There’s something Audrey Hepburn, Aaliyah, and Alexa Chung (and plenty of other style stars) have in common – their love of a bandana, and we think you need to learn to love them too. Typically styled over the hair and tied under the chin or at the back of the neck, these iconic lightweight squares of silk exude elegance and sophistication and make for a low-key but chic alternative to wide-brimmed hats. The easiest way to wear a bandana is to fold it into a 2cm width and tie it, knot sideways, around your neck, in the style of Grace Kelly. If folding isn’t your thing, you can buy a scarf that is already rectangular. Channel old Hollywood glamour by folding a large silk or gauze square of fabric diagonally over your head and wrapping the ends around your neck to tie at the nape. Extra glamour points for wearing your sunglasses over the wrap.
Headscarfs are such a fun and easy way to elevate your style. You can wear them on your purse, around your neck, around your belt loop, and of course, in your hair. Hair scarfs were also a popular accessory for Old Hollywood actors like Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe. They were both functional and stylish, and designed to keep hair out of the face. Today, they are used for a similar purpose, to protect the hair against the elements, conceal a less-than-perfect hair day, and instantly elevate a look. Headscarfs are fun accessories that don’t require a lot of styling, especially when worn as a headband. You’ll feel regal when your everyday hairstyle gets upgraded with a playful splash of color. With a large scarf, try a few folds and place it around your forehead, while tying at the nape of your neck. A bandana is one of the most common ways to style a vintage silk scarf. You can wear it as a half headwrap with your hair down or in a low bun. To try at home: Fold your scarf half diagonally to make a triangle. Hold the corners and gently drape the scarf around your head with the point of the triangle aiming down your back. Lastly, tie the scarf at the back of your head.
A headscarf is also a perfect accessory, whether you enjoy low or high ponytails.
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