Lesbians and queers love a good bandana. Do you know how many bandanas I have friends? At least five. At least three of them were gifted to me from various A-Camp experiences, so if you too want a bandana and don’t have one, now’s the time to get on the wait-list! This isn’t just an A-Camp plug though, it’s also a style guide to help you look your best and wear your bandanas with pride.
waiting for @autostraddle ‘s inevitable “ways to wear a bandana” listicle
— Ph⌬ebe (@queerengineered) April 13, 2018
Well, twitter user @queerengineered, this one is for you.
1. Like a bandana
For things like power cleaning your house, hiking, and perhaps an Ani DiFranco concert.
2. Like a headband
For when you’re feeling like Sporty Spice, or just need to keep your bangs out of your eyes.
3. Like a ponytail holder
Can be made even cuter by making the ends into a bow!
4. On your wrist
I’m gonna be honest, I don’t think I’ve seen anyone wear a bandana like this outside of camp like places, but you should still try it in your everyday life!
5. In your front pocket
I don’t know! It feels like it could be fashionable! Maybe it’s a stretch, but I think you should try it.
6. In your back pocket (flagging!)
Full marks to whoever knows what I’m flagging right now!!
7. In your shirt pocket!
Bringing back the pocket square, but with a casual button-down shirt and a bandana? It’s a yes.
8. Around your neck
To quote Janelle Monáe, “Classy, sassy, put you in a razzle-dazzy.”
9. Around your neck, part two
Wild, wild west looks for days.
There you have it, folks! Nine ways to look your queer best while wearing a bandana. Did I leave any out? Let me know in the comments! And a special thank you to Nieves for being a great model, the iPhone portrait mode, and my new piano for being tall enough to take full body pictures. ??