Not sure how to wear a bandana? Now the trick with wearing a bandana is, to not let it wear you. You don’t want it to look like a prop in any way shape or form. It needs to look like an extension to your style, not a last minute attempt to look cool. I would consider thinking about the way you colour match it to the rest of our outfit and style it on appropriate occasions. Don’t worry, this guide shows you how to wear it properly without looking like Rambo.
Around the Neck
Now I’m not talking about coving your face and becoming a member of a biker gang, but small changes can help improve the look of a bandana and elevate your look. You can really play around with this, adding colour and texture can be a great help when you’re sprucing up your outfit. By pairing a colourful bandana around your neck with a monochrome outfit, such as all black or grey, it will draw peoples attention and create a main focus to your look.
Around the Head
Whether you’re having a bad hair day or simply want to accessorise a little but more, a bandana around the head can work in your favour. Again, playing with colour and texture can really work in your favour, the world is your oyster when it comes to the pattern and designs you can have. So really go all out and try something new!
Around the Leg
Probably not the first place you’d think of putting a bandana, but hear me out. Wearing a bandana around your leg may not seem like the most logical of things, but it can heighten a casual look. It may not be for the faint hearted, but if you’re feeling daring then give it a whirl. Tying it above your ankle breaks up the outfit. Wearing a simplistic outfit, such as blue jeans and a white shirt is classic, but it can be a bit like a uniform. Wearing a red bandana around your ankle will add colour to your look. It’s a small detail that people may not see, but turning up the bottoms of your trousers can show it off brilliantly.
The Pocket Square Bandana
Now I know what you’re thinking, that this isn’t going to work. However, the bandana pocket square has been a massive trend since GQ did an editorial on it in 2011. Wear your bandana pocket square with a suit (in a less formal occasion) to get the ultimate style upgrade.
Bandanas are a cheap and easy way to update an outfit. You can wear them in a classic way or go fully street with your look. If you are ever in doubt just refer back to this guide. Remember to avoid looking like your bandana is a prop! It should compliment your outfit as an added extra not be a stand out.