It should come as no surprise that we fell in love with Jordana Brewster's sunny daytime look from the moment we set eyes on it. Mostly because we can't stop talking about our summertime obsession with tie-front tops, as evidenced here and here. On this occasion, the starlet put a uniquely feminine and flirty spin on the look by pairing a sweet cream-hued Ella Moss crochet skirt with a light-washed chambray button-up top. The twist, if you will? The tie-front detail, which not only allowed for just the right amount of midriff-baring, gave the girlie ensemble a slightly edgier feel, too. Since the shirt and skirt both provide ample textural interest, the rest of the outfit's accents — a chain-strap bag and nude flip-flops — can err on the side of breezy minimalism. We can't think of an easier way to achieve a simple Summer-perfect look (well, until the next stylish celeb proves us wrong), so shop our editors' picks below to follow suit.
Summer styling should be a simple exercise in culling effortless pieces into one breezy look. Thus, we rely on quick tricks to inject dynamic into an otherwise laid-back outfit — and today's ensemble pick-me-up? Put a twist (literally) on your top. It's not quite an exaggerated wrap or a dramatic accent like ruching, but by tying up your button-up blouses or knotting your softest tees, you punch up the texture factor exponentially on even the most basic pieces. Not to mention, you can go for retro siren with complementary high-waist shorts or a denim skirt à la tie-front enthusiasts Eva Mendes, Kirsten Dunst, and Taylor Swift. See how these starlets add interest to their summery tops with tie-front prowess, then shop your favorite iterations at the end of the slideshow.
We're the first ones to dig into our arsenal of accessories for a quick outfit pick-me-up, but today's styling exercise comes courtesy of 15 totally cute tie-front pieces. Exaggerated sash wrap details, country-chic knots, silky tie blouses, and the most perfectly cinched-at-the-hem striped tee — it's a swift way to enhance the texture and dynamic of any clothing item with little to no effort at all. More than that, tie-front pieces are perfect for channeling a beachy or Parisian cool vibe. Whether you're more of a casual styler or a slick dresser, there's a skirt, shirt, dress, or pair of shorts to convert you to a tie-front state of mind. Click through now to see and shop our editors' picks.