BELLE BANDIT

Oh, the bandana craze... It's a big one, folks and there are no signs of this trend slowing down.  If you haven't already, I strongly suggest hopping on the bandwagon because it's a simple accessory to throw on with jeans and a tee that will amp your reading on the styleometer right up.  You can head to your local dollar store to stock up on the traditional paisley prints or get tribal with it and purchase a Pendleton bandana like the one I'm sporting in the photos below.  I know... bandanas, seriously?!  Having flashbacks to Justin Timberlake circa NSYNC or concerns about unwitting gang affiliation?  Me too.  BUT, if all the cool kids jumped off a cliff and lived to say it was the best time ever, let's be real, I'd get jumping too.  Just kidding.  I hate heights.  And cool kids.  And wearing a bandana is nothing like jumping off a cliff.  I just like the look, particularly in black, burgundy and hunter green, and I've rounded up 5 ways to rock the trend below!

WARNING: For any youngings trolling the interweb without their parents knowledge and reading this widely inappropriate blog: stay away from reds and blues!  Seriously, that's a school-mandated rule in a lot of places! 

CONTEMPORARY CHOKER

RETRO ROCKABILLY

WESTERN WOMAN

BOYSCOUT BABE

FUNCTIONAL FASHION

Whether you're wearing your bandana on your head, neck or butt... it puts a little oomph in an otherwise blah outfit and and can be purchased for less than a dollar from many party supply shops so get hunting for your new favorite versatile bargain accessory!