African women can pull off a head scarf like nobody’s business. They look amazing, and it fits their style.
White girls… well, that can be another story.
I like the look, but it can be a bit of a fashion risk in my opinion, especially if you’re not wearing traditional African clothes.
I tried wearing a head scarf with jeans and a t-shirt the other day. What do you think? Good idea? Bad idea? Yay? Nay?
It’s funny, because apparently I’m not the only one debating the head scarf look. It was listed as one of the “style dares” in a recent issue of InStyle magazine.
I was actually quite surprised that 75% said that no, they would not wear a head scarf. But then my husband (who, for some strange, strange reason, was looking at the poll with me) asked, “But would you wear one in America?”
Hmmm. Good question. I might, but probably not. At least not very often.
Living here in Senegal, however, where lots of women are wearing head scarves, it makes it a whole lot easier to “blend in” while wearing one. Even if I am just wearing jeans and a t-shirt.
Are you curious to know what one of the other “style dares” was? Ok, I’ll tell you.
Adding colored streaks to your hair. Would you do that? 62% said no.
A few reasons we like head scarves:
– They’re a great way to cover up a messy hair day
– They’re a fun way to play with different fabrics
– They’re another way to add a pop of color to your outfit
– Senegalese women like to see it
A few reasons they can be a [sometimes literal] headache:
– They can be hot
– They can make your head itch
– They can be tricky to put on
What do you think? Add YOUR vote to the poll by adding a comment, or e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.