6 Ways to Rock the Bandana Scarf Trend + Why You’ll Love It


6 Ways to Rock the Bandana Scarf Trend + Why You'll Love it | Little Miss Fearless

Let’s say you’re a new capsule wardrobe enthusiast, like me, and you’re starting to get bored of how “simple” your wardrobe is. Need a new, affordable way to mix it up?

Enter: the bandana scarf trend.

I’ve been seeing this around for what feels like a couple years now, but I was slow to come around. Why? I honestly don’t think the options for bandana scarf styles were as good as they are now. That’s one benefit of waiting to adopt the newest trends — you may not be first, but at least you’ll have a better selection to choose from for styles you really love.

Even if you’re not into the whole capsule wardrobe thing, a bandana scarf is such a fun way update your look. See below for my compilation of 6 different ways to wear.

6 Ways to Rock the Bandana Scarf Trend + Why You'll Love It | Little Miss Fearless

Shop the collage: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4

5. Wear a bandana scarf in your ponytail…

This silk skinny scarf is my favorite for wearing in my hair. It’s not too bulky and works with any length, thickness or hairstyle. The silk scarf in the below photo is a standard bandana square and felt a little bulky for my small pony.

6 Ways to Rock the Bandana Scarf Trend + Why You'll Love it | Little Miss Fearless

6. Wear a bandana scarf on your bag…

You can get away with any bandana style on a handbag, but I love the standard bandana square (as opposed to the skinny scarf used in my hair) because it makes more of a statement. Doesn’t matter how big or small your bag is, either. Just tie a scarf on it.

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Why you’ll love the bandana scarf trend

Ok, I’m just gonna say it — this trend will make your most basic and boring outfits more eye-catching. It also pairs effortlessly with dry shampoo (know what I mean?)!

With so many prints and styles to choose from these days, you can slowly work the bandana scarf trend into your wardrobe without feeling like a cowboy, hippie, biker or whatever it is that comes to mind for you when you see an old-fashioned bandana.

If you think you might like wearing it in your hair first, I highly recommend one of these silk skinny scarves. They’re pretty subtle and feel almost more like a ribbon than a bandana.

Play around with the different ways to wear and you’ll quickly realize how versatile this trend is. I’m enjoying it like a new favorite piece of jewelry that I can’t stop wearing.

Now the important part: Where are the best places to buy quality bandana scarves?

  1. I always go here first.
  2. Then here and here.
  3. And finally, here + here (these tend to sell out faster).
  4. *Updated: Stumbled upon these cute scarves this week + see reader comments below for more places to buy!



What do you think of the bandana scarf trend? What’s your favorite way to wear it?



  1. I love how versatile the bandana is! I’ve only used one as a headband before, but I love some of the other ways they’re styled. Looks like I need to get a new one this season! ❤️❤️

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    Posted May 16, 2018 | Reply
  2. Natali says:

    Those are all great and cute ideas!


    Posted May 16, 2018 | Reply
  3. Sara Martha Davis says:

    I love the ones I get from Full Moon Loom! Beautiful colors and SO Soft! Go to scarves and then look at the smallest size. I love all their textiles. Check it out!

    Posted May 16, 2018 | Reply
  4. Jenny says:

    Love your style! In the New York sweatshirt outfit- your Levi’s – did you take your usual size or did you size down?

    Posted June 10, 2018 | Reply
    • Thank you! I’m wearing my usual size in the Levi’s and they fit great!

      Posted June 10, 2018 | Reply
  5. Kristen says:

    We love these looks!


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    Posted September 11, 2019 | Reply