While the CDC has made it clear that protective facial coverings are a must during the COVID-19 crisis, getting your hands on a stylish one—or even one at all—isn't easy right now. With medical supplies running dangerously low in hospitals and fashion retailers selling theirs like hotcakes, one of the best ways to shield yourself from the virus is to get creative. Luckily, bandanas just so happen to be trending big right now, so as long as you have two hair ties and a few seconds on your hands, you can easily create a no-sew facial covering that follows CDC guidelines. That's why we've rounded up an edit of the Top 10 bandanas on the internet, all of which you can transform into stylish face masks, headbands, neck scarves, bag bows, and heck—even tube tops. From trendy tie-dye options to classic, western-inspired designs, keep scrolling to shop the hottest bandanas on the web for wearing as face masks now and stylish accessories later. Opening image: freepeople.com
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June 2, 2020
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Mighty Fine Americana Solid Bandana
BEST FOR: If the weather is hot and humid where you are, this bandana is a perfect choice. The 100% cotton fabric means it's not only soft and durable, but lightweight and breathable too.
HELPFUL TIP: With Americana-themed icons like stars, peace signs, and paisley, this affordable bandana will make for a stylish facial covering now and a festive 4th of July accessory later.
Anthropologie Buttercup Bandana
LOVED FOR: The gorgeous print options make this bandana look like it came straight from the shelves of a cool vintage store. Honestly though—do you expect anything less from Anthropologie?
STYLE WITH: When you're not wearing it as a mask, tie this around the handle of your everyday tote to give it a little old-school charm.
Urban Outfitters Tie-Dye Bandana
WHY YOU NEED IT: We truly can't think of anything more au courant than a tie-dye bandana. At this price, you may as well grab more than one.
USERS SAID: "This bandana is super soft and lightweight! I'm currently using it as a face mask and it's perfect. Pretty color, too."
M.H.I. Tie Dye Bandana
BEST FOR: If you're looking for a steal, this is it. Including 12 trendy tie-dye bandanas, they come out to about $1.50 per piece. Keep a few for yourself and give the rest to your social distancing squad.
HELPFUL TIP: These may feel a little stiff when you receive them, but reviewers say they soften up big time after the first wash.
Universal Thread Blue Striped Bandana
LOVED FOR: Thanks to the neutral print and color, this bandana will effortlessly pair with any outfit. Think of it as the face mask version of your go-to button-down shirt.
USERS SAID: "This was slightly stiff at first, but a quick wash and dry gave it nice texture and drape. Lightweight, fun pattern, and will be great for summer!"
Madewell Edge-Detail Bandana
WHY YOU NEED IT: Nothing can make your outfit pop like Madewell's bandanas. From the stunning prints and colors to the pretty trim along the edges, they're just plain gorgeous. You'll want to wear them long after face masks are no longer required, whether it's in your hair, around your neck, or on your bag.
FUN FACT: This bandana is made from certified organic cotton that's grown without chemical fertilizers and pesticides from untreated, non-genetically modified seeds.
Free People Voyager Block Print Bandana
LOVED FOR: In true Free People fashion, this bandana is one of the most unique options on the list. Available in both melon and black, you'll definitely have the most fashionable mask in the crowd.
USERS SAID: "I bought this in the hopes to wear it as a top, and it exceeded my expectations. It has more than enough fabric to do so, holds me in with coverage, and is a soft, breathable material. I can't wait to wear to the beach or going out when things open up again. There are a million ways to style this thing!"
Urban Outfitters Bandana
BEST FOR: If you're all about keeping things classic, this bandana is for you. The timeless western pattern goes with anything and everything, so you'll be able to wear it for years to come.
HELPFUL TIP: Bad hair day? No problem. This style looks particularly great tied around a ponytail.
12thKnit Paisley Square Scarves
WHY YOU NEED IT: Made with a gorgeous silk blend, this scarf is one of the most high-quality finds on the list. You'll also save 15% if you buy three, which is the obvious way to go since there are so many pretty colors to choose from.
HELPFUL TIP: Due to the silk blend, we recommend washing these by hand rather than tossing them in the machine.
LOVED FOR: Unlike most bandanas, Madewell's comes with super soft, drapey fabric that's breathable and perfect for surviving summer days.
USERS SAID: "These are not your typical heavy and stiff cotton bandana's. Noooo. These are soft and come in beautiful colors and great patterns. I bought one (the cabernet color) and then went back and bought them all. And then went back and bought them all for my mother. I can be found wearing one of these almost every day since I've bought them!"
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