Bandana Badness: Tie One On!

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Oh yes, it’s the bandana. Check out all of the easy ways you can incorporate a little red, white, and blue into your wardrobe this weekend! It gives a casual outfit some flair, or does double-duty as a way to keep your hair up. The weather is hot and summer is here – bandana to the fashion rescue! First of all, it’s a great way to keep your hair up and your bangs off of your face. If you’re a little more on the shy side, you can try something a little more understated. Just tie your hair into a ponytail with a bandana and then pull the loose ends in and tie again. Presto change-o, you look so stinking cute and all the boys are a-droolin’.

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Get your hair all up in a knot!

I think this look would be great for short or long hair. I absolutely love the little tiny ponies that girls wear. Cute when traveling and you just need a little something extra. You could even cut a bandana to the perfect size of square and let the ends fray. The possibilities are endless. Tie one onto one of your purse straps for some flair, or around your wrist for a cute bracelet idea.

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Bandana Bracelets

Can’t wear jewelry? A bandana is the perfect alternative. The wrist action is perfect for tech girls like me, who just cannot wear bracelets when typing. They are also a great jewelry substitute for anyone with a metal allergy. Keep your skin happy and comfortable while spicing up your look.

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So Cute on Ankles

If you’re a little more fashion forward, might I suggest using one as an anklet. A bandana looks exceptionally amazing peeking out from under cropped jeans. I really like it worn as an anklet paired with simple loafers or slides. Don’t bother pairing a bandana with anything that already has a strap. You don’t want too much competition down there.

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Protect Your Sun-Sensitive Neck

I LOVE that this style is happening this summer. It is so good-looking and easy! To go a little more formal, move the knot to the back for an update on the choker. You can find vintage bandanas at Imogene and Willie that have that perfect worn-in fade. Using a vintage version is so nice and just ups your style in my opinion. If you must have new, we would never disappoint — check out these options we found for you. However you decide to incorporate some Americana fashion into your repertoire, we approve! This look is fun and affordable so you have no excuses.  Give it a try! If you’ve got any other ideas, please share — creativity and unique ideas are always welcome.

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