And this time, we’re talkin’ for your chemise, not your cheveux. Although, the latter is still totally cute and spot-on trend right now. Heck, wear ’em both–it’s getting hot out there!

Anyway, during our recent VG photoshoot, I decided to don an oversized tee with teeny tiny cut-offs only to realize that it ultimately looked like I was Porky Pig‘n it–no bueno. So, being that I was already in a hurry to get out the door, my first instinct was to grab a rubber band and fashion a cursory little ponytail knot off to the side of my shirt. Problem solved.

Fast forward a few weeks later, and I begin to notice that this once defunct 80’s phenomena is back on the upswing. Fellow fashion blogger Kendi Lea pulls off the tee-knot with style and class, keeping her tops just ‘too-big’ enough to allow for a gentle gathering that rests on, or ever so slightly below, the natural waistline.

Another important thing to keep in mind is, well, to keep it simple, which actually holds true to the resurrection of any trend from decades past. Therefore, your top will be at its hottest when paired with something more modern–like a maxi, non-mom jean cut-offs, a high-waisted skirt, or even just your favorite pair of jeans. There are also some great ‘pre-knotted’ picks available in stores right now, but I really love the idea of picking up a soft, well-worn top from your local thrift store, cutting off the neckline and an amount of hem you feel comfortable with, plus some of the sleeve length–and voilà! You’ve just created a hot, one-of-a-kind design. For about a dollar.

1. Topshop Petite Knot Stripe Crop Top, $28
2. ASOS River Island Tie Dye Knot Back Tank, $21 (On sale and perfect for DIY knotting!)
3. Rachel Roy Knotted Tank, $79* (A twist on the trend!)
4. Threadsence Hooked On a Feeling Floral Chiffon Top, $24*
5. Nasty Gal Tied Bleach Tee, $38*
6. Urban Outfitters Your Eyes Lie Anchor Side Tee, $10 (On sale!)

Photo of Kendi Lea courtesy of



  1. Loved all your knot ideas, Natalie! Thanks! 🙂

  2. Great post! It literally is a “top knot”, haha. I tried this look out myself after noticing the trend recurring on a few blogs as well… and I love it! I like it best with high-waisted bottoms.

    Girl in the Poodle Shoes
    ^Follow the link for my version of this trend…!

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