When we see people having their shirts or jackets tied around their waists, they just seem to feel hot and just take off their shirts and tie them around their waists so they don’t have to wear them. It’s partly true. Yes, sometimes we do this when we feel hot. But in many cases they tie their shirts around their waists to look stylish. Don’t underestimate how a shirt tied around your waist can affect your outfit. It’s actually a fun styling trick. In this article, I’m going to share with you some of the best looking outfit ideas for shirts that are tied around the waist.
White t-shirt, denim shorts and boyfriend shirt tied around the waist
To start the list, I’m going to share with you one of the most iconic casual street outfits. You only need four pieces, which I’m pretty sure most of you already have in your closets. All you need is your white t-shirt, denim shorts and sneakers. For the sneakers, white sneakers or Converse are perfect choices. Then tie a plaid boyfriend shirt around your waist to complete the minimalist casual look. The boyfriend shirt not only gives your outfit a lot of style, it also narrows your waist.
Jeans and denim jacket
The previous outfit idea also works if you replace the denim shorts with jeans. The picture above shows that not only does a plaid boyfriend shirt work, but you can also tie a chambray boyfriend shirt or denim jacket for this outfit. It adds a lot of style to a relatively ordinary white t-shirt and jeans combination.
Leggings with a colored shirt
This outfit is a great demonstration of how to use layers. By tying a brightly colored plaid boyfriend shirt around the waist and putting on black leggings, the shirt magically transforms into a beautiful asymmetrical skirt. It’s an excellent idea for a casual outfit for fall.
Black tank top, denim shorts and chambray shirt
After talking about how to style a white t-shirt, a black tank top works wonderfully too. The black tank top might not make you look as refreshing as a white t-shirt, but it usually looks even slimmer. Simply combine it with denim shorts and tie a chambray shirt around your waist.
Black t-shirt dress with green jacket
Here is an outfit idea that will make you look feminine and beautiful. It’s a clever use of color: all black outfit with green in the middle. All you need is a plain black t-shirt dress and tie a green jacket to your waist for this chic look.
Sweater dress with cardigan
Since the previous female outfit idea is mainly for summer, this is an even more elegant outfit idea for autumn or winter. All you need to do is tie a gray cardigan around a light gray sweater dress. The dark gray and light gray layering does the magic for this outfit.
Horizontally striped dress with chambray shirt
This outfit idea is a great example of how to spice up a horizontally striped dress. The use of color is very important for this outfit. You can wear a horizontally striped black or navy dress and tie a light blue chambray shirt.
Leather jacket, jeans and blue boyfriend shirt
When it comes to the excellent use of color, this outfit idea has to be mentioned. This outfit consists of a shirt, black leather jacket, jeans and blue plaid boyfriend shirts. The blue and black outfit creates a breathtaking casual look.
Black leather dress and jacket
For a cool, dark look, you can try an all black leather look. You can wear a black leather dress and tie a black leather jacket around your waist. Even though it’s an all black outfit, it’s still very noticeable due to the leather-on-leather layering. With enough confidence, you can do it too.
Crop top, high waisted skirt and boyfriend shirt
The trend of ties around the waist also applies to skirts. For a summer or fall street look, just pair a white crop top with a mini skirt and tie a plaid boyfriend shirt around your waist.
White comfortable sweater with black striped long-sleeved T-shirt
This outfit idea is very different from the others mentioned. It consists of a white comfortable sweater, a black skirt and a black striped long-sleeved T-shirt tied around the waist. This combination of textures and colors is quite unique and the result is surprisingly good.
Black overall with a striped t-shirt
Another unique use of layering is to pair a black jumpsuit with a black or dark blue striped long sleeve tee around the waist. This is a nice trick to make the waist look slimmer.
Cargo shorts with a striped t-shirt
In my opinion, the boyfriend shirt is the obvious number one for the waistline fashion trend, but the black or dark blue striped long sleeve tee is barely a second. Another example of the use of the striped T-shirt is to combine it with a white long-sleeved T-shirt and cargo shorts.
White skort with boyfriend shirt
Here is a unique skort outfit idea. You can combine a heather gray sweater, white skort with a chambray boyfriend shirt around the waist.
White t-shirt, leggings and denim jacket
For a casual and stylish fall outfit, you can wear a white t-shirt and black leggings with a denim jacket around your waist.
Tying your shirt or jacket around your waist is a magical trick that can instantly upgrade your casual outfit. You can tell from the ideas above that there are many ways that you can play around with. My favorite idea on the list is the combination of a white t-shirt, denim shorts and boyfriend shirts. By the way, for fans of boyfriend shirts, you should also read our blog post about the best outfit ideas for boyfriend shirts.
If you find this blog post useful and interesting, check out our other blog posts for other great outfit ideas.