The Best Way to Wear a Sarong
Sam Saboura, style host of the Style Network’s Extreme Makeover, offers four ways to tie this versatile cover-up.
The halter. Fold the fabric into a triangle and place it beneath your shoulder blades. Crisscross the two ends over your bust and tie at the back of your neck.
The hip hugger. Fold the sarong into a triangle and wrap it around your midsection, high on the back and lower in front. Bring the two ends together to tie below your waist, creating a deep V in front.
The long skirt. Wear the sarong as a midcalf skirt, tying it on a diagonal that slants down to one side of your hips.
The strapless dress. Wrap the cover-up around your torso and tie it into a strapless dress.
The Best Way to Tie Espadrilles
Apply this lace-up logic from Meghan Cleary, author of The Perfect Fit: What Your Shoes Say About You.
- Slide your foot fully into the shoe and plant it firmly on the floor.
- Cross and tie the laces once behind the ankle, then bring them forward, cross and tie again, and continue up the leg, depending on how long the laces are. The calf is the maximum height―any higher and you’ll look like a gladiator.
- Each time you cross and tie, secure the laces slightly tighter than is comfortable, since they will loosen a bit when you walk. Just don’t cut off your circulation.
- For a streamlined leg, make the final tie in the back. Create a more whimsical look by putting the final tie in front with a small bow.