If you spot Kendall Jenner wearing it, you know it’s a trend. In her case she peeped over an oversized version, but for the rest of us there’s no getting away from bandanas and little scarves in 2015 (even if we wanted to). Saint Laurent added class with silk, while Cara Delevingne rolled hers to control her hair, with sunglasses hiding we-don’t-know-what.
From bikers to punks and way back as far as the original cowboys, the bandana insists on having a moment from time to time and it’s doing so right now. Whether you style it around your neck or your head, this is the must-have accessory for the budget-conscious fashionista this season. Not only is it a snip to buy, but you can transform a whole outfit with just this one bandana purchase.
How To Style The Bandana With Your Outfit
Of course it all comes down to the outfit you are wearing, but here are a few tips:
1. As for the actual prints, paisley is to the fore as favourite but by no means the only option – check would be good.
2. Tuck it into your V-neck sweater or create a snug place at the top of a leather bomber.
3. Choose blue or red with white and settle it inside a turtle-neck.
4. Go for green or purple with a denim shirt or team a red bandana with military styling.
5. Fit it above dungarees with a faux fur jacket, or use as an accessory on wrists and bags or whatever and wherever.
6. Festival lovers can let it all go to their heads with the addition of a maxi and a fringed kimono. Match to the rest of your outfit or call for contrast instead.
6. Brilliant for bad hair days and windy places, it’s a natural with ripped shorts and an oversized tee or a plaid shirt. Work it as a head band or with a retro bow, or tame your locks by anchoring pony tails and plaits with a rolled bandana. Fasten swept-up tresses and let the scarf ends flow freely or mingle them with long hair.
7. Cover your head à la Axl Rose, get the hippie vibe or copy Rihanna’s black and white bandana.
8. Wear as a hat band on straw or felt, or turn it into a belt. Twist into a turban, or tie at the nape of your neck and flaunt the kerchief forwards.
And don’t stop there – we can see you’re having fun!
The featured photo is of Priscila Betancort displaying the bandana trend with a red Asos bandana
Julie Sarinana is wearing the little neck scarf trend as a cute alternative to a necklace or choker! Paired with a sleek chifon dress and navy sandals, this scarf looks feminine and stylish.
Dress: Sincerely Jules, Bandana: Urban Outfitters, Sandals: Miu Miu.
Leonie Sophie is looking fabulous in this shaggy faux fur coat, worn with flared jeans and faux snakeskin boots. A silk scarf is the perfect way to add a hint of sophistication to your every day look!
Blouse: Weeekday, Jeans: Mih, Coat: Set, Boots: Ted and Muffy.
A neatly tied mini neck scarf can be a subtle, simple way of adding dimension to an outfit. Ivana Julián wears this mustard scarf with a relatively plain look consisting of denim jeans, a white tee, and a pastel blazer.
Jacket: Emporio Armani, Sweatshirt: Mango, Scarf: H&M, Sneakers: Reebok.
Julie Sarinana wears a red bandana neck scarf; an absolute classic. Paired with a cute black dress and strappy sandals, this scarf adds dimension and edge to the look.
Dress: Shop Sincerly Jules.
A neckscarf can be suitable for formal occasions in addition to casual events. Sandra Buisan wears this black and white patterned little neck scarf with a grey buisness coat and black trousers.
Outfit: Chic 080.
Try accessorising a smart blazer and slacks outfit with a sophisticated neck tie like Beatrice Gutu to get that edgy, individual feel.
Blazer: Cerruti 1881, Shirt: Asos, Trousers: Zara, Sneakers: Stan Smith, Bag: Zara, Watch: Daniel Wellington.
A classic black and white bandit-style bandana will go with almost anything. Natalia Cabezas wears hers with a simple jeans and jumper outfit.
Sweater: MbyM, Trousers: Uterqüe, Shoes: Isabel Marant, Bag: Nat & Nin, Bandana: Levi.
A red bandana is the perfect accessory to this country style classic. Via Jill Wallace.
Tank: MATE the Label.
This bandana complements the denim skirt and cross fronted white tee! Via happilygrey
Top: Missguided, Skirt: Urban Outfitters, Boots: Tommy Hilfiger, Neck tie: Urban Outfitters
A black bandana will look lovely with a matching sweater and denim jeans! Via Chriselle Lim
Top: Express One Eleven, Jeans: Express Jeans, Bag: Longchamp, Bandana: Target
Sara Escudero is accessorises perfectly, matching a blue bandana with denim shorts and a plain tee!
Bandana: Levis, Shorts: Levis
Try accessorising your outfit with a bandanna tied around your wrist like Sara Escudero!
Top: Levis, Shorts: Levis, Bandanna: Levis
Alyssa Lau wearing is all black and white with a blue bandana around her neck to give it a bit of colour.
Skirt/Bag/Cardigan: New Classic Studios, Boots: Acne, Sunglasses: RayBan Bandana: Unknown. Blue Bandana Outfits
That’s how easy it can be done. A simple white shirt dress paired with a red bandana and a pair of ankle boots. Via Amy Spencer.
Dress: Topshop, Boots: Senso, Bandana: Unknown, Bag: Zara
Wear a bandana around your wrist that either matches or are in full contrast to the top you are wearing. Via Camille Callen
Stella Wants To Die shows how you can easily bring the bandana trend into Fall.
Combine three of our favourite trends: gladiator sandals, button front skirt and of course, a cute little neck tie! Via Zina Charkoplia
Skirt: Miss Selfridge, Sandals: Zara, Denim Jacket: Bershka, T-shirt: JBrand
We think that Lucy Williams’ cute little bag bandana just makes this outfit!
Blazer: Armani Exchange, Skirt: Reformation, Bag: Celine, Bandana: Vintage
Why not top off an outfit of a white and khaki shorts with this red neck-tie? Via Julie Sarinana
Sandals: Ash, Shirt: Free People, Shorts: J Brand
That little silk neck scarf can be tied and used just like a bandana. That is a big trend for summer. Via Chriselle Lim
Top: Sincerely Jules, Skirt: 7Fam, Scarf: Ralph Lauren Sunglasses: Ray-Ban Ankle Boots: Saint Laurent
Little Neck Scarf Trend: Amy Spencer is wearing a grey and black Max & Co little neck scarf
Red Bandana Scarf: Silvia Garcia is wearing a red bandana to accessorise her outfit
Bandana Fashion Trend: Mirjam Flatau is wearing a vintage creme and black bandana
Beatrice Gutu is wearing a blazer from Marks and Spencer, blue shirt from Benetton, Mom jeans from Forever 21, but it is the little neck scarf that kicks it all off
A beige bandana with a matching beige midi-skirt and a black leather satchel is the perfect look. Via Mary
Top: Vince, Skirt: Madewell, Shoes: Proenza Schouler, Bag: Proenza Schouler, Bandana: Urban Outfitters
The bandana can we worn in many ways. Here worn as a head band. Via Janni Deler.
Bag: Celine Schener, Shoes: Birkenstock
Christina Caradona in a spring bandana outfit
Erea Louro is wearing a black silk little neck scarf
Little Neck Scarf Trend: Andy Torres is wearing a printed Versace scarf to accessorise her outfit