I remember the day I went natural: it was as unceremonious as it could be and completely unplanned. I walked into the salon with a relaxed pixie and walked out with a blonde brush cut. From that moment, I felt that I needed a new wardrobe to go with my new hair. I needed to transition, if you will. Many women who big chop or transition have this feeling that their style must evolve with their hair. While it is always of the utmost importance to be you, there are some ways to match your wardrobe’s personality with your hair. Here are some quick tips to make transitioning your closet easy and budget friendly.
Headscarves and hair accessories are a quick and easy update to any stylista’s wardrobe: they can add print and color or bring a sleek black ensemble together for a head to toe look. Headscarves and wraps are also a big trend for Fall ’12 with style stars such as Solange Knowles spotted rocking them with everyday looks. These looks are also great for transitioning ladies with protective styles. If you are looking for a subtler headpiece, try a headband with your next ensemble.
Printed pieces also add punch to a girl’s closet. The latest trend is printed jackets and blazers. These pieces can take a girl from day to night, casual to formal. Don’t shy away from prints as cooler weather comes but if you are uncomfortable with bold bright colors in the winter months, try a subdued print in richer colors. Animal prints are also great additions to a wardrobe.
Jewelry is a great and budget friendly way to switch up your look. Some of the best pieces can be found through thrifting and shopping vintage stores. Since 90′s style has been making a huge comeback, look for bold and chunky pieces in gold or bright colors. A variety of pieces can go very well with your hair and can help play up any look.
Finding your style niche should be an adventure and as you embark on your natural hair journey you may find yourself wanting to explore something new. Transitioning into a new look can be fun and exciting so don’t be afraid to step out of your fashion comfort zone: you may stumble upon something you love.
Check out the sleek ponytail, a hair trend this fall, for a classic hairstyle.