The "shirt around the waist" look was signature in the 90s, and it's a look that I've been incorporating into my daily wear for quite some time now. Now that spring is upon us, I've been experimenting with using lightweight shirts instead of heavy flannel and pullovers. There are multiple reasons why we might want that extra shirt around our waist. Sometimes, it's for shedding extra layers and other times it's purely for achieving a great layered look. One of my favorite functional reasons is that it's a great method of protecting the bottoms of our pants from wet benches, grassy stains, and other specks of unwanted dirt from sitting.
The great thing about doubling up on shirts is that it's super easy! You likely already have all the ingredients in your own closet and just haven't ever thought about it before. If you feel like there's not enough options, you can totally jazz up your hips buy borrowing button-downs from a family member, your roommate, or a friend.
Fast Tips for Double-Shirting
Dress as you normally would with one shirt. The second shirt is really for adding textural and or pattern changes to your overall look, so pick your outfit like you would on any typical day.
Complement your two shirts. I like to go with a simple top and add a patterned shirt around the waist. However, it's really your preference and choice to mix and match as you like!
Go more flowy or structured. If you want your second shirt to be more inconspicuous clean cut, button up your shirt before you wrap it around your waist! If you want a more relaxed spread, keep your buttons undone!
How are you layering up lightly for spring? Any good secrets for spring transitions? Sound out in the comments below and or post your links to your own tips and tricks!
What I'm Wearing
French Connection Twin Wool Coat
Thrifted Gap blue button-down
Thrifted Club Monaco striped button-down
Mother Cropped Looker Skinny Jeans
Tory Burch Mini McLane Messenger in Tweed
Double-ring necklace, unknown
Thrifted Alfani strappy sandals