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Strapped Details

Strapped Details
Strapped Details

The ties have it this season. Tied straps are the must have detail trend of the season and show off their versatility in a variety of silhouettes and configurations.

Shoulder Ties

Shoulder ties evolve the trend by moving the straps to the shoulders. A printed maxi dress evokes a tribal aura with shoulder ties featuring dangling tassels, creating a sophisticated boho chic look. Shoulder ties can be seen on the runway, delicately lacing the shoulders of a checkered and lace sleeveless blouse. Shoulder ties also help to create an intricate silhouette on a cold shoulder top with ruffled sleeves, while dainty ribbons tied at the shoulder prove that t-shirts are capable of being anything but basic.

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Drawstring Cuffs

Drawstring cuffed sleeves are the sleeves of the moment and can be seen on everything from tunics to dresses and casual pant suit separates. Cinching the cuffs produces a belled sleeve and gives sleeves an interesting structure. Take on the trend by pairing a cuffed sleeved floral dress with a leather jacket, allowing the cuffs and drawstrings to cascade from beneath the jacket’s sleeves, creating an unexpected style element. Allowing the drawstrings to hang long and loose keeps the look quirky and playful, yet edgy. For a more polished look, a tunic dress with drawstring cuffs neatly tied at the wrists adds a touch of whimsy to a little black dress.

Lace Up

Lace up ties reveal themselves in a decidedly edgy fashion, adding bold details to pants, tops, knit sweaters and sandals. Laced up, corseted legs on leather pants evoke a dominatrix like quality, creating a daring look. Soften the look effortlessly by combining the contrasting textures of the sleek leather pants with a delicate sheer top or a silky bronze blouse. Corseted laces also add a surprising element to the rearview of lightweight knit sweaters, while adding impact to the necklines of sleeveless tops. A corseted waistline on high waisted jeans accentuates the waist, while a lace up closure on denim shorts paired with lace up gladiator sandals displays a more casual approach to the trend.

Strapped DetailsTIBI - Striped Sculpted Boat Neck TopA.L.C - Miguel Lace-Up Back SweaterA.L.C - Marley High-Rise Cropped Pants
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Tied straps, the must have detail of the moment shows off its versatility in a variety of styles. Drawstring cuffs make an appearance on tunics, dresses and pant suit separates, creating an interesting silhouette for sleeves. Keep the look playful by allowing the drawstrings to hang long and loose, while a more polished look is created by tying the drawstrings neatly at the wrists. Corseted laces provide a surprising element to the rearview of lightweight knit sweaters, while corset inspired lace up ties evoke a daring, dominatrix like quality when on the legs of leather pants. The contrasting textures of the leather pants paired with a sheer, delicate blouse gives the look a fresh edge. Shoulder ties accentuate the delicate shoulder area with tassels dangling from the shoulder straps of bohemian maxi dresses, while dainty ribbons along the shoulders prove that a t-shirt is anything but basic. Slim ties create a whimsical approach to the trend, with slender ties on dress hemlines and the tiers of maxi skirts. Evolve the trend into your own wardrobe by selecting elevated basics with dainty ties along the sleeves and neckline, for an effortlessly chic approach to the detail trend of the moment.

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