15 Best Tied-Around-Waist Outfit Ideas for Women

When we see people have their shirts or jackets tied around their waists, it seems like that they just feel hot and they just take off their shirts and tie them around their waists so they don’t have to carry them. It’s partly true. Yes, sometimes we do that when we feel hot. But in a lot of the cases, they tie their shirts around their waists to look stylish. Don’t underestimate how a shirt tied around your waist can impact your outfit. It’s actually a fun styling trick. In this article, I am going to share with you some of the best looking shirt-tied-around-waist outfit ideas.

White Tee, Denim Shorts and Boyfriend Shirt Tied Around Waist

white tee boyfriend shirt tied around waist

To start off the list, I am going to share with you one of the most iconic casual street outfits. You only need four pieces that I am pretty sure most of you already have in your wardrobes. You simply need your white t shirt, denim shorts and sneakers. For the sneakers, white sneakers or converse will be the perfect choice. Then you tie a checked boyfriend shirt around the waist to complete the minimal casual look. Not only that the boyfriend shirt can add a lot of style to your outfit, it also narrows your waist.

Jeans and Denim Jacket

denim jacket tied around waist

The previous outfit idea also works if you replace the denim shorts with jeans. The picture above shows that not only checked boyfriend shirt works, you can also tie a chambray boyfriend shirt or a denim jacket for this outfit. It adds a lot of style to a relatively ordinary white tee and jeans combination.

Leggings with Colorful Shirt

wear boyfriend shirt as skirt outfit

This outfit is a great demonstration of how to use layers. By tying a colorful checked boyfriend shirt around the waist and layering on top of black leggings, the shirt magically turns into a beautiful asymmetric skirt. It makes an excellent casual outfit idea for the fall.

Black Tank Top, Denim Shorts & Chambray Shirt

black tank denim shorts tie around waist

Having talked about how to style a white t shirt, a black tank top works wonderfully too. The black tank top may not make you look refreshing the way a white tee can, but it usually makes you look even slimmer. Simply pair it with denim shorts and tie a chambray shirt around your waist.

Black T Shirt Dress with Green Jacket

black t shirt dress jacket tied around waist

Here is an outfit idea that makes you look feminine and beautiful. It’s a clever use of color: all black outfit with green at the middle. You simply need a plain black t shirt dress and tie a green jacket your waist for this chic look.

Sweater Dress with Cardigan

sweater dress cardigan tied around the waist

As the previous feminine outfit idea is mainly for the summer, this one is a even more elegant outfit idea for the fall or the winter. You just have to tie a grey cardigan around a light grey sweater dress. The dark grey and light grey layering is what makes the magic happens for this outfit.

Horizontal Striped Dress with Chambray Shirt

horizontal striped dress with chambray shirt

This outfit idea is a good example of how to spice up a horizontal striped dress. For this outfit, the use of color is very important. You can wear a black or navy horizontal striped dress and tie a light blue chambray shirt.

Leather Jacket, Jeans and Blue Boyfriend Shirt

leather jacket boyfriend tied around waist

When it comes to excellence use of color, this outfit idea must be mentioned. This outfit consists of a t shirt, a black leather jacket, jeans and blue checked boyfriend shirts. The blue and black outfit makes a stunning casual look.

Black Leather Dress and Jacket

black dress leather jacket outfit

For a cool dark look, you can try a all-black, all-leather look. You can wear a black leather dress and tie a black leather jacket around your waist. Although it’s a all-black outfit, it’s still very eye catching because of the leather-on-leather layering. With enough self-confidence, you, too, can pull it off.

Crop Top, High Waisted Skirt and Boyfriend Shirt

crop top high waisted skirt tie waist shirt

The tie-around-the-waist trend works for skirts too. For a summer or fall street look, simply pair a white crop top with a mini skirt and tie a checked boyfriend shirt around your waist.

White Comfy Sweater with Black Striped Long Sleeve Tee

white comfy sweater tie waist striped tee

This outfit idea is quite different from the other ones mentioned. It consists of a white comfy sweater, a black skirt and a black striped long sleeve t shirt tied around the waist. This combination of textures and colors is pretty unique and the result is surprisingly good.

Black Overall with Striped Tee

black overalls striped tee around waist

Another unique use of layering is to pair a black overall with a black or navy striped long sleeve t shirt around the waist. This is a nice trick to make the waist looks slimmer.

Cargo Shorts with Striped Tee

cargo shorts striped tee

In my opinion, while the boyfriend shirt is the obvious number one for the tie-around-the-waist fashion trend, the black or navy striped long sleeve tee is a close second. Another example of using the striped tee is to pair it with a long sleeve white tee and cargo shorts.

White Skort with Boyfriend Shirt

skort shirt around waist

Here is a unique skort outfit idea. You can pair a heather grey sweater, a white skort with a chambray boyfriend shirt around your waist.

White T Shirt, Leggings and Denim Jacket

white tee leggings boyfriend shirt

For a casual and stylish autumn outfit, you can wear a white tee and black leggings with a denim jacket tied around the waist.

Tying your shirt or jacket around the waist is a magically trick that can upgrade your casual outfit instantly. You can see from the above mentioned ideas that there are a lot of possibilities that you can play around. My favorite idea among the list is the combination of white tee, denim shorts and boyfriend shirts. By the way, for fans of boyfriend shirts, you should also check out our blog post on the best boyfriend shirt outfit ideas.

If you find this blog post useful and interesting, make sure you also check out our other blog posts on other amazing outfit ideas.