The headscarf is to Africa what the neckscarf is to chic parisian quarters: the utmost statement piece a woman can wear. Depending on how she ties her scarf, its colour and fabric, it may convey different meanings. Sista Tweet is breaking everything down for you today
The “I don’t want you to see my hair” Scarf
This is the scarf you wear when you are about to get your hair braided and they look horrible. Or when you’re in a hurry to go to work. Or when you just don’t care about style but still want to look presentable and hella fresh!
The Classy Woman Scarf
The Classy Woman Scarf is for the women who wish to look chic and european but with a distinct African vibe. The keys to that style is to wear elegant european clothes and find a great scarf to top off your outfit. The scarf itself doesn’t need to look african, nor to be made of wax fabric. It could come from China, Italy or Dubai ; be made of silk, cotton or even polyester as a matter of fact, nobody will care. It is all about how you tie it down. As long as it looks “blackish”, you’re good to go!
The Muslim Woman Scarf
In the muslim parts of Africa, it is very common to see young women wear religious scarfs nowadays. It automatically gives you the “good woman” cred (which is as hard to earn as a street cred for a New York Thug) while still looking modern and fabulous. Can you ask for more? So if you’re into the muslim vibe, here are a few examples of how to wear the Muslim Woman scarf:
The Dress to Impress Scarf
To achieve the Dress to Impress Scarf style, there is only one rule : dare to be outrageous and unique WHILE remaining furiously traditional. In Africa, THIS IS the style you should have when it is time to celebrate something such as a wedding or a baptism.