If you’ve seen a J. Crew ad lately, you’ve seen the “half-tuck”—it’s that just-this-side-of-undone-but-obviously-deliberate way of tucking in a shirt or blouse that gives off effortless style vibes. Here’s how to achieve it without looking like you just rolled out of bed:
• If you’re wearing a buttoned shirt, just tuck in one flap. Tucking in the side with the holes (as opposed to the buttons), will give you a smoother look. Adding a belt will make this tuck look more intentional.
• For non-button blouses, asymmetry is the goal. Pinch the top in a spot between your navel and hip bone and tuck in only that area. Let the sides hang over your waistband. This helps define your waist even beneath a voluminous top.
• With either method, keeping the rest of your outfit polished is key to making this type of tuck look deliberate. A slim, well-fitted pant and heels will go a long way.
A must-have accessory when pulling off this look? Good posture—and here’s how to achieve it.