How to Style: Classic Bandana


What’s more classic Americana than the bandana? From cowboys to rockabilly, all the way to Rosie the Riveter, bandanas have been synonymous with American fashion because it stems from functionality. No style emulates the essence of “pulling yourself up by your bootstraps” better than this iconic fabric/print that gained its popularity here around the same time we declared independence. Bandanas have been seen more and more in the fashion world, but they never go out of style. You can find a three pack (red, navy, and black) from Levi’s on Amazon. I love the navy one as a subtle ode to the style while reserving the red for summer. There are endless ways to wear it!


I wore mine around my neck and off to the side in lieu of a scarf and necklace. There are endless ways to wear a bandana – here’s a few from Popsugar. I love the “tucked in” look!

how to wear bandana

As if that weren’t enough inspiration, here’s even more ways to wear the look stylishly:


Have you ever considered wearing a bandana?


6 Comments on How to Style: Classic Bandana

    • thedressdecoded
      February 9, 2016 at 10:50 am (8 years ago)

      haha thank you!! The texas state print is so cute! Great products! You’ll be seeing more bandanas from me. 🙂

  1. Monica
    February 9, 2016 at 11:22 am (8 years ago)

    I love the ideas on how to style a bandana! Silk scarves seem very popular right now, but a bandana is so affordable, and definitely has a little bit of classic frontier America to it!

    • thedressdecoded
      February 10, 2016 at 1:03 pm (8 years ago)

      Thank you!! I love both silk scarves and bandanas, but bandanas are definitely a versatile piece! SO Americana!

  2. Elisa Hall
    February 13, 2016 at 7:37 pm (8 years ago)

    Love your pea coat! Can you tell me the brand?


    • thedressdecoded
      February 14, 2016 at 3:23 pm (8 years ago)

      Thank you so much! It’s from J Crew Factory a few years back! They seem to bring it back every season though!


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