Chic Ways to Wear a Bandana

Although a lot of women skip the bandana because they think that it’s too masculine of an accessory, there are actually a lot of ways you can wear a bandana and still come out looking feminine and chic. Celebrities like Rihanna and Cher Lloyd are often seen wearing bandanas and this piece of accessory is what makes their overall outfits look more put together and complete.

cute bandana

Some ways to wear a bandana are not only chic and fashionable but are very functional as well. This means that other than making your outfit look more complete, it can also do something for you like protect you from pollution and the like. Here are 5 chic ways to wear bandanas:

Red bandana on blonde hair looks beautiful

red bandana on blonde hair

Wear it like a headband – to wear your bandana as a headband, simple fold it like a triangle and roll then out it around your head and tie the ends under your hair by the nape. It’s really easy and handy for when you’re outside and it gets really windy and the wind starts blowing your hair to your face and you don’t have a headband.
how to wear bandana

Bandanas can be worn on the head like regular headbands
regular headband bandana
Wearing your bandana like a headband is very easy
cute bandana headband
  • Wear it like a bonnet – this bandana style is very common and it’s simple and easy to do as well. take one corner of your bandana and fold it over to the opposite corner to form a triangular shape then put it over your head and tie the ends to secure it. You can choose to let the tied ends stick out or you can also keep it under your hair.
A bandana worn as a bonnet can get hair off your face, too
colorful bonnet bandana
Wear your bandana over your head as a bonnet during summer when it’s too warm to wear a real bonnet
floral bonnet bandana
  • Wear it as a face mask – this is another easy way to wear your bandana, ladies. Fold your bandana like you would if you were to wear it like a bonnet. This time, though, put it on your face, just right above the nose. Tie the ends at the back. This is an ideal alternative when you don’t have a face mask and you want to protect yourself from dust and pollution when you’re outside or when you’re cleaning the house.
updo with bandana
Protect yourself from pollution and dust by wearing your bandana like a face mask
bandana face mask
Cosplaying as a ninja? Complete your look with a face mask bandana
bandana used as face mask
  • Wear it like a wrist band – bandanas can also be worn as wristbands. fold your bandana flat until you have just a narrow strip left and wrap it around your wrist. This style is ideal if you’re going for a hip look.
  • pin up style bandana
  • pin up bandana
Wear your bandana like an armband for a casual, hip and young look
black bandana on arm
  • Wear it as an edgier, retro-looking headband – if you’ve ever seen Rihanna wear a bandana as a headband, you’ll know what a retro rockabilly look is. Basically, it’s a vintage look and one of the best accessories that go perfectly with it is a bandana. To recreate the retro rockabilly look, just do your hair into any vintage hairstyle like pin curls or pompadour, roll up your bandana and put it around your head like you would your regular bandana headband but this time, you will tie the ends at the top of your head.
cute way to wear a bandana
Cher Lloyd from the X Factor UK is known for her modern-retro style and her rockabilly hairstyles with a bandana
Cher Lloyd Bandana Hairstyle
Rihanna adds swag to her get-up by wearing a bandana as a headband
rihanna bandana swag

There are a lot more ways you can wear your bandana and make it look chic so do not be afraid to experiment with different looks.