Out of the certain few pieces in my closet that only make sense during Summer, such as, my jersey maxi dresses, backless tshirts, jelly sandals, I tend to be most excited about one particular item, the cah-lassic cotton bandana. Simply for its retro goodness and tough luxe aesthetic, paired with my favourite off duty hairstyle, this is the look that highlights my Summer!
Keeping the rest of your outfit simple, you’d be surprised to know it’s easier to style than you think. I like to match my lipstick to the colour of the bandana I’m wearing (especially red!), but then everything else is kept minimal and modern. Think plain tees, classic camis and skinny jeans – cat flick eyeliner is optional, but they are fun!
WEEKENDER – Clash with leopard, and trust it really works!
Clockwise from left: Topshop Burnout Joggers £32, Warehouse Bra Top Twin Set £28, Topshop Lipstick in Tease £8, Mansur Gavriel Leather Bucket Bag £395, Kate Spade Draw The Line Idiom Bangle $32, Rosa De La Cruz Brown Diamond Star Stud Earring (Single) £335, Vans Era 2 Tone Leopard Trainers £55
DAYTIME – Channel a retro vibe with a button through mini dress and cute flourishes.
Clockwise from top left: Laura Mercier Lip Glace In Daiquiri £19.50, Carven Floral Embellished Dress £590, Models Own Sticky Fingers Bow Set £5, ASOS Little Rock Pointed Flats £22, Charlotte Olympia Kitty Perspex Clutch £695
GOING OUT – Skin tight denim and stellar, spiked heels make a strong evening statement.
Clockwise from top left: Kenzo Tiger Charm Bracelet £120, T by Alexander Wang Classic Jersey Tank £65, Warehouse Superfit Skinny Jeans £48, Kurt Geiger Bailey Court Shoes £99, OCC Lip Tar in Queen £11.50, River Island Hannah Bar Ear Cuff £5
There are a fair few ways to tie a bandana headscarf, but I like to have the customary knotted “bunny ear” ends. Starting at one corner of the square, fold your way to the opposite diagonal corner (so that you get a headband on its stretchiest grain, the bias). I tend to fold an inch and a half wide but it all depends on how wide you want your headband to be. Alternatively, you can always twist from one corner to the opposite end for a textured style.
Images source: Pinterest