I actually had no idea that the style resembled a traditional head covering until I started looking for pictures of other people (celebrities) wearing a similar style. My first encounter with this way of wearing a scarf was actually when I was 15 going on 16. I watched Rihanna's "Unfaithful" music video and fell in love with the way she wore her hair during part of it.
So whenever I went on a trip to Beverly Hills for my 16th birthday, I figured that would be the best place to try it out.
|Beverly Hills Hotel|
I had found this Givenchy scarf at a fancy vintage shop and did my best to tie it right. My mom laughed at me but I wore it anyways, complete with my not quite matching outfit and earrings. It was a rough first start and I will admit that today is the first time I have tried again (in public).
I really love it! I found a smaller scarf with a pretty pattern, and the smaller size really helped in making the scarf be extremely lightweight and kept the bun at at manageable size. To keep it secure on my head, I used a pony tail holder to pull the scarf into a side pony of sorts before wrapping the remaining ends into a bun. Because the scarf is a busy pattern, I kept the rest of my outfit neutral (a brown sweater and skinny jeans), and played up the blue of the scarf in my earrings, necklace, and bracelet and played up the red with a skinny red belt and red ballerina flats. To be honest, I was totally afraid of looking like a pirate or like I was trying to practice a culture of which I don't belong, but I think it actually turned out very pretty and flattering and is a fun new way to wear all my scarves. I will definitely be trying this look out again!
Please leave comments about any thoughts on this look: positive, negative, anything! Here are some pictures of some celebrities wearing their hair similarly:
over and out.