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From the Journal: Tied + True

Published on September 1, 2023

Standing the test of time, bandanas are practical by nature—with a well-worn beauty, too. Here’s a look at this playful, patterned mark of style and the many forms it takes.

This story was adapted from the fall 2023 issue of Magnolia Journal.

STORY BY HAYLEY ZIELKE

PHOTOGRAPHY BY YASMIN MURPHY

STYLING BY ARIANNA JONES

HAIR & MAKEUP BY HANNAH ZAHNER

From South Asian roots to early American life in the wild wild west, the bandana has connected adventurers and icons alike throughout history. Worn initially for the love of function—tying hair up and back on the way to work, keeping cowboys clear of any kicked-up dust—this fabric has now been reimagined as a playful, patterned mark of style.

Ways to Wear

Twist, tie, fold, wrap, tighten—and take on the day. Discover a new way to wear your bandana:

Find all these looks in our sourcebook on page 114 in the fall 2023 issue of Magnolia Journal.

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