Handkerchiefs are making a comeback! Here’s how to wear them this spring

When it comes to fashion, everything cool comes back again.

That’s especially true this spring as some of our favorite trends from the past are being revived — including the handkerchief. That silky thing your grandma kept in her shirt sleeve is back as a fashion accessory.

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TODAY Style Squad member and founder of TheLVGuide.com, Lilliana Vazquez, is sharing her tips and tricks for rocking the style.

On bags

A handkerchief is one of the easiest ways to update your handbag for spring. Pick one in a bright color or beautiful floral pattern and tie it on to your purse’s strap for a whole new look.

Classic Paisley Bandana, $4, Forever 21

Forever 21

Getaway Canvas Weekender Bag, $99, BaubleBar


Ditsy Floral Print Square Neckerchief, $14, Express

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Faux Leather Bucket Bag, $28, Forever 21

Bucket bag
Forever 21

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Silk scarves are having a major moment this spring, so it should come as no surprise that rocking handkerchiefs on your neck is one of the hottest ways to sport this trend. They’re a cool update to your classic choker.

Donni Charm x BaubleBar Monogram Gingham Neck Scarf, $38, BaubleBar


Star Print Neckerchief, $20, Express


Multi-striped Scarf, $13, Zara


Skinny Italian Silk Scarf, $40, J.Crew

Silk scarf

Square Pinstripe Silk Scarf, $58, Banana Republic

Banana Republic

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Pocket squares

Dapper pocket squares are a must-have accessory for men this spring. They’ll instantly jazz up any sport coat or dress shirt.

Bow Tie and Handkerchief, $15, H&M

Pocket square

Silk Solid Pocket Square, $29, Saks Fifth Avenue

Silk pocket square
Saks Fifth Avenue

The Tie Bar Dot Silk and Linen Pocket Square, $10, Nordstrom

Pocket square


Skip your traditional bracelet and add some arm candy by wrapping a handkerchief around your wrist. Pick one that represents your personal style. The options are endless!

Calla Lily Silk Little Scarf, $30, Ann Taylor

Silk scarf
Ann Taylor

AEO Bandana, $8, American Eagle Outfitters

American Eagle Outfitters

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