Yesterday I wore a head scarf from the Eugenia Kim x Lilly Pulitzer collaboration to the pool. It goes without saying that it popped with color. Add on top of that my blue flash aviators on a Lilly croakie and orange tie dye caftan with sequin trim, and one could say that my outfit was what the kids would call “extra”.
I could say that I blame Blair Waldorf for this obsession, but that would not be entirely accurate. To pinpoint the moment in my adult life when I was inspired to drive to my nearest locally-owned boutique (You the know the type. That one stocked with premium denim [that was the fucking rage in the aughts] and was put out of business by the 2008 recession.) and bought a few headbands, was season one of The Hills. Lauren Conrad put the headband back on the sartorial map and it was a year later than Queen B underscored it with her version of a crown.
In the weeks prior to the release of the second Sex and the City movie, I read an article that touted turbans as the next hot accessory. Let’s just say that I was on my edge of my seat waiting for them to take off to the same or comparable influence as the headband had on the years 2006 through 2009. I feel that with the few styles recently released, the turban’s time is nearly here.