However, being savvy doesn’t mean you have to be boring.
Here are five ways to make even the most basic of shirts a complete and utter statement piece!
1.) Tuck It In
Tucking your shirt in is one of the oldest tricks in the book, and this is for great reason! Whether a plain white T or your busiest of prints, a tucked-in shirt is sure to radiate personality and present your shirt in a completely different light. This is also a great way to gain control over your silhouette depending on your bottoms of choice and desired looseness.
2.) Cuff The Sleeves
Sleeves may seem partially irrelevant in the grand scheme of a flashy fit, but do not be easily fooled, my friend. Though mini they are mighty and really pack a punch when cuffed on the right outfit. Cuffed sleeves can bring dimension to otherwise mundane material
3.) A Subtle Tuck
When pairing a T-shirt with tighter bottoms like skinny jeans or leggings, I often find that tucking in only a front corner makes for a more flattering profile overall. It’s a great way to dress up your t-shirt without sacrificing length. I personally find this method is great when aiming to show off statement bottoms and/or belts.
4.) No Knot
Joking. Alas, there's no such thing as magic but this trick comes pretty darn close. This method includes tying your shirt into the traditional knot (in the front or back). However, I like to turn the knot inwards to create a seamless and minimalist finish. One of my biggest pet peeves is a bulging, attention-seeking self-tied knot, and inverting this eye-sore is a foolproof way to keep the attention where it matters: your marvelous ensemble!
5.) Cropped Front Knot
With summer right around the corner, this method is sure to become your new friend. For this technique, you’ll want to fold the shirt slightly higher and gather more fabric from the front and sides to tie into a tightly spiraled knot. The goal is to expose more of your physique and to, again, avoid the awkwardness that comes with a huge bulge disturbing your midsection.
Though it may sound cheesy, it reallyis all about the little things. Style isn’t about having one million shirts, it’s having the ability to make one shirt tell one million stories! There's always more than what meets the eye, you might just need to give your own creative touch.