The western accessory that you probably have lying around somewhere from a past Halloween costume or its ’90s hip hop reincarnation is proof that EVERYTHING comes back in style at some point. Yes, bandanas are back, and they’ve ditched their costume-y connotation and gone high fashion (or at least street fashion). How to wear a bandana in 2021 is another story. To keep the cowgirl vibes at bay, treat it like you would a silk Hermes scarf and tie it french style around your neck, or wear it untied around your neck, letting the ends hang loose. You can also substitute it for a headband or a bracelet, for a touch of cool-girl chic. I love a bandana worn as a bracelet, or decoration for your bag. You could also try tying it in a triangle around your neck to amp up basics, from a white shift dress for an unexpected look to a classic denim shirt, white jeans and leather jacket combo or striped tee and jeans uniform. Or go super bold and pair it with other bold pieces for a street style combo that only the likes of Leandra Medine can pull off. I love putting it with a long floral maxi dress to totally mix things up as well, or pairing with a sporty look to hone in on the athleisure vibe. The best part is that you can score a bandana for $5 on Amazon, making it one of the cheapest and easiest ways to upgrade your wardrobe this season. Just Amazon Prime that shit and boom, you’ve got an on-trend look. If you’re not sure the trend is for you, I have gathered tons of chic examples that will prove otherwise. Trust me. Here are ideas and inspiration for how to wear a bandana.