Tucking your shirt may seem like a rather straightforward trend on the surface, but much like its instant-chic counterparts—think: cuffed jeans, looped belts, and the coat-as-cape look—there is a method to its effortlessness. We’re cracking the code on three different types of tucks: front, full, and half.
How To Tuck Your Shirt Like A Street Style Pro
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Read on for our easy-to-follow formulas and become a bona fide expert in no time.
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The Front Tuck
Business in the front, party in the back: this tuck is the perfect option for defining your waist without making it the focal point.
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Start with a casual, off-the-shoulder sweatshirt to achieve this relaxed look.
We used: Bobo House L’Amour La Musique et un Whiskey Jersey Sweatshirt ($138) in Black; Piper Gore Perforated Leather Jackie Pants ($910, 949.923.9495) in Smoulder.
Similar style: Lovers + Friends for Revolve Track Pants ($119) in Black.
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Halfway between your hip bone and navel, pinch a small section of the sweatshirt and push into the waistband.
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Pull the sides down so they fall out over the waistband.
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Styling Tip: Elevate this laidback outfit with a pair of strappy sandals.
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The Full Tuck
Tucking in your shirt all the way around instantly pulls together your ensemble for a professional result.
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Opt for a classic Oxford shirt for this office-appropriate look.
We used: American Apparel Unisex Stone Wash Oxford Long Sleeve Button-Down With Pocket ($72) in Pink; Banana Republic Leather Fit and Flare Mini Skirt ($198, 1.888.277.8953) in Black.
Similar style: Banana Republic Fluted Skirt ($90) in Black.
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Tightly tuck in the shirt completely.
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Raise your arms overhead to un-tuck just the right amount of fabric.
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Styling Tip: This versatile look works for all types of shirts.
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The Half Tuck
Create a cool, deliberately undone look with the half-tuck.
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A button-up blouse works best for this type of tuck. Starting at the bottom, unbutton your shirt up to the point where it hits the waistband.
We used: H&M Crackled Button Up Blouse ($50, 323.466.7633); MOTHER The Muse Games Girls Play Jeans ($136, 818.981.7567) in Gray Moonstone.
Similar styles: H&M Long-Sleeved Shirt ($30) in Blue/Patterned; MOTHER The Looker Ankle Zip Jeans ($185) in Battleground Gray.
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Tuck in the button side of the shirt.
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Bunch up a bit of fabric on the tucked-in side for a carefree look.
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Styling Tip: Pair your half-tucked top with slim bottoms to prevent a disheveled appearance.