Grab your flannels kids, because grunge is back. Tartan shirts are showing up in outfits of every incarnation. In addition to doing the tie it around your waist thing, street style shots are showing plaid shirts paired with leather minis, over graphic tees, under biker jacket, and tucked into white denim. The around-the-waist shirt wrap, which has been spotted on everyone from real-deal stars like Gwen Stefani and Rihanna, to style stars like Margaret Zhang of Shine by Three, Elle Ferguson of They All Hate Us, and Danielle Bernstein of We Wore What, to name a few. While flannel and plaid shirts are certainly at the forefront of the waist-tie comeback, we’re also seeing other items like jackets (denim, leather, varsity), other types of button downs, and bulky sweatshirts wrapped, too.
The trick is to wear them over dressy elegant outfits to dress them down to the easy casual look.
Here is my take on the tartan flannel tie up, shot on the roof , while viewing the most beautiful sunset.