Just saw this picture on Concrete Loop and knew I had to dissect it. I’d love to hear your thoughts too, so don’t hesitate to comment. [Email subscribers, click through to see the picture]
In this look, Solange is really sorting out the black & white monochrome that makes the headwrap pop. This also works because of the black leather trousers she is wearing. In summary, know what colour blocks you want to use for your headwrap and outfit.
Headwraps need high heels to work if you are going to wear the look out with clothes, and not a matching African fabric for your body. You just need heels and there are no two ways about it. They elongate your body and the headwrap.
In this photo, we can see a lovely chain link necklace that she is wearing. The curve of the necklace matches the circular nature of the headwrap. This creates great contours that we can experience when we look at her. Top marks, Solange.
Simple, simple and simple. This is why she looks so great because her general makeup such as brows, lips and foundation is muted and simple. With such a bright headwrap you need this.
Goes without saying that you cannot nail any African headwrap look without being strong and confident about the look. It is such a rich, stunning way to wear your hair (and protect it) but believe in it, don’t be self conscious and it will work.
What could have been improved: I am not wild about her top, but other than that the execution was very good.
Do you like Solange’s headwrap or my thoughts? Let us know!