Monday, July 8, 2013

Half-Tuck Won't Cost a Buck

In a cash rut? Spent all your money on leather pants in June? (just me?) An easy (and free) way to spice up your wardrobe is simply wearing the clothes you have in a new way; my favorite: the half-tuck.

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I was thinking about writing a post like this for a while considering that I rock the half-tuck (sometimes quarter tuck...is that a thing?) on an almost daily basis. However, it put a little fire under my hiney when I saw one of my favorite bloggers, Amanda from Advice From a Twenty Something, wrote basically a tell-all tutorial about tucking.
















Rather than go for the full-on tuck that if you're not careful, can be reminiscent of a substitute teacher or a kid on their way to school seconds from untucking what their parent had just mercilessly tucked in.


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The half-tuck is an elegant and chic way to add structure to an outfit with an oversize component. Whether it is an oversized chunky knit juxtaposed with a miniskirt, a sleeveless button-down with some skinny jeans, or a classic men's Hanes white T and some ever-present denim cut-offs.

How I've rocked the half-tuck semi-recently:



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40 comments:

  1. I am a firm believer in the half tuck! It's rare if I don't half tuck my shirt - so definitely a great option to switch up your look...in my opinion:)

    Shannon
    clothesandquotes.blogspot.com

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    1. Definitely! Untucked looks messy and fully tucked is just too put-together, a total happy medium :)
      xo Meg

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  2. I don't know, half tuck doesn't look the greatest on me... I don't like accentuating my stomach!

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    1. Try a side-tuck! I think it draws the eye to the side and minimizes your stomach!

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  3. I think I've actually tried this one on accident a few times, but it looks adorable when done purposefully! :) Great post!

    http://veggiesandglitter.com

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    1. Thanks! That sounds like the best kind of accident!
      xo
      Meg

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  4. Love this! I always try it, but doesnt not work that well with me :S
    xoxo

    novelstyle.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! And it doesn't work for some, but you will find a way!!
      xo Meg

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  5. Yes half-tucked is better than full-tucked. Looks more casually tucked :)

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  6. I love the half-tuck style and your post arrived exactly at the right time. I was tired of hunting down the internt for a how-to (I know it sound stupid). Loved it post, you've been helpful. xx

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    1. You are too sweet and that doesn't sound stupid at all!! So glad I could help! Thank you so much for stopping by!!
      xo Meg

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  7. So fun! I love the photo of you rocking the half-tuck with your pink blazer, very chic

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    1. You are too sweet!! Thank you!! xo Meg

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  8. Love that pink blazer and skirt in the first photo <3

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    1. Thank you! and I know that skirt is to die for!
      xo Meg

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  9. I seldom do this, but I just realized that it's pretty cool (and chic)! xx

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  10. I have to try this! Never did this before but it looks cool. :D

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  11. hahahhahaha you were right....half tuck style reminds me when I was still in school trying to fool the teacher...apparently they cannot be fooled

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  12. what great outfits, what great styles. The pink on pink ones are my favorite...I want to go shopping now.
    xxx
    mari
    www.ilovegreeninspiration.com

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    1. I pretty much always want to shop...not good!! Thanks for stopping by! xo

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  13. i dig the half tuck,lol. have been doing it foreva!!

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  14. i try this, and now im in love with half tuck!!

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