If you haven’t been living under a rock these past months, you can’t possibly have missed one of the biggest fashion trends of the year; the bandana scarf. And frankly speaking, we’re also quite bananas over the bandanas!
Origin of the Bandana Scarf
As you may know by now, we fashion people like to borrow. Quite literally are we borrowing styles, clothes and inspiration from all different areas and traditions. And the bandana scarf is just one by many. The scarf have been used (and still is today) for religious reasons, by cowboys and and every fashionista from the early 00s. And now, we can add 2016 to the growing list!
Different Styles of the scarf
The bandana scarf can be used both as a headpiece, tied around the neck, hanging visible from a pocket or around the wrist. Of course it can be used for whatever, but the mentioned are the most common. With fashionistas going elegant: this year it’s all about tying it around the neck. Doing a scarf around the neck is not new however, we saw Audrey Hepburn doing it for Roman Holiday (1955). The style (not the paisley bandana though) was quite the stylish feature during the 50s. Bandanas are mostly common in paisley patterns!
How To Match The Bandana Scarf
So how should one work the scarf? As the bandana scarf in specific has a certain attitude to it, contrasting preppy clothes is given! An off shoulder dress, a maxi dress or a feminine dress will do. On the other hand, its also fun to play with its old association of cowboy and street wear, so doing the bandana scarf with denim or leather is also the fashionable statement. Not to mention, the scarf, with its paisley pattern, is favorable for a more boho style and is lovely for festival style. As you can tell, the scarf works for different styles, areas and dresscodes. As the scarf drags the focus to the neck, having an updo, or a one sided hairdo will emphasize its chicness. And folks, don’t forget, if you’re not necessarily a fan of the bandana in specific. Just doing a scarf in a pattern you like is equally as good if not better. A scarf adds a fun detail and gives life to an outfit!
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82 thoughts on “Bananas over bandanas”
I love this look doll. The pics are so great x
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I love the way the addition of a bandanna scarf literally changes ones entire look – I definitely need to try it myself!
They do indeed, they really makes an outfit look way more chic! Xx
We love this fashion piece, it really brings some outfits together!
It’s just a really chic piece of fashion! Xx
This is so inspiring!
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Thank you, glad you feel inspired! Xx
I love the trend, and I love seeing it on everyone else except it doesn’t really work on me and it is such a bummer! Hope you have a day as lovely as you are.
If you know why it doesn’t work you can hopefully correct it by styling it different. Whether it is doing it loose or changing fabric/pattern/color! Xx
I love this trend! But I am yet to sport it because scarves make me look neckless (if you know what I mean). I have a long face and sometimes when I wear collared tops I look like I don’t have a neck and wearing scarves make me look like that as well. I have to find a way to wear this trend that will still look flattering on me. 🙂
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Try not to tie it completely tight to the neck but let it hang a bit loose with the knot pointing downwards in the middle. So you’ll get a slight U-line between the neck and the fabric. Will make the neck look longer, worthy of a try perhaps?! Xx
Such an interesting post! I love bandanas, very stylish finish of any look!
They’re a great add to any outfit, just so much chicness! Xx
Great post. Enjoyed reading it. I love bandanas and like the ideas you have shared.
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Lovely, thank you! Xx
I love this. 🙂 I woud like to get this scarf, too!
It’s a good one, love the burgundy color! xx
been obsessed with the bandanas trend so this post is just perfect!
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that’s lovely, it’s just so chic and works on so many levels! Xx
I love the bandana and the multitude of ways to wear it! Great post! =)
Mermaid in Heels
It’s so good, one can work it in so many different ways! Xx
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thank you! xx
I love this style of scarf
It’s a chic one! xx
I love how you wear the scarf. So beautiful!
-Lily from With Love Lily Rose
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love the bandana scarf trend and it’s nice to learn the story behind it! great post dear!
