How to Wear a Bandana

Last summer, we saw brands like Urban Outfitters and Free People utilizing bandanas in editorial shoots. One year later, it’s culturally acceptable to don a bandana for more than just Lumineers concerts or mountainous Instagram photos. You can wear one every day.

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To be honest, my bandana:day ratio is about 4:7. I love taking an outfit from casual convenience to folksy minimalism. Boulder seemed like the perfect backdrop to explain the versatility of beauty bandanas, so we trekked to the nearby city and grabbed these shots for you. This specific neckerchief was sewn together by my mom. She whipped up the matching accessory for Austyn, which makes me want to cry confetti tears. Now for styling these square pieces of fabric:

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1. Fold your bandana in half, forming a triangle.

2. Begin rolling it up from the long edge, about 2 inches in width.

3. Once rolled, place the bandana around your neck with one end in each hand.

4. Tie these in a double knot. (Leave enough space for you to breathe, eat, and drink easily.

5. Slide the knot to the side. I like to place it on the opposite side of my head as the part in my hair.

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WILD WEST

1. Fold your bandana in half, forming a triangle.

2. Take the two ends and tie them behind your neck, leaving plenty of space to breathe, eat, and drink.

3. Slide the point slightly to one side.

HEADBAND

1. Fold your bandana in half, forming a triangle.

2. Begin rolling it up from the long edge, about 2 inches in width.

3. Wrap the rolled bandana around your head with the two ends opposite the part in your hair.

4. Double knot the ends so that the bandana is tight enough to stay on but still comfortable.

If you have any questions regarding styling a bandana, feel free to comment below. My best advice is to wear it with confidence. Everything looks cooler when you’re confident. Below are links to buy  fashion bandanas for yourself or for a tiny human. Enjoy!

PENDLETON

$14.50

LEVI'S

$7.99

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