a new way to wear a bandana

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occasionally after i’ve had a piece of clothing (or accessory) in my closet for a while, it can start to lose its appeal. sometimes this results in me doing a little too much online shopping (whoopsies) but most times to make something old feel fresh again, i try styling it in a new-to-me way.



everlane pants || madewell tank (similar) || madewell flats (identical)

madewell bandana || natalie borton earrings (c/o)



after the neck scarf trend took off last fall, i purchased two bandanas to create similar looks on myself. you can see here, here, and here that i definitely tried it out for a time, but lately it has lost its novelty (plus wearing a scarf around your neck, no matter how lightweight it is is just foolish in 90-degree weather!).



so one day while we were running out to do errands on a lazy sunday (aka no efforts to put on makeup or do my hair were made), i threw on a romper and tied the bandana around my head like a headband. i felt so 40’s chic, like rachel mcadams in the notebook. since then, i’ve come to work the style into my regular rotation. it’s such a fun and retro look and instantly adds character to any outfit i choose to pair with it.

also, i’m wearing these pants again. in fact i love them so much i’m heavily considering getting a third pair. and the great thing is that the more you wear them, the better they feel. expect to see them 135346734 more times.


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everlane pants || madewell tank (similar) || madewell flats (similar)

madewell bandana || natalie borton earrings (c/o)


p.s. i can’t tell you how many compliments i get on these tassel earrings (which now come in black!). if you’ve been eyeing a piece of natalie borton jewelry but haven’t made a purchase yet, you’re in luck! natalie is generously offering 10% off your first purchase by using code SHAWNA10 at checkout. this gorgeous statement necklace would be a great addition to any fall wardrobe.


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