How to Tie a Bandana: Step-by-Step Tutorial + 3 Ways to Style

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Good morning friends!

I'm still trying to decide which outfit to wear tomorrow for the 4th of July. This outfit is definitely in the running, but I'm wondering if BBQ + an all white top is the best idea for me given my history :/.

  I am so obsessed with how cute this top looks with basically every pair of jeans or shorts I own, but I think the real outfit-maker here is the bandana.  It gives me a 50's vibe which you all know is my jam! 

In today's post, I've given you 3 different ways to wear this $5 bandana to polish any outfit and given a step-by-step tutorial for how to tie them around your neck so it looks put-together. I would love to hear which way is your fave or if you're into this trend! 

 

Look 1: I think this is my favorite way to wear this bandana with this particular outfit! Maybe just because I was so pleased with myself for actually getting my hair into a messy bun (like reeeaal messy with a couple of black bobby pins holding it in place, see the side view a few pics down haha). I'm NOT a hair person ya'll so when I fix my hair in a different way other than down and curled, I always surprise myself! (I even posted a rough "tutorial" of how I fixed my hair like this on IGTV this morning for the other hair-challenged folks like myself out there!). The bandana really pulled the whole look together, and since it is cute pineapples/neutral colors, you could totally wear this with a zillion different color-combos! 

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Look 2: I haven't actually worn a bandana tied in this way yet, but I've seen other girls do it and always think it's cute when I see it! I tend to double wrap mine so it's shorter like I did in the next look, but this creates a more sophisticated/preppy look that I'm digging too! This particular style would be adorable with a cute sweater and some slacks for a work look! 

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Look 3: My go-to way to style a bandana! I double wrap it around my neck so that the ends are shorter and try to make it as narrow as I can around my neck.  Warning: This is the least comfortable way to wear it IMO- it has to be fairly tight so that the ends are long enough to tie so if you are a "can't stand anything on my neck" type of person, you might prefer to leave the ends longer so it can be a bit looser. Keep reading for a step-by-step look at exactly how I tied it if this all sounds confusing (I made the salesperson show me the first time I tried one on in store!). 

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STEP-BY-STEP TUTORIAL FOR TYING: 

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