The Easy Trick to Making Any Outfit Look Good Has Been in Front of You All Along
There are tons of little tips and tricks you can use to make your outfit look good. But the easiest move by far is the half-tuck. You know, folding your top halfway into a skirt or jeans and letting the rest, sort of, hang out. If you look at street style photos from any season, you'll realize this is every fashion girl's go-to styling move. The half-tuck has been around forever because it's an easy way to give your outfit a more dynamic feel. Plus, you can do it with virtually any kind of shirt. (Our favorite is with a button-down.)
If you forgot how this simple hack works or need a quick refresher, we picked out several outfits ahead to serve as inspiration. We even included shoppable pieces to help you craft the look, just in case you don't have any. The half-tuck is an easy move to pull off, so don't worry about messing it up — you won't!
Fully tuck a button-down into your pantsuit at work for a polished look. As soon as that clock strikes 5pm, however, do the half-tuck for a more casual feel.
The half-tuck is useful when you want to show off the designs on your skirt or pants, which would otherwise be covered by your top.
You can pull off the half-tuck with any type of bottom – even shorts. This street-style star added more dimension to her look by folding in part of her top.
Take your half-tucked look one step further by layering on another piece, like a sweater.
An easy way to give the half-tuck a try is with jeans.
You don't need an oversize shirt to pull off the half-tuck. It works with shorter hemline tops too.
The half-tuck is great when you're wearing a monochrome outfit that needs that extra something-something.
Do the half-tuck when you want to show off a cool belt.
The classic way to pull off the half-tuck style is with a white button-down.
Equipment Silk Shirt
You'll have no problem trying to tuck in Equipment's silky shirt ($214).
Forever 21 Skirt
Don't cover up the floral pattern on this Forever 21 skirt ($48), let it peek through.
City Chic Skinny Jeans
City Chic's black plus-size skinny jeans ($89) go well with everything.
Dolce & Gabbana Sweater
Dolce & Gabbana's oversize sweater ($1,375) is perfect for tucking into skirts.
Paige Skinny Jeans
You can build any outfit from the bottom up with a pair of Paige jeans ($179).
A bright red skirt like this Topshop number ($260) will definitely make you stand out.