Listen, I am all up for a cool headband (especially if it is a Lele Sadoughi headband). Headbands are a very straightforward accessory… but, if we take a look at the bandana, we begin to see that it can go from a headpiece to a necklace to a bracelet, and even to a belt! I mean we have some options here… some really creative options. If the bandana is a bit bigger, we can move it into “scarf territory.” You could even wear it as a top or around your favorite mini skirt!
So… is it Bandana Time?
I would say… YES!!!
My bandana usage became almost daily when I did a stint in New Orleans. At first, I was telling myself that wearing a bandana was extremely fashionable. Daily, I would roll a bandana super tight and put it around my neck to literally stop the sweat from my hair rolling down my back. (Yes, I will admit it! It was summer and it was muggy and I walked everywhere). I had a pretty great selection of cotton bandanas at this point and I did get a lot of compliments. Granted, most people in the French Quarter usually have had a few drinks (if not more) so I am not sure they were really complimenting my fashion sense…
Lately, I have found that my collection of bandana’s have grown and so has the fabric content which now consists mostly of silk bandanas (and scarves). Granted, if I am at a Walmart and I pass the side aisle with the assortment of bandana’s for $2.00, I will grab the colors I don’t seem to have collected in my basket (yes, my basket of bandana’s I have in my room. The scarves are folded in a 3 tiered bin… hahahahaha!)
Totally ridiculous… but…. I am not gonna lie….
This past summer I went to a country concert, whipped a black bandana out, rolled that sucker so tight around my neck, and paired it with an off the shoulder black top, some RE/DONE cutoffs, and, of course, Lucchese cowboy boots. Surprisingly enough, I received several compliments on the bandana.
So… I think I am on to something here.
As the Spring hits us and summer is just a few weeks away, you might want to consider using a bandana or two in your hair (so many different ways to wear a bandana in your hair; See Article in BYRDIE Below) or wrapped tight as a necklace. Maybe think of creating a bracelet using a piece of leather and wrapping that around a bandana or even wrapping two different colored bandanas together (or do a monochrome look with two matching bandanas) to make a belt.
It’s all about being creative and a bit adventurous with our fashion… Am I Right?
So… it sounds like it’s… Bandana Time!
Here is One of My Favorite Articles in BYRDIE written by Sophie Ross; Bandana Hairstyles Are Surprisingly Versatile—Try One of These 25 Styles
Here are Some of My Favorite Bandanas & Scarves:
- HERMÈS Tea for Two 90 ($510)
- HERMÈS Le Carnaval des Animaux 90 ($510)
- HERMÈS Brides et Destin 90 ($510)
- HERMÈS Chevaloscope Pointille Twilly ($255)
- PUCCI Patchwork-Print Large Silk-Twill Carré ($420)
- PUCCI Onde-Print Silk-Twill Scarf in Yellow, White, Blue and Brown ($240)
- PUCCI Onde-Print Silk-Twill Scarf in Royal Blue, Cobalt Blue, Turquoise & Sky Blue ($240)
- PUCCI Onde-Print Silk-Twill Scarf in Khaki Green, Chocolate Brown, Lime Green & White ($240)
- Elizabetta Barcelona Silk Neckerchief in Blue ($85)
- Elizabetta Tatiana Silk Foulard Double Sided ($130)
- Elizabetta Silk Sardo - Silk Neckerchief ($85)
- Elizabetta Deruta Silk Neckerchief in Lime ($85)
- Madewell x Kate Roebuck Silk Bandana in Dried Rose ($35)
- Madewell Organic Cotton Bandana in Lighthouse (On Sale for $8.99)
- Madewell Organic Cotton Bandana in Black House (On Sale for $10.99)
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- Madewell Organic Cotton Bandana in Blue Oasis ($14.50)
- Madewell Organic Cotton Bandana in Buttered Scone ($14.50)
- Madewell Organic Cotton Scarf in Heather Guava ($14.50)
- Madewell Organic Cotton Bandana Tungsten Glow Multi ($14.50)
- Madewell Organic Cotton Bandana in True Kelly ($14.50)
- Madewell Silk Oversized Bandana in Floating Floral Blue Stone ($36.50)
- Madewell Silk Oversized Bandana in Floating Floral Earthen Sand ($36.50)