The paisley bandana has a rich history, from its lesser-known Sanskrit origins to being righteously rocked by the iconic Rosie the Riveter; lately this wear-everywhere staple has been sported by fashion-forward ladies the world over. Since it can be tricky to get that perfectly tied look that reads more trendy than trying too hard, here's how to nail that awesomely accessorized #OOTD. Scroll on to see the best ways to stylishly tie one on.
Head Wrap: Bad hair day? Just wanna look dope? Ditch the dry shampoo and try going full head wrap for an effortlessly dapper twist on a classic.
Classic Neck Tie: Arguably the most French-girl-approved method. This versatile look can be slightly altered by tying off to the side or the back of the neck. Pair with any outfit for an extra pop of color and flair.
Slouchy Neck Tie: THIS is the look spotted all over our feeds. Some hipster sunnies, scarlet lip stain, and a looser, cowgirl-style tie provide a playful twist.
Doubled Neck Tie: Extra large bandanas and lightweight scarves work great for the double up. A tighter look will allow you to add a dangling pendant necklace.
Bandeau: This look isn't just for the beach, BB's. Throw on your fave high-waisters (Need help? Check out our Denim Guide), and some platform Mary Janes, with a denim jacket over your shoulder (to complete your Canadian tux), and you're ready for fall!
Wrist: Sub out your watch for the tripled wrist wrap, which is sure to catch a few eyes and def some copycatting.
Belt Loop: Fashion over function applies here, and we're thinkin' it's well worth it.
Ankle: If you like being a trendsetter, we recommend rocking this on the reg.
Purse: Last — but in no way least — the one we've been most excited about seeing everywhere. Tying a bandana onto your fave crossbody or hobo gives your handbag a whole new look!
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Illustration: Marisa Kumtong