A while ago I came across this 1940s British Pathe video on tying turbans. I was hooked instantly. They seem to be seeing quite a revival right now, and with good reason: they're awesome.
I do them on days my hair is a mess, or just when it would seem to suit an outfit. I think they are great to sport poolside too! So take a look at the video clip if you have a chance, and the others that are related, they are really interesting! But here's my little interpretation :)
You will need all the things pictured above for this turban. You can always replace a pretty brooch or bunch of silk flowers for the hatpin though :)
If you have long hair, pin it up.
Wrap the cotton headscarf around your head. This creates some volume, so the turban isn't flat, and acts as a gripping point between your hair and the silk scarves.
Take the large silk scarf and fold it into a triangle.
Place it on your head with the point at your back. Pin each side at your browline.
Take the sides of the scarf and bring them right up, and tie once. The pins just placed at the side will act well to hold as you are folding.
Tuck in the crown.
Bring the tip of one of your floppy ears to the center, and use a bobby pin to hold in place.
Same on the other side.
Now take your small scarf and thread it through the knotted bit.
Bring the ends to the center, just as with the other scarf.
Pin the this scarf with the hatpin.
Open up the loops.
Fluff fluff fluff!
Tuck the back point under the first cotton scarf, it should hold well.
Ta da! You are now effortlessly chic.