Tuesday, May 19, 2015

OOTD: The "Half-Tuck"

Recently, I've noticed a new trend on how to wear collared button down shirts. Since button downs are a huge staple in my wardrobe I couldn't help but get on board. I first noticed the trend on Man Repeller's Instagram account. Since Man Repeller is a major fashion source I figured they knew what they were talking about. To my surprise I actually love the look it creates. It mixes it up from my typical tucked in and belted look. I like to call this trend the "half-tuck". 

To create this look unbutton the two lower buttons in your shirt. Then you simply tuck in your entire shirt except on of the sections in the front. This way you have a cool relaxed almost boyfriend style look. 

For this look I wore my favorite button down shirt. What I love about this shirt is that it is perfect for any season. It's thin enough to wear in the spring and summer but you can layer it with pieces in the fall and winter. I have showcased this shirt on my blog before, but I always find a way to re-work it. 

In today's look I wore it with lavender chino shorts. If you followed my blog last summer you know that chino shorts are a major summer staple of mine. I like how they are more polished and put together then regular denim shorts. Also, I have them in a wide range of colors which makes them fun to pair with neutral tops. 

To accessorize this look I added a lot of bow accessories. I wore my KJP bow bracelet along with my Kate Spade bow earrings and matching ring. Bows are such a fun and girly touch that I think goes perfectly with my style. I also wore three Alex and Ani bangles (what else is new) and my Michael Kors chunky gold watch. Then, the main statement piece of this look is my J Crew multi-colored statement necklace. Although this necklace has a lot going on I always find a new way to wear it. It features clear, blue, neon orange, and lavender stones. I would never have put those colors together but it surprisingly works out great! To finish the look I wore my gold Jack Rogers sandals. 

This purple Kate Spade bag is my go-to purse in the spring and summer. I purchased it last year and I am actually in love with it. If you were to combine all of my favorite things you get this purse. It's purple, scalloped, the perfect size, and has an adorable black and white bow lining on the inside of the bag. I think by far this is one of my favorite Kate Spade bags I own. 

Where it's from: 
Shirt: J Crew 
Shorts: J Crew 
Necklace: J Crew 
Shoes: Jack Rogers 
Bag: Kate Spade 
Earrings: Kate Spade 
Bracelets: Alex and Ani & KJP 
Watch: Michael Kors 
Rings: Kate Spade and Tiffany & Co. 

Have you tired the "half-tuck" trend? Let me know in the comments! 

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