Bandana Trend & Fun Fashion Friday Link Up Party!

August 25, 2016

My regular readers know I love incorporating trends into my personal style. 

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One Saturday my husband suggested we go shopping. (Yay!)   And then he added that he needed to shop for new work pants. (Oh well.)  The store didn’t have too much for me to look at.   I did spend a bit of time trying on Doc Martens.  A pair of tall oxbloods almost came home with me!  Then I spotted a wall of bandanas and remembered how Amy Ann of Straight A Style had been rocking this trend lately.  

Exhibit A …

Exhibit Straight A!

So, of course I slipped a bandana into my hubby’s pile of work pants.

I styled my new black and white bandana with a striped tee shirt, utility vest, distressed Joe’s Jeans, and booties.  I added my fav new sunglasses too, Illesteva Leonard II in red and tortoise. 

Illesteva, Joe's Jeans,

So what do you think of the trend?

never too old to be cool


A glance at last week’s looks …

Jessica of Jeans and a Teacup is also rocking a bandana!
Alison of Get Your Pretty On shows how to look sophisticated in a romper! Who knew?
Cathy of Bay Area Fashionista looks street-style chic!  (Of course I can’t be totally unbiased .. I did take the pic!)
TGIF, Dolls!
Time for a whole new Friday full of fun and fashion!  

Oh and hey, are you following me on Instagram? We’ve been having a lot of fun over there!

Dawn Lucy

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  • Reply Shelbee On The Edge August 25, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    Gah, Dawn Lucy! I just got so excited that you styled a bandana! Because I also just posted a bandana outfit, too! Mine is camouflage and inspired by the camo collab by Sheela, Eve, and Jodie! I am loving this trend! And you look adorable.


    • Reply Shelbee On The Edge August 26, 2016 at 7:20 pm

      Thanks so much for linking up with me On the Edge of the Week! I hope to see you again next week. Have a marvelous weekend!


    • Reply dawnlucy August 26, 2016 at 10:12 pm

      Love your camo bandana look, Shelbee! 😀

  • Reply Andrea August 25, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    I love the bandana trend, and I love the look on you! Looks great with the vest and striped tee!

    Thanks for the linkup & have a fabulous weekend!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

    • Reply dawnlucy August 26, 2016 at 11:11 pm

      Thanks Andrea! 🙂

  • Reply Andrea Nine August 25, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    Over the moon for this!! I love a neck banana and you have styled it so perfectly, You need to go to Paris and have a croissant in this outfit, so Chic!!! Happy weekend angel!!

    • Reply dawnlucy August 26, 2016 at 11:11 pm

      Ooooh let's go, Dear! 😀

  • Reply Cheryl Tucker August 25, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    I love this new look of a scarf or bandanna around the neck. It is so chic!You look fab! Peace! Cheryl

    • Reply dawnlucy August 26, 2016 at 11:12 pm

      Thanks so much, Cheryl! 🙂

  • Reply Fashioncoach August 26, 2016 at 12:13 am

    Great outfit!! I have a similar vest and love it with stripes! XO Susan

    • Reply dawnlucy August 26, 2016 at 11:14 pm

      Thanks Susan! 🙂

  • Reply Trina August 26, 2016 at 12:24 am

    Love this look and love this trend. I just need to put it to some fun use.

    • Reply dawnlucy August 26, 2016 at 11:15 pm

      Thanks Trina! I bet it would look adorable on you! 🙂

  • Reply Catherine Summers August 25, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    Ooh I love me a bandana, Dawn Lucy!! Must try this combo, though mine is red… Yours looks so good with the stripes and khaki vest! Love it 🙂

    Thanks for hosting sweetie, you're a doll as always

    Catherine x

    • Reply dawnlucy August 26, 2016 at 10:10 pm

      Awww .. thanks so much for linking up, Catherine! Can't wait to see you style your red bandana. <3

  • Reply The Sequinist August 25, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    Lovely usage of The Bandana! I threw away handfuls of them years ago thinking they had a flashdance/redneck vibe, only to find myself ordering them again recently (eye roll). I love them, and I love what a bandana brings to an outfit.

    Dawn, you look amazing in yours, and if I'm allowed to say this, it actually looks quite sexy on you! xx

    • Reply dawnlucy August 26, 2016 at 10:12 pm

      Oh of course you're allowed to say it … this old gal doesn't hear it too much anymore! ;P And I've given away so many things that have come back in style. Like 2 years ago I gave away the cutest cold shoulder top thinking that trend was as a dead as a doornail. I was SO wrong! Sigh!!

