Do you give a little tuck or let it all hang out? Recently when talking to my mom, I realized my most common replies when asked styling questions are:
“Throw on a jean jacket/utility vest”
Whether it’s partial or full, I am clearly into the business of tucking. Today I am giving my pictorial tutorial [say that three times fast] of a simple partial tuck and sharing a preppy look I am loving for fall.
The Tucking Tutorial
One: Recognize the Need
When styling with over-sized apparel, the easiest way to streamline a look is to tuck in the front, partially or wholly; letting the back hang out is your call. This sweatshirt from Old Navy is so incredibly soft and I wasn’t about to let a little length stop the prep in my step.
Two: Get it Handled
Tuck in excess fabric approximately two fingers width to the right of your mid-line.
Three: Adjust as Needed
Adjust surrounding fabric as needed, folding under any wayward pieces near the site of tucking. Smooth and you’re set.
PSA on Adjusting
One tip I cannot stress enough when it comes to styling is the adjust step. Almost all pieces that fold, tuck, layer, roll require this additional step that many women forego and assume they cannot pull off the look. If you could only see me wiggling about when I am layering sweaters and button downs. It’s a very un-glam, pull–tug situation.
Lowdown on the Look
Let’s chat about this look real quick. Obviously yes, yes, yes to layering season, checked button downs and Old Navy. Ooh girl, they are bringing the fall fashion and I am 100% here for it.
Ironically, I am not a brunch babe at all, but something about this yellow sweatshirt screamed my name and I knew it was the perfect piece to throw over the checked shirt I recently purchased from Old Navy. Size down in the sweatshirt, as you can see, it’s on the roomier side.
The checked button down is true to size and I’m so happy to report that. In the past, I have found button down shirts at Old Navy to be boxy and unbecoming. It’s possible they’ve changed the sizing formula or brought out a new fit because this one is checking all the boxes.
I think my favorite part of this look is the skirt. The camel color is unassuming, while the faux suede is totally on trend. Like the corduroy skirt I featured last month, it’s a bit of a tight squeeze at the waistline. I would recommend sizing up.
While the suede mini is stealing the show, I balanced the casual act with my favorite pair of red converse. There are many options when choosing a casual sneaker, my sister prefers Vans, but I’m a chucks chick through and through.
I let the outfit speak for itself and kept my jewelry to a minimum. I love this chain link bracelet, a dupe I picked up years ago from Target. I am linking a similar chain bracelet for you to shop. My faux pearls came in a pack with multiple size baubles and you can shop a similar set in this post.
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Shop with Me on October 20th
I am thrilled to embrace fall weather this weekend as the temps dip to below 60! If you are in the Louisville area and looking for layers, I will be hosting an event with Ann Taylor at Oxmoor Center on Saturday, October 20th from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Not only will there be giveaways, discounts, and refreshments, but I will be on hand for styling tips and tricks. Get it penciled in the planner and check out my Ann Taylor try-on session to get you pumped. I will be sending out more details in a few days so stay tuned!
Happy Friday, happy weekend! What’s on your agenda?