The tied tee is the new tucked tee, you heard it here first people!
But seriously, defining your waist can be done in so many different ways – it’s not just all about the belt.
Tucking is great to create a blousing effect, but a strategically tied tee can definitely add a point of difference to a look.
This is a look I’ll be championing for Summer – mostly because still breastfeeding so separates are my jam right now.
But when I post about it, I get SO many people asking how to tie their tees, so here are some of my top stylist tips on nailing the tee-tie…
Tip #1: Choose your fabric wisely.
Tees with stretch are your friend.
You want some give, and you also don’t want to pull it out of shape too much, so look for a tee with a high elastane content.
Then, if you can find a tee with extra length in it, you’re also winning. The more fabric the better.
Tip #2: Tie HIGH on your waist
You want the tee to pull around the smallest circumference right? So don’t try and tie it too low (like hip level.)
Find your natural waist (yep, it’s higher than you think) and start there.
Pull the fabric UP, and then OUT, and then IN – and tie. Does that make sense?
Tip #3: Wear high waisted.
This flows on from tip #2. If you’re tying the tee around your natural waist, then it goes without saying, you need to wear something that sits on your waist too.
Midi skirts, or culottes (or any wide leg pants) are ideal. Or you can even try tying your tee over a dress!
Tip #4: Cheat!
Yup! If you can’t get the length or the stretch to tie a good knot, then fake it.
Use a hair-tie in a similar colour to the tee to secure the knot… like I did with this tee below…. (and if I hadn’t told you, you would have never know right?)
So getting this look is “knot” (haha get it…. not… knot….) anyway, it’s not as hard as you think!
I’d love to see you give it a go!
Until Next Time, In Love & Style Always,