three ways to style a bandana

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after making a big splash on the fashion scene last year, bandanas are still having a moment and at under $15.00, they’re an easy way to add a little pizzazz to any outfit. if you’re unsure if you can pull off the scarf trend, i’m here to show you three different ways you can ease into the trend. for consistency, i decided to restyle this gold polka dot bandana which i believe to be the perfect pop of mustard for fall.

 

in your hair

i’d say the number one way i style a bandana these days is by tying it around my head like a headband. on days i don’t feel like doing my hair and/or makeup, i find the subtle accessory makes me feel a bit more pulled together. at night after i’ve showered and washed my face (but not my hair), i like sporting a bandana to keep my locks off of my freshly toned and moisturized skin. if wearing it as a headband feels a little too rosie the riveter to you, a bandana is also a great way to sass up a high pony tail.

 

 

around your neck

at the risk of it looking to flight attendant-chic, a bandana can act in place of a necklace when worn as a neck scarf. i like to roll mine and tie it with the knot positioned off to one side. just make sure to not tie it it too tight (#chokinghazard). to roll it, simply fold it on the diagonal (corner to corner) then start at the tips and roll back toward the fold.

 

 

tied on your bag

if the idea of wearing a bandana on your body feels a little too bold of a style risk for you, a third way to accessorize is to tie it around the handles of your favorite tote. not only does it add a pop of color to the overall look, it adds a little character and whimsy to your bag. a great tip for traveling when you’re limited on space -if you don’t want to bring multiple bags, simply throw a bandana or two into your carry-on and switch-off tying them around your bag to make it feel fresh and new.

 

 

tell me, what’s your favorite way to wear a bandana?

 

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