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From the Journal: Tied + True

by Magnolia
Published on September 1, 2023

Blue and cream banner graphic that reads “Tied + True."

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.

Brown banner reading "A Story From Magnolia Journal Fall 2023."

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.

An assortment of patterned bandanas.
A blue bandana against a beige background.

Ways to Wear

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

A red bandana tied loosely around a neck.
A patterned bandana tied into a hair bun.
A patterned bandana tied on a curled ponytail.
A patterned bandana tied in brown hair.
A green bandana tied onto a black leather bag.
A patterned bandana tied as a headband in curly brown hair.
A patterned bandana in curly brown hair.
A patterned bandana tied as a neck scarf.

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

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