Knotted top w. flared skirt

Here's my version of today's outfit! I took a very old boat neck J. Crew linen tee and knotted it at the waist. Pulled on my skirt. C'est tout!

Easy outfit formula. We're going for Japanese food with friends this evening so it should work. 

These J. Crew tees date from my first year on YLF. They are a fluid fit, not as current now as back then, but cool, and knotting them brings them into "current" territory. 

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  • lisa p replied 1 year ago

    Very nice ! Must try knotting my tees!

  • Runcarla replied 1 year ago

    I've always loved that skirt of yours. Looks perfect with the T and new sandals.

  • Jules replied 1 year ago

    I love the outfit but to be honest would prefer to see silver sandals, I think.

  • Suz replied 1 year ago

    Thanks, Jules. I could switch them up. Was trying on a bunch of other stuff and happened to have them on. 

    Knotting the fluid tees is a pretty easy trick. 

  • missvee replied 1 year ago

    Love the idea to knot the tee. Thanks!

  • kellygirl replied 1 year ago

    Ooh, love this. I've knotted skirts but never tops. I'm going to have to try this with some of my orphan skirts.

  • Cardiff girl replied 1 year ago

    Lovely skirt and what a great idea to knot your T-shirt.

  • Diana replied 1 year ago

    Ooh, nice.  I am also reviving an old linen tee today (mine is from Ann Taylor I think) by knotting it.  Mine is a little bit stretched out from age but the knot really gives it back some shape and makes it look more current.  

    I was very tempted to go try on those liberty midi skirts at J Crew, but I'm really not supposed to be buying any more skirts since i have so many already!  

  • Becky replied 1 year ago

    Nicely done!

  • Angie replied 1 year ago


    How fun that you tried this after the post today. Thank you!

    LOVE how you wear dangly earrings. They glam things up so nicely.

  • nuancedream replied 1 year ago

    A knotted shirt/ fluid top with a flared skirt is my all-time favorite look. Ladylike without being twee. Parfait!! Winner all the way!!

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  • Brooklyn replied 1 year ago

    Gorgeous! Now this is your sort of skirt. Truly fab.

  • suntiger replied 1 year ago

    What a great skirt! I used to knot tops, but they'd get stretched out from doing it. Then there were the little belt buckle like things to pull the shirt through. Wonder if they bring those back?

  • replied 1 year ago

    My favorite part is the shoes with the skirt. I like the similar colors but different graphic.

  • Firecracker replied 1 year ago

    Gorgeous, Suz! I am going to have to try knotting my tees.

  • Style Fan replied 1 year ago

    What a great idea!  I may try that with one of my tees.  Your outfit looks gorgeous.  

  • rachylou replied 1 year ago

    Pretty! I love the deep blue of that skirt.

  • shevia replied 1 year ago

    This works beautifully on you! The top is one of those deceptively simple, but actually just right, essential pieces.

  • Jenni NZ replied 1 year ago

    Beautiful earrings Suz. I only own 2 T-shirts now, one is a bit long so maybe next summer I could try it.

  • RobinF replied 1 year ago

    Great idea to knot the tee, works so nicely with the skirt. 

  • Sara L. replied 1 year ago

    I love the knotted top.  I need to try that.  You look perfect for a nice dinner out.

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