the trend, take cues from this adorable New Zealand native and pick a topper in a hue close to your hair color. We love how she spiced up the staple with leather shorts, a vintage Hawaii t-shirt, and boat shoes- paired with quirky leopard socks. The result is an unexpected mishmash of patterns, fabrics, and designs that somehow totally works.
Nancie Mwai of Nancie Mwai
Blog: nanciemwai.com. Twitter: @NancyMWai.
Nancie Mwai is no stranger to MTV Style- the Kenyan blogger and stylist has graced the site twice before, and now she’s back for a (literal) fashion hat trick. We’re slightly obsessed with her awesome knotted turban, which she pairs with a flouncey skirt, collared shirt, and clogs. It’s a breezy summer look that we can’t wait to copy for ourselves, ASAP.
Frida Johnson of FYNDIGT By Frida
Proving that the turban really IS an accessory for all seasons is Swedish stylesetter Frida Johnson. Her vintage silk headpiece makes multiple cameos on her blog, paired with everything from shorts to dresses to awesomely metallic leggings (jealous!). Our favorite outfit, though, is the one above. We love how the turban perfectly complements Frida’s thrifted embellished jacket, paper bag shorts, and black wedges. Color coordinating at its best!
Editor’s note: MTV Style is obsessed with style blogs that show off your outfits. Every Thursday, we pick our favorite looks from the week and show them off here. Next week our theme is HIGH-TOPS! Send pics of you sporting your headbands to email@example.com or message us on Twitter @mtvstyle!