Glad you liked the post! The trend is a good one indeed! Xx
I would love to wear bandanas as a scarf especially with the currently cold weather here in the Philippines. 😀
They’re perfect for colder days! Xx
Love this!!! Need to play around with a bandana scarf 😀
Certainly, they can add so much fun to an outfit! Xx
I’m loving bandanas, too! They are a great summer accessory since it’s too warm for scarves.
They are indeed and they’ll be so chic for this fall too! Xx
Oh very cute scarves darling
They’re so chic, thank you! Xx
I love wearing bandanas! I have a red one and I’m looking at getting a black one as well. They make any outfit a little more interesting.
A red one is so classic and so is a black one, really two good choices of bandanas! They do indeed, they can be so stylish! Xx
Great tips dear <33
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Thank you!! Xx
Haha! I love the catchy title for this post! I don’t own any bandanas, mainly because I’m clueless on how to tie it.
Shireen | Reflection of Sanity
Hahah thank you for noticing Shireen! Google, check youtube, there are so many tutorials out there! Xx
This is so inspiring! I love the post:)
Glad you liked it!! Xx
I need to get some bandanas! Thanks for sharing :]
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They are just so chic, one can make so much with them! Xx
I have like 3 pair of bandana’s and I love them! They are so versatile and so fun, like you said!
You can make so much with them, they are a very chic add in the closet! Xx
I love it!! Have a nice day sweetie!!
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Thank you, it’s so so good! Xx
Bandanas have been my latest obsession! I just love styling them with casual looks!
Tamara – LoveofMode.com
You style them so chic too, they make a perfect add! Xx
Not much excites me about leaving summer behind, but new trends I get to try out certainly do! Thanks for sharing!
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Fall fashion is the best season according to me haha so I’m happy that it’s arriving! Xx
i love how you always include the history of items, it’s often overlooked but so interesting!
Thank you love, glad to hear that you like it!! Xx
I recently added a bandanna scarf to my collection, but have yet to wear it. I’ve been entertaining the thought of it for a while now and I’m excited to give it a try, mainly with leather b/c I just love the way they team together! Thanks so much for sharing and the inspiration, as always, beautiful! I hope you’re having the best day so far!
That’s so chic, I’m sure you’ll come up with something fashionable! Doing a scarf and leather is a really good combo and it definitely have a bit of history in combo! Xx
Great trend! I can’t wait to try the bandana trend this fall. Thanks for sharing! xo, sharon
It’ll be a lovely trend to do this fall! Xx
Hehe, your post title is great. I love scarves in general and I’m a fan of this trend. I have a bandana somewhere, I think I’m going to try it!
Hahah thank you for noticing! Do it, it’s a lovely way to add fashion to an outfit! Xx
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They are indeed, they’ll add a fashionable level! Xx
These are so stylish! I’m loving the silk ones! x
They are so stunning! Xx
I am becoming way obsessed with the bandana trend myself!
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It’s so chic, welcome onboard hah! Xx
I have briefly tried it and wasn’t sure if it was really me but am going to try it again in a more girly outfit I think next time. Enjoyed finding out more. Gemma x
Do it, and try a scarf in a pattern that you feel 100% comfortable with! Xx
I have been loving this trend! I need to try more silk scarves too.
Straight A Style
Silk scarves should definitely be the next thing! Xx
You know, this is one trend I really love and I’ve yet to buy one for myself. I could kick myself for that lol. There’s so many things in my closet be bandana scarf could work with!
Haha well go off and do it then love, the only way to start is just to start! You have so many chic rompers I’m sure you’d make it work with! Xx
They can put almost any outfit on a totally different level. I love their simplicity and versatility 🙂
They can indeed, they’re a really chic way of going more bold! Xx
Nice ideas to wear bandanas.
Thanks to share
It’s a lovely fashion detail! Xx
I think bandana scarves can be so stylish if worn well, I love how they look!
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They can indeed, they are a chic add to an outfit! Xx
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