Styling Tips: Put a Knot in It
It’s a look that captures that wonderfully wistful summertime vibe we long for all year long. Sweet yet girly yet still undeniably cool, tie your shirt into a cheeky knot at the navel and discover a whole myriad of new outfit options. Not sure where to start? How about these trendy ensembles!
Two Toned Suave
On her fashion blog With Love from Kat, style maven Kat Tanita shows off the season’s latest styles and trends. In this holiday post, she wears a pair of simple black pants and a crisp white shirt. With just a singular style tweak like a shirt tied at the waist though, she turns the basics into a trendy street style winner.
For Song of Style’s Aimee Song, every day is a new opportunity to make a style statement. In this vacation snap from Ibiza, Spain, the trendy fashionista pulls off the co-ordinate trend beautifully. Her outfit is made up of a matching floral-print set: a pair of soft floaty palazzo trousers plus a brassiere top with sexy front-tie detailing. Step into this type of holiday ensemble and get transported to the tropics instantly!
Floaty Fabrics First
For those carefree days when only the softest fabrics will do, Kelly Framel has an easy breezy summery look for you. Fashionista extraordinaire Framel of The Glamourai blog pairs a striped palazzo pants with a longer-length soft white button-down shirt that ties neatly at the waist. With long ties flowing from the top’s midriff, she creates a glamorous daytime ensemble tailor-made for effortless holiday dressing.
Knot Your Average Street Style
It’s not just your trusty button-downs that get to share in the knotted fun. Break out your basic T-shirts and tie them ever-so casually above the midriff. For a twist on the regular styling, try this technique on for size. In this street style shot snapped by the Sartorialist photographer Mr. Newton at New York Fashion Week, we see a combination of a sleek high-waisted black pencil skirt paired with a basic black tee. The slight sliver of skin poking through right above the navel is unexpected and edgy – just the kind of modern style statement for a stylish summer ensemble.
Aah, the classic pairing of brilliant white worn with foolproof blue denim. Stuck on what to wear in the morning? You will never go wrong with this traditional set of co-ordinates. Style blogger Dede Raad of the fashion blog Dress Up Buttercup pairs ankle-length flared denim jeans with a short-sleeved white button-down shirt. She glams up the ensemble with matching nude ankle-strap heels and handbag.
Here we have a look made up of two summer staples: easy denim cut-off shorts plus a striped button-down shirt. Switch up the effect by tying the edge of your shirt at the waist for a sweet country feel, like Texas style maven Olivia of the blog Livvyland. Her advice on other ways to wear this shirt? “Rock it with shorts or pair with jeans and some cute wedges for a fun date night look!” Couldn’t be any easier!