If you believe the history of fashion, then almost all hats owe their appearance to the distant past. Moreover, caps, hats, turbans and bonnets were originally used not just as a fashionable touch in creating an ensemble of clothes. Each of these items performed certain functions associated with the status, occupation of its owner. Today's popular headdress in the form of a small scarf is no exception.
Spanish shepherds used a piece of motley cloth as protection from dust while driving numerous cattle. Now, this headpiece has entered the fashion industry as a spectacular piece of clothing. Only the colorful combination of colors and the sonorous name “bandana” (from the Spanish “banda” - to tie) reminds of the former belonging of this fashion accessory to the harsh everyday life of tanned shepherds. But how to tie a bandana in such a way that this miniature element does notserved as a kind of greeting from the past, but gracefully merged into a modern stylish look?
The usual way
Bandana is associated with many people with a small square cloth tightly tied around the head and covering the forehead. Meanwhile, this headdress, which has become especially popular this summer, can be used in a variety of ways. In most cases, the bandana serves as an alternative to panama, protecting the head from the sun's rays. Such use of a scarf is limited to the usual way of tying: having folded the bandana into a triangle, the free ends are tied over the hanging corner of the scarf. To get an elegant knot, you need to take into account the density of the fabric. If you know how to properly tie a scarf, then wearing a bandana will not be a problem. In some cases, it is enough to construct one node. But if the fabric has a sliding structure, then the double weave of the ends of the scarf is inevitable. Therefore, before you tie a bandana on your head, pay attention to the elasticity and other properties of the material.
Strip on the head
The opinion that a bandana is a certain way of wearing a headscarf is wrong. In fact, this small piece of fabric of the correct geometric shape can be used in different ways. So, fashion designers offer this season to use this accessory not only with jeans and shorts. A scarf folded in a wide strip is recommended to be combined with bright summer dresses. How to tie a bandanahead in the form of an original headband, demonstrated by the designers of Dolce & Gabbana. Loosely tied at the head over slicked-back hair, multi-coloured shawls complemented the brand's casual summer dresses and other colorful outfits at the latest fashion show.
Stylish bandana options
If you don't know how to tie a bandana without turning it into a makeshift panama, you can follow the following recommendations from stylists. For example, twist it into a bundle and tie it along the forehead line. Moreover, by tying a knot either from the side or from the back, you can create a variety of images, ranging from sporty to sensually romantic. Another original solution to wearing a bandana on your head is to use it instead of a hair tie. By tying the base of the ponytail with it, you can emphasize the style of clothing, dilute the ensemble with a fresh color scheme. But if you do not want to wear this accessory on your head, and you do not want to refuse it, then there is nothing left but to tie a bandana around your neck. By choosing the right color and an unobtrusive abstract pattern, you can harmoniously fit a neckerchief into a completely solid business ensemble. In order to emphasize the free and relaxed style, it is enough to tie the handle of a bag or the belt of jeans with it. A bandana tied around the wrist looks spectacular and stylish. As you can see, there are many options. It remains only to master the simple skills of wearing this stylish accessory or, perhaps, come up with your own extraordinary ways.