  • Reply Jaymie Ashcraft August 25, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    Love this look!!

    • Reply dawnlucy August 26, 2016 at 11:12 pm

      Thanks Jaymie! 🙂

  • Reply Cathy OBrien August 25, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    Love love love your pictures! You totally rock the bandana trend. Love! Thx for including me too!


    • Reply dawnlucy August 26, 2016 at 11:13 pm

      Aww thanks Cathy! Muah!

  • Reply jodie filogomo August 25, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    I've been wearing mine too–funny because my fave one is pink, and when I was trying to link a similar colored one–there are none to be found!
    May I also say you are totally rockin' this outfit—you look like a 25 year old model–no lie!

    • Reply dawnlucy August 26, 2016 at 11:13 pm

      Oh my gosh, I could kiss you! ;D

  • Reply Jeans and a Teacup August 26, 2016 at 5:56 am

    Thanks for the feature! I'm loving how you styled the bandana too!
    Jeans and a Teacup

    • Reply dawnlucy August 26, 2016 at 11:16 pm

      Thanks Jessica! 🙂

  • Reply Rena August 25, 2016 at 11:22 pm

    A tall gal like you with a long neck can easily sport a bandana and look so stylish. Love the color combo (similar to my post from last week). Are you sure you don't want to go back and get the Doc Martins? ? Thanks for hosting and starting off the weekend.


    • Reply dawnlucy August 26, 2016 at 11:14 pm

      I really do, Rena! I felt like my 90's badass self! 😉

  • Reply peacockfairy August 26, 2016 at 1:07 am

    I am loving the walls you are finding lately! I love this look! Strips + utility vest… you can't go wrong. The bandana looks great on you!

    • Reply dawnlucy August 26, 2016 at 11:15 pm

      Hee .. thanks so much! I've been trying to get out of my backyard more often! 😉

  • Reply Marta August 26, 2016 at 1:41 am

    Your are definitely rocking the bandana trend!! Loving this edgy cool look on you!

    • Reply dawnlucy August 26, 2016 at 11:16 pm

      Thanks so much, Marta! 🙂

  • Reply Pam Greer August 26, 2016 at 11:00 am

    I have always loved wearing bandanas!

    • Reply dawnlucy August 26, 2016 at 11:18 pm

      Thanks Pam! 🙂

  • Reply Straight A Style August 26, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    You totally rocked this style!! Better than I did. I love your edgy street style take. Thank you so much for the feature. You truly are the best!! Have a wonderful weekend lady!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Reply dawnlucy August 26, 2016 at 11:26 pm

      Never better than you, Amy Ann! You're my fashion hero, Chick! OXOX

  • Reply Nancy's Fashion Style August 26, 2016 at 6:08 am

    That bandana looks very good on you! Fits perfectly with the stripes!

    • Reply dawnlucy August 26, 2016 at 11:17 pm

      Thanks Nancy! 🙂

  • Reply Kishina Heaggans August 26, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    What do I think of this trend? I think you rocked the heck out of it…lol. I must add bandana to my shopping list. I'm loving this trend. Thanks for sharing and hosting the linkup as well.

    • Reply dawnlucy August 26, 2016 at 11:28 pm

      Aww thanks so much, Kishina! Can't wait to see you rock yours! 🙂

  • Reply Tiina L August 26, 2016 at 6:32 am

    This is such a cool outfit! I love the stripes and utility combo. Have a great weekend!

    • Reply dawnlucy August 26, 2016 at 11:17 pm

      Thanks Tiina! 🙂

  • Reply Kristin Kohler August 26, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    I loooove the bandana trend! Especially with vintage silk scarves. Love the mix of your paisley one with the striped shirt!

    • Reply dawnlucy August 26, 2016 at 11:27 pm

      Thanks Kristin! 🙂

  • Reply Doused In Pink August 26, 2016 at 10:38 am

    I love the bandana trend! You look so chic! Perfect styling!

    Doused In Pink

    • Reply dawnlucy August 26, 2016 at 11:18 pm

      Thanks Jill! 🙂

  • Reply OceanBlue Style August 26, 2016 at 10:41 am

    Thanks so much for hosting and the inspiration as always Dawn Lucy! Way cool. I still the bandanas back from the 90s that I bought in SD. Isn't that convenient? :))) Have a great weekend. Sabina

    • Reply dawnlucy August 26, 2016 at 11:17 pm

      Awesome! Can't waIt to see you rockin' the trend! 🙂

  • Reply Kathrine Eldridge August 26, 2016 at 11:07 am

    Love this trend and how you rocked it! Thanks so much for the link up!

