Tie-front tops are a sexy and breezy style perfect for the summer. Whether it’s a tie front blouse, long tee or a crisp button-down, these tops come in all different fabrics, patterns, and colors that can be dressed up or down to suit your feminine style. Wondering how to style them? Keep on reading to scoop our stylish pairs with them.
- Denim Jeans
For a night on the town, pair a chambray tie-front top with a white pair of jeans and strappy sandals. Looking for an ideal outfit for a lazy Sunday picnic in the park? Go for Zanita Whittington’s style wearing a tie-front blouse with a pair of black skinny jeans that look chic yet country-inspired. Or, copy Kristina Bazan’s chic 70s look by teaming your tie front blouse with a pair of bell bottom jeans or flared jeans that scream hippie.
If the bare midriff look isn’t for you, wear it with a layered tank underneath. For a trendy style, opt for novel style of wearing your button-down shirt as this style of shirt is more versatile than you might think. Like Doina Ciobanu, wear them like a one-shoulder top by buttoning some buttons and creating knots on the front of your shirt, which adds some flair to your casual street style.
- Leather Trousers or Leggings
You can make your own cropped shirt out of a button-down shirt. Like fashion blogger Micah Gianneli, you may choose one in a lightweight fabric and button only the middle buttons on the shirt, leaving the neckline open and the tails of the shirt unbuttoned. The, take the two bottom ends of the shirt and tie them in a knot above the waist. This way, your top will create a perfect silhouette with your leather leggings or trousers.
- Wide-Leg Pants or Straight Leg Pants
Give new life to your favorite old tank top or tee by turning it into a cute crop top. With the shirt on, tie the loose ends so that the knot sits above your navel. Like fashion blogger Danielle Bernstein, create an interesting silhouette by knotting your tee, creating an architectural look on your midriff that can be complemented by a pair of wide leg pants. However, if you’re not that tall, opt for a pair of straight-leg pants instead of culottes to avoid swamping your petite frame.
- Tie-Front Top with Dress
Your typical button-down blouse can be made into a chic bolero perfect with a dress. Like fashion blogger Mary Orton, go for a flowy dress that can be complemented by a tie front top that looks breezier and more comfortable than a structured blazer or knitted cardigan perfect for the office.
- Pencil Skirt
This kind of blouse is commonly worn in the summer as it reveals a bare midriff. However, if you’re not a fan of showing some skin, then pair your tie front tops with a high-waist pencil skirt that elongates your frame while giving enough cover to your midriff. Or, look sexy yet classy like Nicole Warne by going for a tie-front bandeau top that fits snugly, high above the waist with a flattering neckline for you. This way, you’ll look feminine while keeping your style cool and effortless to beat the heat.
- A-Line Skirt
If you’re a pear-shaped woman who doesn’t want to accentuate your hips in a pencil skirt, try an A-line skirt that balances out your proportions. Like fashion blogger Blair Eadie, you may think of a denim skirt that will create a trendy look with your tie front chambray shirt, or wear the vintage style by going for a plaid top paired with a leather skirt like Jane Aldridge did.
- Full or Flowy Skirt
Looking for a bohemian statement without wearing fringes and suede? Then simply go for a flowy skirt in maxi length that will be a perfect match with your tie front tops. On the other hand, if you’re heading to a casual party after your office hours, then simply create a cosmopolitan look by knotting your button-down shirt on the front side while letting your full skirt give the feminine flair to your looks.
Indeed, tie front style is a must for summer. So, opt for these styles on your tops or simply give some tweaks to your existing pieces that will show off your creative and artistic vibe on the streets.