Next to denim and leather, there’s no fashion statement quite as American as the classic bandana. The only problem? How to wear a bandana and still look modern.
While the humble (and inexpensive!) staple often is associated with cowboys and farmers, it’s found its way into the fashion realm, and has long been a staple of hipsters, rockabilly-iers, and anyone looking for a classically cool addition to any outfit
Whether you’re partial to standard red or navy, or brighter versions in yellow, green, or pink, a bandana can add a touch of down-home appeal to anything from jeans and white T-shirt, to a sweeping maxi dress.
Below, we’ve rounded up four stylish ways to wear a bandana!
Photo: Sincerely Jules
Ditch the statement necklace this summer and knot a bandana around your neck like fashion blogger Jules Sarinana of Sincerely Jules—so modern.
Photo: Man Repeller
Wrap a bright bandana around your wrist like Leandra Medine of the Man Repeller.
Photo: Look de Pernille
The classic approach: Tie it around your neck with the point facing forward.
Photo via Fashion Vibe
Let it hang from your bag strap for a cool pop of color.