The bandana trend is a look we 100% did not see coming, and yet somehow, it’s been everywhere this summer. While we love the look in street style photos, we’ll admit that it’s difficult to get it right – but once you do, we promise it’ll upgrade any outfit you wear it with.
As far as the actual bandana goes, look for something made from a silky or satin material. While you can achieve the look with any old bandana, it leans a bit more luxe if you opt for a slightly fancier fabric. You don’t have to blow major money either – we like this Ecote Silky Mini Square Scarf ($14) from Urban Outfitters!
For ways to wear it, try one of these three to instantly achieve street style star status:
Fold your bandana in half diagonally and tie the two long ends behind your neck so that the rest of the bandana hangs down in an upside down triangle shape. A little bit of slouch is key for this look, so try rolling the top of the scarf outwards for an effortless, easy feel.
Fold the bandana diagonally again as you would for the triangle, but roll it up until you have a long, skinny scarf. Put it around your neck choker-style and knot it at the front so the ends hang free. Wear the knot slightly off to either side to make it feel chicer.
Bandanas are the best way to wear the choker trend! Fold and roll the bandana as you would for the knot, and bring it around your neck so the ends hang downward. Cross them over and bring them around to the back of your neck so that the bandana is looped twice around your neck. Tie in a tiny knot at the back of your neck for a choker-esque look.
It’s that easy! And honestly, we’re a big fan of any trend we can try for under $15.
[Photo: The Chronicles of Her]
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