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How to Wear Turkish Towels: Fashionably Functional


Turkish towels are all the rage because of their versatility and adaptability. You can wear them as a scarf, sarong, maxi skirt—the list goes on! They're also great for the gym, beach days, and even picnics. If you're ready to embrace this versatile accessory into your life, here are some ideas for how to wear Turkish towels fashionably functional.

Turkish towels are all the rage when you're ready to embrace a versatile, adaptable accessory.

beach towel and bag

Turkish towels are all the rage when you're ready to embrace a versatile, adaptable accessory.

They're great for travel because they can be used as a scarf, blanket or beach towel. They’re lightweight and easy to carry around — even in your carry-on bag. The best part: Turkish towels dry quickly so that you can reuse them over and over again without having to launder them daily (or wait until laundry day).

Your essential gym companion

GRIDAL Yoga Towel (Jacquard)

Image: GRIDAL Jacquard Yoga Towel

The next time you work out, don't just use your gym towel to wipe away the sweat. Use it as a yoga mat or pool towel instead!

The versatility of Turkish towels means they can be used for so much more than just drying off after working out. They're great for yoga, swimming and even as a picnic blanket on the beach.

Some convertible beach towels can be converted to beach bags

GRIDAL Convertible Bag Towel

A convertible beach towel is a type of beach towel that can be converted into a bag. The main benefit of this feature is that you don't have to bring an extra bag to the beach and back, saving you space in your luggage. Once it has been folded, it will fit right into your suitcase or backpack.

Convertible beach towels are very useful because they come in different sizes, styles and colors to suit any taste. They are often made of cotton or microfiber fabric with designs such as stripes or words written on them (like "I Love Istanbul").

If you want to buy one for yourself but don't know where to start looking for one - here's what we suggest: GRIDAL CONVERTIBLE TOWELS

The first step is wearing the towel as a scarf.


Turkish towel as scarf and evening view

The first step is wearing the towel as a scarf. This is a very simple and effective way to use your Turkish towel, but you have to be careful that you don’t look like you’re wearing a dishrag. First, wrap it around your neck in any way that feels comfortable for you—either over or under the headscarf portion of your hair—and tie it in knots at either end (or both, depending on how long or short you want the scarf). You can wear this wrap as-is around your neck and shoulders, or use it as an additional layer when dressing up with other accessories like scarves and shawls.

There are so many ways to accessorize this simple piece of fabric! If you want something more formal looking than just tying knots at each end of the towel, then take one end of said towel and tie it into another knot just below where our original knot was tied; tuck this loose end through said second knot so that they both reach down towards each other diagonally across from one another; now grab both ends together with one hand while holding onto only one side (you'll see what I mean) with another hand before pulling gently upwards until everything gets snugged nicely against itself without being too tight--and voila! Now go out there feeling stylishly functional!

You can also use it as a tablecloth or picnic blanket.

natural towel as table cloth with cookies and coffee

You can also use it as a tablecloth or picnic blanket. When you’re done eating, just roll up the Turkish towel and put it back in its pouch. You can also throw it on your bed and use it as a throw.

You can wrap it around your neck and shoulders like a shawl.

GRIDAL Tabby Towel used as a scarf

Image: GRIDAL Tabby used as a scarf

  • Wrap it around your waist like a belt or sash. If you’re wearing a dress or skirt, this is a great way to show off your figure while still being stylishly covered. You can also tie it in the back of a shirt so that its loose ends hang out in the front and look cool.
  • Tie it around your neck like a scarf and use it as an accessory! This works especially well with flowy dresses that don’t cover much else (like maxi dresses) or short-sleeved shirts with low necklines (think spaghetti straps). It also makes for a great way to accessorize when going outdoors on cooler days since nothing says “summertime” quite like wearing beachwear all year round ;)
  • Wear it as an accessory under another piece of clothing! Like denim jackets, leather jackets, blazers…etc., Turkish towels work well underneath most styles because they add texture without being too bulky themselves (and they're super soft!).

One of the most popular ways to wear it is in sarong form.


Sarongs are a traditional wrap in the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand and other tropical countries. They're usually made of cotton or silk and can be used as a beach cover up or as a skirt. They can also be wrapped around your waist or tied around your shoulders.

You can use it as a maxi skirt, too!

GRIDAL Seashell Pattern Jacquard Towel

Image: GRIDAL Jacquard Seashell Pattern Towel

You can also wear Turkish towels as a maxi skirt or dress! To do this, simply wrap the towel around your waist and tie it at the front. You can make it more formal by adding a belt (or even use multiple belts) to highlight different aspects of your outfit. This is a great way to add some flair and style to an otherwise simple look!

When it's time for beach day, go for the traditional beach towel look... then convert it into something else!

GRIDAL Batic Towel

Image: GRIDAL Tie-Dye Turkish Towel

Yes, you can do all of that! When it's time for beach day, go for the traditional beach towel look... then convert it into something else! Your Turkish towel will make a perfect scarf or tablecloth. You can also use your Turkish towel as a picnic blanket or shawl in warmer weather. In the fall and winter months, you might be surprised by how many uses you find for your Turkish towels - they'll keep you warm while sitting out watching football games on Sundays and they're also perfect as maxi skirts if some unexpected guests come knocking at your door unexpectedly.

For fashion lovers, these Turkish towels are essential!

GRIDAL Zebra Turkish Towel

Image: Zebra Striped Turkish Towel

If you're looking for a functional, stylish way to keep cool this summer, look no further than Turkish towels! Turkish towels are versatile and can be worn in so many different styles. For example, they can be used as a beach towel or a scarf, but they work great as tablecloths too! These versatile pieces of cloth offer fashionable comfort at every turn.

We hope that this post has inspired you to try out some of our favorite ways to wear Turkish towels. Whether you're looking for a fashionable accessory or just need a new way to stay warm in the winter, we think you'll love these versatile pieces. They are so easy and fun to work with because they come in so many different colors and patterns!

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