If you were foolish enough to wander outside today, then you know that OMFG it’s cold out there! Like, cold doesn’t even begin to put it into words. Thankfully, the latest trend to surface on the streets is something that will actually keep you warm.
The Flandana made news a while back when it popped up on Rihanna’s Instagram feed. The name is a clever mash-up of fleece and bandana and was invented by Beau and Haley Wollens, siblings who decided to line a standard bandana with cozy sherpa-fleece for those extra chilly days. Originally meant to keep graffiti artists cozy in the colder months—Haley’s boyfriend is a graffiti artist—this bandit-style face protector has somehow picked up a pretty impressive fashion following. Toronto rapper Drake was recently spotted wearing one and Vogue’s called out the flandana as the choice winter accessory for staffers.
Though the bandana has had mixed responses in the fashion world over the years, the practicality of the fleece-lined version seems to be out-weighing any sort of negative vibes. To be honest, we’ll wear pretty much anything that promises to keep our face warm on a day like today!
Where to buy it: $40-$45 at Flandana.