How To Tuck Your Shirt Like A Street Style Pro

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.

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  • Read on for our easy-to-follow formulas and become a bona fide expert in no time.

     

  • Front Tuck
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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.

  • Step One
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    Step One

    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.

  • Step Two
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    Step Two

    Halfway between your hip bone and navel, pinch a small section of the sweatshirt and push into the waistband.

  • Step Three
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    Step Three

    Pull the sides down so they fall out over the waistband.

  • Final
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    Final

    Styling Tip: Elevate this laidback outfit with a pair of strappy sandals.  

  • Full Tuck
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    The Full Tuck

    Tucking in your shirt all the way around instantly pulls together your ensemble for a professional result.

  • Step One
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    Step One

    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.

  • Step Two
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    Step Two

    Tightly tuck in the shirt completely.

  • Step Three
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    Step Three

    Raise your arms overhead to un-tuck just the right amount of fabric.

  • Final
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    Final

    Styling Tip: This versatile look works for all types of shirts.

  • Half Tuck
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    The Half Tuck

    Create a cool, deliberately undone look with the half-tuck.

  • Step One
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    Step One

    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.

  • Step Two
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    Step Two

    Tuck in the button side of the shirt.

  • Step Three
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    Step Three

    Bunch up a bit of fabric on the tucked-in side for a carefree look.  

  • Final
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    Final

    Styling Tip: Pair your half-tucked top with slim bottoms to prevent a disheveled appearance.

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