    • Reply dawnlucy August 26, 2016 at 11:19 pm

      Aww thanks Kathrine! 🙂

  • Reply Lanae Bond August 26, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    Your stripe top looks cute with your vest! Adding a bandana was a nice touch!

    • Reply dawnlucy August 26, 2016 at 11:16 pm

      Thanks Lanae! 🙂

  • Reply Fashion Fairy Dust August 26, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    Love the bandana Dawn! I'm sporting one in today's post too. I've actually been acquiring a little collection of them. 🙂 Love these shots…very high fashion! And the last one is kind of Beetles-esque…love!

    • Reply dawnlucy August 26, 2016 at 11:26 pm

      Ooooh cool … I'll be right over! OXOX

  • Reply Jessi August 26, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    Love the bandana trend! So fun!!


    • Reply dawnlucy August 26, 2016 at 11:25 pm

      Thanks Jessi! 🙂

  • Reply Monika Faulkner August 26, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    Oh Dawn… you are looking ALL kinds of fab in this fantastic outfit combo!! Loving the black and white striped tee – of course! – with the skinny jeans and that utility vest (I definitely need to get me one of those!!) And your new bandana is the sartorial icing on the cake!! Have a wonderful weekend, my dear!! XOXO

    • Reply dawnlucy August 26, 2016 at 11:28 pm

      Aww thanks so much, Monika! 🙂

  • Reply Amy Johnson August 26, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    You look awesome in this look. love your photography too!

    • Reply dawnlucy August 26, 2016 at 11:29 pm

      Aww thanks … I finally talked my hubby into taking a few pics for me!

  • Reply Jessica Jannenga August 26, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    Looks great with your outfit! Love those booties and the utility vest! I am ready for bootie season!
    Have a great weekend
    jess xx

    • Reply dawnlucy August 26, 2016 at 11:29 pm

      Bring on bootie season! 😀

  • Reply Veronica Cid August 26, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    Love this look, totally my style. I have actually worn a similar look, minus the bandana. I have a few bandana,but mostly use them in my hair. I am definitely going to try this look around my neck! Thanks for linking up to #UntamedStyle!

    • Reply dawnlucy August 26, 2016 at 11:30 pm

      This will look fab on you, Veronica! 😀

  • Reply Vera BEL August 27, 2016 at 8:58 am

    Such a lovely post dear! This outfit is just stunning)

  • Reply Anja August 27, 2016 at 9:15 am

    oh wow, what a cool look. Love it all, the pants, the shirt, the vest, the boots and that bandana, awesome! one of my favourites on you!!

  • Reply Anonymous August 27, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    Love the bandana! It was such great look you put together!

  • Reply Carolin Se August 27, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    This is such an amazing post, lovely inspiration! I'm all about the bandana trend as well 🙂

    What about following each other?

    Caro x

  • Reply Emma Peach August 28, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    I love this outfit! The utility vest over the striped top looks great and the bandana is the perfect accessory! Fab photos 🙂

    Emma xxx

  • Reply jeanne christine August 28, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    I quite enjoy looking at outfits rocking this trend! (Although I haven't tried it for myself yet.)
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  • Reply Petite Silver Vixen August 29, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    It's the little details that make an outfit and the bandana does just the job!

  • Reply Maryam Nia August 30, 2016 at 3:23 am

    I love this look! Very edgy and chic!

    xo, Maryam

  • Reply Diana B. August 30, 2016 at 8:15 am

    I totally love everything in here 😀
    have a nice day!

  • Reply Jessica Jannenga August 30, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    I commented earlier, but will say, I love the pics! What a fun shoot, and love the cargo vest
    Thanks for linking up with Turning heads tuesday
    jess xx

  • Reply Kelsey Bang August 30, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    I am a big fan of the bandana trend! fun post!

  • Reply Mónica - Mes Voyages à Paris August 31, 2016 at 9:05 am

    Lovely style 😉
    Mónica Sors

  • Reply Two_OntheRoad August 31, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    Love the outfi! It seems really comfy and looks so nice on you!

  • Reply stephanie August 31, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    Love your outfits! 🙂 such a great chic look!

  • Reply Eunice Lee September 12, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    Love this look! So lovely!

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