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How to style a bandana

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How to style a bandana

Discover the best ways to style a bandana

How to wear a bandana? what style to adopt? you will know everything!

There are few fashion accessories that are as timeless and trendy as the bandana.

It is elegant and can be worn in many different ways. We will thus through this short article the best styles to realize with a bandana!

At the end of this article you will know everything you need to know to get a unique and trendy look with a simple bandana, like for exemple:

  • cowboy style
  • Rock style bandana
  • rapper / hip-hop style
  • headband style
  • bandana around the neck
  • bandana tied around the wrist


It enchants many young people around the world. If you are one of them, get ready to check our tips, models and see, through many photos, all the ways and styles to wear this particular accessory that gives an essential plus to your style!



It is not so common to see boys wearing the bandana, especially when it comes to the casual style of everyday life. It usually appears more often in musical events and rock and metal band shows.

As you can see from the photo, it's a great accessory to enhance style and draw attention, especially when used in the headband mode, the most traditional and popular style.


1. Bandana: Cowboy style

Between monochromatic styles and prints, colors like black and red are the most dominant. But it is important to note that the bandana has its origin in the old west of the United States.

We can see in many productions of the time that cowboys wore this accessory on the neck - like a scarf - or to hide their face, a style that still inspires some guys who like to follow a more rebellious and subversive line - like a gangster - precisely because it hides part of the mouth.



2. Bandana: rock style

In fashion, the popularity of the male bandana dates back to the 70s and 80s, when many rock stars and people who followed this free style began to change to increase the look.

The main example is, of course, the lead singer of the band Guns N' Roses, Axl Rose. The accessory has become a trademark of his look, so much so that he is a reference in the use of the accessory, used since the early days of the emergence of the band.


And it wasn't just Axl who helped make the bandana a symbol of rock/headbanger style around the world. Many singers of the time also used, especially those of Hard Rock, Glam and Heavy Metal, such as the famous Jon Bon Jovi, from the band Bon Jovi. You can see in many clips from the 80s that there are many guys who follow this concept, as well as their fans.



Today, the male bandana persists in making the reputation, literally, of many famous people, especially those related to music. In the photo below, singer Harry Styles, former member of One Direction, appears wearing a blue model with red prints.



Actor Ashton Kutcher shows that he really likes to go out with a bandana to add charm and a chic side to his outfit. He has already been seen, sporting it in many ways on his head and, really, he has become even more stylish with this item.



3. Bandana & Hip-hop style

And it is not only in the world of rock that we see boys wearing bandanas. With modernity, the accessory has been incorporated by several groups, such as rappers and some American gangs such as the Bloods and the Crips.

In the images below, we can see rappers Kanye West and Lil Wayne with bandanas on their heads, which have also served as inspiration for many fans.


It should be noted that, although it is more popular and common to wear this accessory on the forehead or head, there are still other ways to dress the bandana. It can be worn both around the neck and on the arm, in addition to covering the face. It all depends on your purpose and the occasion you will be attending. In general, it will make all the difference and give a plus to his style.

See, now, the most conventional styles through our photos!


Example of rock outfit to make with a bandana

Think masculine bandana, think rock. There is no way not to associate the object with this group, precisely because it has become popular from him. So, if you like the trends of this universe, you can use it without fear to complement the more conventional pieces: jackets, T-shirts, tight pants, accessories, among others.


The bandana goes very well with jackets and a modern rock style!

If you have long hair, you look even more charming with the bandana. It still acts as a sort of headband and keeps the strands in place!

Currently, New Metal and Metalcore bands have incorporated this accessory and use it in many shows and videos, as is the case with the members of Avenged Sevenfold.


The actor Johnny Depp is still a fashion reference for many men. He loves accessories and has been seen wearing a bandana too!


Below is a modern way to wear, with a cap on top!


Patterned bandanas are the most popular among boys. Red is always a popular color.

Today, however, other colors also stand out, such as blue and yellow, with patterns and textures of different types and sizes.

Prints do not follow a pattern, on the contrary, they are free according to the model of the male bandana.

Red and white serve as the basis for many bandana enthusiasts and still go very well with black.

Nowadays, there is a wide variety of bandanas that can meet all styles.


It is these endless possibilities that inspire and drive many men to join in!

4. Black bandana style headband 

Among the most common colors, the black bandana is the one that catches the eye and stands out when it comes to this accessory, whether it is monochromatic or as a base for a print. As a neutral tone, it will easily match any piece, that mistake-free choice that helps the indecisive and every boy should use when he wants to.

Whether it's single prints or all kinds, black always draws attention with its versatility.


There are no rules in this case: you can use it either in a rock style or in a free composition.


5. Bandana around the neck

As we have already said, you do not need to wear the bandana (kerchief) only on your head.

The origin of this accessory ensures that it has always been worn around the neck, so you can not leave this trend aside.

Whether it is more discreet or bold, small or large, it stands out for its scarf look, and can complete the look or even cover the face. There are many interesting variations.


The bandana around the neck gives a plus on the look and still leaves the neck warm on colder days.

Many brands and fashionistas have given in to this version, which enhances and gives an interesting charm to the look.

Artists and those who love bold looks have been using this style for a long time! You have to have a lot of personality to adhere to it!

Depending on the color, this is the right piece to enhance the look. You just have to know how to wear a bandana.

6. Bandana around the wrist

The bandana around the arm is a modern trend that is becoming more and more prominent. Square or triangular in shape, there are several ways to tie it in different parts, either on the wrist, the forearm and even near the shoulder.

If the idea is to add power to the look and feel fresh and alternative, this is a good proposition!


Colorful and printed styles are better to wear on the wrist and give that interesting update to the look!

See how it makes all the difference in a loose and casual style!

Even though it's the trend today, this idea also derives from the 80s!

Where to buy a bandana?


Many quality bandanas with paisley pattern and original print are available directly on our website. You will find many designs for all styles in our men's bandana collection for exemple.

Now that you already know everything about the bandanna, choose the best model for you, follow our advice and enhance your look!

If you have any questions or comments, leave a comment and we'll be happy to hear from you. Thank you for taking the time to read this article and we wish you the best!

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