10 Genius Ways to Knot a Basic Shirt



Tying a knot in your shirt (and wrapping it around your waist) is one of the oldest styling tricks in the book. But its cult-classic status doesn't mean it is actually the easiest thing to pull off (if you've ever knotted your shirt only to have the entire thing unravel after taking three steps, you know what we mean here). That said—the following 10 fashion girls have figured out just how to knot a shirt, and provided some ace spring fashion inspiration in the process.

The biggest tip? Go for a shirt that's bigger than your normal size. The extra room will give you extra fabric to play with and allow you to customize just how body-hugging the fit ends up being. Choosing a style with a little bit of texture—think linen blends and thicker cottons over silks and modals—can make things a bit easier as well, as these fabrics will give your knot a bit of grip. Also, don't be afraid to bring in some reinforcements: A well-placed rubber band will keep your knot in place all day long.

So now that you're armed with the basics, read on to discover some seriously genius ways to knot a shirt.

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