Style Guide: Fit to Be Tied

Style Guide: Fit to Be Tied
Hey ladies, it’s Anna again, from Fash Boulevard. Long before a baby faced Britney Spears’ strutted down the locker lined halls of her high school in a preppy uniform, crop tied tops were a favorite amongst Hollywood’s most glamorous and unparalleled leading ladies. From the fabulous Elizabeth Taylor to everyone’s favorite blonde bombshell Marilyn Monroe, tie-front tops have been a wardrobe favorite in style history. Most recently spotted on Taylor Swift and Jamie Chung, this classic look isn’t showing any signs of fading.

Even with their undeniable popularity, I’ve actually been a total scaredy cat when it comes to incorporating the style into my wardrobe. Thankfully after a few style test trials I’ve become much more comfortable with the warm weather staple…

Warm Summer Day

Style Guide: Fit to Be Tied

top – Equipment, shorts – Jennifer Lopez (similar here), ring – Chloe + Isabel, handbag – Hearts

Style Guide: Fit to Be Tied

Breezy August Night

Style Guide: Fit to Be Tied

top – Cremieux, skirt – Gianni Bini, necklace – Chloe + Isabel, clutch – LoveCortnie

Style Guide: Fit to Be Tied
If you don’t own a tie front top, don’t fret. You can always convert a thin button down by leaving the last three buttons undone and tying the two sides together, like I did for my neon look above. Opt for a long sleeve button down for a warmer look. Or, layer a blazer or jacket over your sleeveless tops for a fun, transitional ensemble that will give you a leg up when it comes to merging seasons in style.

Here’s where to get the look:

Style Guide: Fit to Be Tied

1. Bubblegum Bliss Top, $14
2. C&C Sleeveless Top, $26.40
3. Let’s Follow Suit Top, $32.99
4. Tibi Stripe Tie Top (sold out)
5. Near and Star Top, $32.99


Are you planning on tying the seasons together by incorporating tie front tops into your transitional wardrobe?


P.S. OMG! Guess who made Vanity Fair’s list of favorite blogs? (Yours truly!) Check out my feature in their September issue here: September Issue Feature

xoxo
Anna
Fash Boulevard

Categories: Anna James, Style Guide, Wear
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  • Deanne Castro

    Loving the front tie tops! They are are great for the warm temps! Great pics!

    Loving their designs. I love the one on the model!

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  • Stephanie

    *giggling* It’s been ages since I thought of that video and the early days of Britney Spears. You look darling in that stripe blouse!

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  • Rachel Trampel

    I love tying my blouses! I have been doing this all summer for a twist and you know what, it is a great way to emphasize your waist without having to tuck in! I just did that this weekend with a tank top that was too long over my maxi but didn’t look right tucked in either, so I tied it to the side: http://instagram.com/p/cz98h4jc0B/ I loved the outcome!

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  • suzanne

    I love that yellow maxi dress!
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  • Katelin Absher

    Love that maxi skirt and striped shirt!!!! :)

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  • Ashley at Sincerely Miss Ash

    Love these looks but I LOVE the striped blouse with the yellow maxi…

    xo,
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  • AnselSf

    Hey, Anna!
    Congrats on making Vanity Fair’s list. You rock!! :)

    On the other hand, although I love the looks, I would like a further explaination on how to achieve them, since I don’t have the exact same clothes as you. =/
    Is it maxi + tie / yellow + stripes, how?

  • Emma Biamonte

    I actually tried this look out today, and I loved it !!!!! An army green button down with some coral denim Capris , awesome

  • Jacob and marie

    The low knot makes these look much more classy than in the 90’s. Love what you’ve paired!

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  • Kelby Peachey

    You look fabulous Anna!

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  • Carrie Perham

    That’s all I’ve been wearing! I think they’re so fun and unique!:)

  • Cassidy Short

    You look so chic! Love all of these looks :)

    xoxo
    Cassidy

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  • Jackelin

    I love the pink striped top (#4) but I would pair it with a pair of jeans :)

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  • Ashley

    I really like the way your second look pulled together with the strips and neon maxi!

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  • stephaniesstyle

    i like both outfit a lot!
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.blogspot.com)

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  • Cesie Alvarez

    This looks so cute and still covered up! Must try it.

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  • Bruce Lee

    i love the striped shirts.

  • Ana Sofia

    Amazing tips :) I love your two outfits :)~

    Xoxo,
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  • Shelby Stallsmith

    You look fabulous as always! This is a wonderful summer trend. As a scaredy cat myself, I have not tried this, must be on the bucket list for next summer

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  • nicole Smith

    I love these types of styles.

  • Ashley burke

    Love the tied top with the maxi skirt! One of my favorite summer looks and very simple to pull off! xoxo
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