Marilyn Monroe wore them, as well as Brigitte Bardot, and Audrey Hepburn. Sure, your nanny probably still wears one when it gets a tad windy outside. The girls of Instagram are bringing the 1950s fashion trend of the headscarf back with a whole new verve this summer.
From the all-American bandana, to the chic silk headscarf, this accessory is not only practical, especially for protecting your hair from getting damaged by the sun. But thanks to the girls of Insta the 1950s trend has made a serious comeback for summer.
A classic in the hair accessory department, worn in the traditional way you will feel like a fashionable extra from The Little House on the Prairie. (Anyone else remember reading those books as a kid?) Or twisted and made into more of a headband rather than a full on headscarf. Top tip: when it comes to twisting the bandana, it's best to dampen them first so as to get a thinner and better twist, plus the knot is less likely to fall out.
Floral Paisley Bandana, €7.99, Urban Outfitters
These can be worn in a variety of ways. Worn in the classic 1950s way and covering the whole head? Top it off with some oversized sunglasses and you could most certainly pass for Holly Golightly. Hair tied up into the scarf gives more of a Copacabana look, also a perfect way to keep hair off your neck and out of your face while lounging on the beach.Or, this scarf can simply be tied around a loose pony tail for that very relaxed, French vibe. Giving a feminine touch to the simplest of outfits.
Multicoloured stripe scarf, €3.99, Zara
Now all that’s left is to get them in as many colours and prints as possible. Let the obsession continue! Or perhaps Granny might have a few vintage ones you can borrow.