Look of the Moment: the Turban

Look of the Moment: the TurbanAt the S/S 2011 runway shows, turbans were the headwear of choice, and they've already started popping up on the world¹s most fashionable set.

The turban has both an exotic appeal (it got its start as the official headwrap of Egyptian pharaohs) and a strong sense of extravagant, retro-sophistication (think Joan Crawford during Hollywood's Golden Age). In this street style look, the woman's black turban showcases another dimension of the turban's versatility: Parisian chic.

Rather than go gaudy, she takes a simplistic approach to styling around her statement-making hat, by sticking to neutral tones like black, gray, and sandy beige. Overall, her look seems minimalistic, but she still finds a way to convey an Old Hollywood sensibility. The elegant display of gold around her neck adds a dash of flash that brings the outfit¹s gloomy palette to life, and complements the eye-catching factor of her turban.

Here's how to get her look today.

1. In The Gardens Turban from ModCloth – $19.99

2. Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Baby Groovee Satchel from ShopBop – $358.00

3. Jean-Michel Cazabat Penny Suede Wedge Heels from ShopBop – $395.00

4. Vera Moda Very Loose Tailored Tweed Pants from ASOS – $89.65

5. ASOS Basic Roll Sleeve Boyfriend Tee from ASOS – $10.35

6. Assorted Beads and Rhinestones Necklace from Forever 21 – $4.80

7. ASOS Cowl Back Cardigan from ASOS – $58.62


Streetstyle image courtesy of Carolines Mode Stockholm Streetstyle