One of my favorite parts of going thrifting is that there are no mannequins telling you how to wear anything. You can go through the aisles, add a bunch of things to your cart, and wear them however you’d like when you get to the fitting room. For some people, this is also the most daunting thing about the thrift shop. There are no rules and there are no workers to grab the next size up when the item that you have doesn’t fit. That means that you have to get creative. Lucky for you, there is one thrift styling tip that is guaranteed to transform just about any outfit. Oh, and it’s as easy as cross, under, pull.
Want to make an outfit fit you better, look different, and be more purposeful? Tie it.
I have been using my little front knot tip for a while now. Actually, it’s been almost a year. It was so simple to me that I didn’t even think to share it on my blog. Then I realized that this thrift styling tip was so simple that I needed to share it on the blog. Anyone can tie a knot in a shirt, sweater, or skirt. Heck, my little brother could do it and he knows the bare minimum about fashion.
The thrift styling tip is as simple as it sounds. Step one: put on dress. Step two: put on sweater. Step three: tie in front. Your outfit is now complete!
I have styled my outfit like this so many times, and someone compliments me every single time. One little knot and it looks like you spent all day curating the perfect outfit. When in reality you just have an oversized top that you threw on and styled in three minutes. That is why this thrift styling tip is so genius. I want everyone to embrace it. Now, I am no Tan France, but this could be the next French Tuck.
The same thrift styling tip can be used for graphic tees and high waisted pants, skirts and tops, and sweaters and dresses, which is my personal favorite. You can tie the top any way you’d like — side, back, or front. I prefer to stick with a front tie that’s right in the middle. That’s what makes me feel most comfortable. I’ve also tied the bottom of dresses that I wanted to be shorter.
Other than just, you know, looking super cute, there’s another major reason why I love the little knot…
The thrift styling tip makes my wardrobe even more purposeful.
Instead of just having a sweater in my closet, I have a sweater, a dress topper, and even a second way to wear the top. That is a minimalists dream. Even if you’re not looking to go minimal, the knot is a great way to expand your wardrobe without paying a ton of money to do it. Just go to the thrift shop, find a sweater, and start styling!
A sweater is only a sweater if you want it to be. A shirt is only capable of being a shirt, if you don’t ask it to be something else. It sounds like some sort of weird riddle, but it’s true.
I could go on and on about why I love this thrift styling tip so much. But I’ll keep it short and sweet — just like the tip itself. Because you don’t need a whole lot to make an outfit great.