Trend Watch: Bandanas Aren’t Just For Your Hair

Written by Sam Chmiel

Edited by Corinne Hennessey

Bandanas have been appearing in so many street style looks lately, and not just in people’s hair. I think we all went through the phase of wearing bandanas as headbands, but there are new, chicer ways to wear them. Brands such as Free People are even selling their own twist on them for an even more fashion forward look! For as little as a $1 you can incorporate a bandana into your look and here’s 5 ways how to do it:

Around a hat:Screen Shot 2016-04-08 at 11.24.00 AM.png

This is a super easy way to add a bandana to any outfit in an unexpected way! Simply fold it however many times you think will look best and tie it around!

2.  Tie it around a purse:Screen Shot 2016-04-08 at 11.24.09 AM.png

This is personally one of my favorite ways to incorporate the trend and probably one of the easiest ways! You can really tie a bandana around any purse and constantly change the color for many different looks!

3.  Make it into an anklet:Screen Shot 2016-04-08 at 11.24.17 AM.png

This look is definitely a bit more daring, but none the less still super cute! This gives any outfit an unexpected twist. Try out this look with all your shoes to find your perfect combo!

4. Around A Jacket Collar:Screen Shot 2016-04-08 at 11.33.55 AM.png

This look is super subtle which makes it great for people who are reluctant to try some of the other trends. This would look really around the collar of a leather or denim jacket!

5. Tie Around the Neck:Screen Shot 2016-04-08 at 11.35.11 AM.pngScreen Shot 2016-04-08 at 11.35.23 AM.png

This look is being seen probably more than any other bandana trend, but that’s no surprise. This one is definitely the most versatile because it can be tied in so many different ways whether you want it thick or thin, the knot in the front or back, draped or undraped, it can be layered with necklaces, and can be worn in different colors! Even celebrities have been spotted wearing this trend. This trend is even perfect for the festival season because the bandana can be used as a cloth to keep dry and dirt out of your eyes!

Check out these bandanas Free People Sell:Screen Shot 2016-04-08 at 11.36.08 AM.png

FP Vintage Bandanas $18.00 

Screen Shot 2016-04-08 at 11.36.18 AM.pngMoonrise Metal Fringe Bandana $48.00  

Although they are a bit pricier, they definitely seem worth the money!

How do you style your bandana? What trends have you been loving? Let us know in the comments below or on Instagram and twitter @bostonpolished! Check back next week for the next trend watch!

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