When to Tuck, When to Tie: The Ultimate Shirt Guide
If you’ve ever owned a button-up, then from time to time, you’ve likely stood frazzled in front of a mirror, unsure of exactly what to do with those pesky tails hanging at the bottom of the shirt even when all the buttons are buttoned. Rare is the occasion when you’d want to let them hang free—in most instances, you’ll want to tuck the ends in, or tie them up. But when is which option best?
In order to inspire you to wear your button-ups in only the most stylish of ways, we’ve come up with this handy guide for when to tuck them in and when to tie them up. Feel free to bookmark this page whenever you’re unsure what to do—you won’t regret it.
Keep scrolling for our guide to figuring out when to tuck and when to tie your shirts!
When you’re wearing a pair of low-rise skinny jeans and it’s not summer, you should tuck. Even if it is summer and you have the flattest tummy since Britney Spears circa 2001, you should probably be tucking.
When you’re wearing a slightly oversized button-up that may or may not belong to your boyfriend, you should tuck.
When you’re wearing a high-waisted skirt or pair of trousers, and you’re going for a sleek look rather than a bohemian one, you should tuck.
When you’re wearing a pair of denim cutoff shorts and want to achieve that slightly undone look, you should tuck, but only one-half of the shirt tails.
If you’ve paired a set of low-rise pants with a skinny belt and loafers, you should tuck.
If you’re tossing a blazer over your shoulders fashion editor-style, you definitely need to tuck.
Madewell Flannel Oversized Button-Down Shirt in Heather Cloud ($88)