8 ways to wear a bandana scarf

I’ve always been strongly influenced by American street style and culture and the bandana scarf is the perfect example.  I’m probably the dictionary defined antonym of “Gangsta” but my photographer Cat Leedon and I had the best time photographing this series and coming up with wonderful and weird ways of wearing the scarf, I feel like I could of kept going with the ideas however thing would have just gotten down right whacky!

One thing I will add about wearing the bandana scarf as a headband is that it is particularly good for bad hair days as it pins down all your flyaways and is great for keeping your ears warm on a frosty morning.  For mums like myself, I feel it also adds a touch of street cred when you are wrangling your kids.

  1. Traditional headband – Starting in the corner, fold a small section the width of the desired headband and then fold over and over until you get to the opposite corner.  Wrap under your hair and tie at your forehead tucking excess under the band.  Can be worn with hair up in a pony tail, down or even half up like me.

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  2. Chocker collar – a cute, unique touch to an otherwise ordinary outfit.

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  3. The mechanic’s rag – just tuck into your back pocket.  Could also act as a hanky if you have the sniffles (LOL)

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  4. The sweatband aka The Andre Agassi – worn in reverse to the regular headband and provides harder look than the more feminine headband style.

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  5. The Bicep band – Probably best worn if you actually have biceps!  This one is great for summer.

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  6. The handbag scarf – The scarf acts as wonderful bag bling, just tie to the bottom of the strap or handle.
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  7. The Parisian neck tie – For the cultured ones, twist the scarf up so it is thin and tie loosely around the neck.
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  8. The Wrist cuff – Replace your watch and bracelets.  Starting in the corner, fold a small section the width of the desired cuff and then fold over and over until you get to the opposite side.  You can leave out a small corner for a triangle shaped cuff (like I have) or have it tucked away for a clean, traditional cuff shape.

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Outfit Details:
Thick strap tank by Supre – $18, available here
Bandana scarf (in both red and white) by Supre – $5, available here
Overalls by ASOS (old), similar here
“Ski High Dunks” high top sneaker wedge by Nike (pre-loved from Canberra Fashion Exchange) – $40

Photos by Cat Leedon Photographer

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