5 Ways to Style Silk Bandanas

Looking to elevate your wardrobe with a fresh accessory? You’re in the right place! 

Simple accessories have the potential to take a basic outfit and add some flavor, without demanding too much time or effort to achieve. The “it” accessory we love at the moment is a silk bandana. It’s a great investment piece for your wardrobe that will never go out of style. You can wear silk scarves in your hair, incorporate them into your outfit, and even tie them onto purses or bags. The options are endless, and that is the definition of a great accessory.

You’re probably seeing them pop up all over the internet, with your favorite celebrities and influencers rocking them out on the town or at home. If you’re a big fan of the look but aren’t quite sure how to wear a silk bandana, we’ve got a few style ideas for you. 

1. The Messy Bun

For those who have less time to style their hair but still want to look put together, a silk hair scarf is an easy go-to. Simply throw your hair up in a bun, tie the bandana around the base of your bun, and position the knot in the back. Voila! Casual yet stylish and polished. Any hairstyle that takes less than a minute to do is the dream if you’re a college student running late to class, a busy mom, and everyone in between.

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2. Around Your Neck 

Add some dimension to an outfit by tying a silk scarf around your neck. Whether your outfit is neutral and the scarf has a bold print or the scarf accentuates the color palette you’re working with, either option will make you look perfectly styled and ready for a day of errands, in the office, or out on the town. Create this look by folding the scarf in half to make a triangle, then wrap around your neck with the point facing downwards, and knot the ends together in the back.

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3. Tie on a Bag

If you’re in a rush or simply want to show off your new silk bandana, you can always tie it on the bag or purse you’re wearing. We love it tied in a bow, knotted, or with the ends loose to add some movement. 

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4. Classic Bandana Cap

Bad hair days happen; we all have them! Whether you’re avoiding the dreaded hair wash, blow-dry, and style, or you’re on day 4 of dry shampoo because the workweek is draining… we’ve all been there. 

With a silk scarf in your closet, bad hair days are totally avoidable, or at least easy to hide. Using the bandana cap look, you’ll give off a casual-cool vibe. To achieve this style, fold a scarf in half diagonally, tie the two opposite ends on top of your hair and over the loose end. Tuck the extra fabric under the knot, and you’re done!

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5. High Ponytail

If you’ve got long tresses and the high pony is your go-to style, dressing it up with a silk bandana is an easy, creative option. You can tie the scarf in a bow or let the ends hang loose for some extra dimension and movement.

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With so many styling options for a silk scarf, it’s no wonder it is one of the hottest accessories right now. A scarf can take a mundane outfit and make it memorable, hide unruly (or dirty) hair, and pull together an outfit easily. Adding silk bandanas to your wardrobe will inspire you to find new ways to accessorize, and build confidence around your styling abilities. 

How will you be styling your silk scarf? Let us know in the comments!