Bandanas are very simple items; therein lies their brilliance. You can use the cloth in a million distinct ways—all it takes is tying it differently. Depending on how you style them, bandanas give off an independent it girl vibe or a daintier femme vibe. Lucky for us, the iconic accessory—made more famous in the '90s—is seeing a huge resurgence this year, and rightfully so! Even the most basic outfit can look refreshing and current by adding a bandana. But in case you're not quite sure how to incorporate it into your daily 'fits, we're here to share with you some easy styling tricks to get you started.
Below, we list six easy ways on how you can style a bandana to elevate your outfits.
Wear it as a hair accessory.
The bandana look is arguably the most classic and recognizable use of the piece. It's a quick fix when you want to elevate your outfit without wanting to go overboard with trinkets.
Tie it into a top.
It’s flirty, it’s fun, and it accentuates your waist and decolletage. What’s not to love about the bandana top? Not to mention it practically goes with any bottom in your wardrobe. While I personally like to pair my bandana tops with low rise jeans, you’ll look just as great wearing them with cargo pants, high waisted shorts, or mini skirts—definitely up to your preference!
Channel your inner Audrey Hepburn with a neck scarf.
Nothing screams chic like a dainty colorful bandana wrapped around your neck. This cute detail accentuates your decolletage and perfectly pairs with button downs and blouses. If you’d rather wear something more casual, worry not, the neck scarf works just as well with a simple tank top.
Elevate your hair 'do.
Got long tresses you wish to tame? Don't ruin your strands with tough and tight elastic bands. Opt for a cute bandana to adorn your hair!
Use as a stylish mask.
You know an item is truly versatile when a global pandemic comes around and it stays useful and practical. This protects you from the virus but unlike the usual disposable facemasks, it’s fashionable and reusable. If you’re like me and your face mask is constantly clashing with your outfit, this can be your new go-to mask. Cheers to a trendier and environmentally friendlier alternative to surgical bright blue masks. However, please keep in mind that they are less effective than regular face masks.