This warm weather and your every day college student seem to agree on one thing: diversity! And if that rubs off as me complaining, I’m definitely not! I’m enjoying this new crop up of ties, crops, cut-offs and sheers. Summer has definitely brought out the best of the Fashionistas and Fashionistos at DePaul! I’m here to give some style advice that I’ve seen on everyone from students to stylists to our favorite celebrities like Keira Knightley– the tied top! Now normally I’m one of those girls who tends to be a little wary about showing my tummy, but this is a trend over which I've died and gone to heaven! Why? Because even those of us who haven’t spent all “spring” getting our tummies toned and tanning-ready can work with this trend!
First you have to ask yourself three questions. First, high-waisted or hip? Second, tank or short sleeve? And third, simple or chic?
Want to try high-waisted? Follow what this Fashionista did and go with a pair of high-waisted shorts or jeans and a simple tied button-up.
If you want to rock it hip level, I suggest we skip right to question number two! Tank or short sleeved? If you want to rock it tank style, I fully suggest not going the high-waisted route and sticking with good old denim jeans!
Now for our last choice of the day…simple or chic? Well we’ve already gone over the simpler options so let's go with chic here ladies! If you want to put a more high fashion spin on this festival-friendly trend, try going for pastels and neutral shades in a sheer fabric! It's a great way to wear something with a bit more of a loose fit and longer sleeve but not find yourself overheating!
And a bit of parting advice for wearing the tied trend…when in doubt, don’t forget the fabulous vintage ways to style this look as well!