For years I’ve been admiring the look of turbans. They’ve been a fashion trend that has been revived pretty much every decade of the 20th century. Yet, I’ve never made the effort to purchase one to wear. Not exactly sure why, except I just tend not to wear hats a lot in general. Maybe a straw fedora or wide brimmed style for sun protection and a cloche hat for the 1920s events I attend. Not a very exciting foray into the world of hat fashion, that’s for sure!
But discovering the blog of the uber chic Judith Boyd of Style Crone had me thinking I need to expand my horizons regarding hat choices. That woman can rock a turban, or any hat for that matter, like no other and her outfits often include fabulous vintage pieces. I am in awe of her wardrobe and fashion sense.
So when I happened upon this adorable 1960s beaded mod paisley printed turban it was love at first site. That’s when I knew that it was high time I gave a turban a try and step out of my headwear comfort zone.
It’s perfect for this time of year because the green, blue and pink print is so summery, plus it has an exposed green mesh base, which means air circulation. If you’re like me (post meno) you know how easy it can be to get too “hot headed!” So there’s no chance of overheating when wearing it back in Florida’s scorching heat.
I was going out for dinner with the girls and I chose one of my favorite 70s maxi dresses. Very comfy knit with a forgiving fit, which is just the thing when planning a night of gastronomic overindulgence! I’ve worn this dress many times, but this time I noticed the colors in the dress would complement the new hat perfectly. So it was time for its debut.
I must admit I felt a little like Edina Monsoon from Absolutely Fabulous, which is definitely not a bad thing at all. But I do think it caused me to indulge in the cocktails a little more than usual!
And speaking of comfy maxi dresses. I’ve added some cute ones to the website recently, all in colorful prints. They’re all authentic vintage and listed on the New Arrivals page.
And how about you? Do you wear hats? If so, are you an adventurous hat wearer?
Till next time…..