It’s time for What to Wear Wednesday! Spring is trench coat season and oh how I love a great trench.
If you are like me you zip out of the house in the morning and don’t think to tie your belt until you are driving down the road wondering what that sound is—-oh my belt is caught in the door and flapping around outside—-happens more than I care to admit. So my spring goal is to think of fun ways to tie it so I save my pretty coat from road rash. I came up with 6 ways that should take less than 30 seconds of my morning routine.
1) Double Knot
Coat’s on belt is knotted twice. Works great if belt is thin or you are slim. I find a double knot too bulky for my liking but in a pinch it will do.
Cute! A bow can soften a utilitarian style of jacket. This works best when belts are extra long as creating the bow will take extra fabric. Just tie it like you tie your shoes.
3) Buckle & Tuck
Does your belt have a buckle? Try actually buckling it- novel concept! That long remaining end can be tucked in once or twice so it doesn’t get in the way.
4) Back Bow
Some mornings there is no time for buttoning. I’m thinking of hanging the coat in the closet with this tie already done, slip my arms in and out the door I go. The trick to this one is to tie it when the coat is off, preferably laying flat AND upside down. Tying bows upside down means the ends will end on the bottom.
5) Back Neck Tie
Same concept as above, for when you’re feeling less girly. See how to tie the neck tie below.
6) 4 in Hand Tie
FAVORITE ALERT! This one is my go to- quick, lays flat, easy to undo, and just a little different than a simple knot.
And because I love you so much…here’s how to tie it.
Step 1– Start with one end longer than the other.
Step 2– Wrap the long end around the short end.
Step 3- Repeat step 2
Step 4– Tuck that same “long” end in the space between the knot and the coat from the bottom to the top.
Step 5– Finish by tucking the “long” end in the wrap you made in step 3. Pull the ” short” end to tighten.