We all have that one piece in our wardrobe that we cannot get enough of depending on the season: those comfy jeans that fit you like a glove, a fluffy cardigan that seems to wrap you like clouds would do, that gorgeous shade of lipstick that brings the perfect colour to your skin every morning.
In the world of fashion blogging, such timeless elements are often called a signature piece or signature look. Something people end up recognising you for or a touch that you need to add to your looks before you consider them complete.
Do you see where I am going? Yes, I have started considering this trusty old red bandana (one of) my signature piece(s) as I can’t help but add it to pretty much all of my looks for a pop of colour. So I felt like it deserved a full post of its own! 🙂
But then again, I want to avoid all my looks having the same feel –wanna keep you guys inspired!, so after browsing on Pinterest and reading multiple blogposts on how to style a silk scarf (check this one by Gal meets Glam or this one by my lovely fellow blogger Sara from Stilo57), I bring you…
My 5 ways to style the red bandana –or any other scarf you have in your wardrobe. Let’s get cracking!
1. Front neck knot: traditional, casual with a vintage touch. One of my favourites without a doubt –first seen here!
2. Hair up knot: pin-up inspired, very feminine and perfect with a short or long bob, but also with a ponytail or a messy bun. I love to wear my bandana like so in summer and special occasions, such as a barbecue in the park or a fair.
3. Bag knot: we have seen this trend all over Instagram this spring and summer and must admit that I am loving it. Your shoes and bag are not matching exactly? Wrap a silk scarf around your bag chain to tie it all together and add a fun element to a minimal look without going too over board!
4. Belt hoop knot: this bandana is too short to style it as a belt (another way of styling a scarf!), but tying it around the belt hoop works as well and allows you to add an accessory to your look without the need for a bag or purse. Comfort and style for the win 🙂
5. Back neck knot: a new inspiring look I discovered via the aforementioned channels. I love how simple yet how stylish this way of wearing your scarf is. Picture it with a back plunge top, a classic off-the-shoulder top or even a tea dress. This last option adds a rebel touch to any look while keeping it modern and fresh.
In case you are wondering, the backdrop is Boën, a little village in the middle of France that we visited for a close friend’s wedding back in May. The golden hour was casting beautiful lights before a storm broke loose ♥
What is your favourite way of styling the red bandana/silk scarf? Would love to read your comments, glamistas!
Happy Sunday and happy 4th of July to all my American friends!