Bandana

It’s hard to find a photo of a festivalgoer these days that doesn’t include a bandana draped somewhere on their person: off a belt, around a neck, over their nose and mouth.

And while the bandana acts as an easy fashion accessory, it’s so much more than an appropriated festival-fashion item. Here’s a brief list of all the things you can do with a bandana, or really, what a bandana will do for you:

  • Keep dust, sand and various airborne diseases out of your mouth
  • Remove hair from your eyes and sweat off your forehead
  • Neck cooler
  • Trendy pocket square
  • Robbing banks like an old-timey bandit
  • Blowing your nose
  • Having shootouts like an old timey bandit
  • Tie it around your dog (but only if you want a bunch of people to come up and take pictures of your dog)
  • Makeshift napkin
  • Impromptu pot-handle holder (but not for long)
  • Make-or-break accessory for any John Wayne-themed role-play

You get the picture. So as warm weather approaches, it’s not a bad idea to keep one on you. Below, we’ve got some of the most singularly cool options from around the web.

Go With The Flow Bandana
Made from 100% organic cotton, this United By Blue bandana features an intricate design with a reminder to maybe chill out and enjoy yourself for once.

Patagonia Bandana
A simple, classic bandana made from smooth, organic cotton so it’ll feel soft and light on whatever patch of skin you tie it around.

L.L.Bean Graphic Bandana
The ultimate hiking/outdoor activity bandana. And it’d look so cute on your dog.

Polo Ralph LaurenRL Yacht Club Bandana Scarf
A bandana for your boat. This Polo Ralph Lauren features yacht club graphic with different nautical patches, and it’s 100% cotton, sailor.

Navy Embroidered Monogram Bandana
This woven cotton scarf in dark navy from Loewe features tonal stitching and an embroidered graphic pattern. And yes it’s $265, but what’s a wardrobe without one designer bandana?

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