Turkish towels are truly one of the most versatile pieces you can own. With their origins as towels to dry and to wrap around the waist in Hamams, there are so many ways to use them. Here are a few ways we have used our Turkish towels. We'll keep updating the list as we discover more!
1. As a bath towel
We use our Turkish towels every day, right out of the shower. Living in New York City with its humid summers we love that they are as absorbent as terry towels and dry super quick so they never get that musty smell. Plus they add a lot of color to our bathroom and make it look beautiful.
2. On the beach as a beach towel and beach blanket
We always take two or three Turkish towels with us when we go to the beach. One to lay on and one to dry off with. The good thing is that the sand does not stick and they dry so quickly, especially in the sun, that they are ready for next time.
3. As a picnic blanket
Their large size makes them ideal for a picnic in the park. Here's a blog post we wrote after a picnic we had at Hempstead Lake State Park.
4. As a pareo, beach cover-up or sarong
There are many ways to wear a Turkish towel. Some quick ideas: Wrap one around the waist. Throw one over the shoulders to block the direct sunlight. Wrap the towel around your back and tie two corners behind the neck to turn your towel into a dress.
5. As a scarf
In the wintertime, Turkish towels are a beautiful bulky scarf. We always get compliments when we wear them! If it's very cold we sometimes have one side of the towel going down our back inside our jackets to act as an extra layer.
6. As a throw
We always have a Turkish towel on our couch to add some color or to throw οver the shoulders or legs on a chilly evening.
7. As a part of your new work of art
8. As a travel blanket on the plane
One more situation when bringing your own usually is a good idea. We use them as a blanket when the AC is blasting, a pillow on long flights and sometimes as a seat cover.
9. As a yoga towel or at the gym