TBT // fastening shirt sleeves with a string

Hey Babes!

Welcome to the second installment of “TBT,” where I write about an old trend that I love whether it has made a comeback or not. Last week, I talked about scrunchies, which have definitely made a comeback this year, but this week’s throwback trend, not so much.

Remember in elementary school, where if you had a t-shirt that was just a little too big, you would tie up the sleeves with a ribbon? Yeah, I miss that. They even sold strings that had snap specifically for that purpose at places like Limited Too. Don’t you miss Limited Too? 2000’s babies will never get to experience the awesome-ness that was Limited Too.

Rolling up the sleeves of your shirt and securing them with some piece of fabric was great for when your shirt was too big, or if you were at an event like Field Day.

It’s really easy to achieve this look. All you have to do, is roll up the sleeve of your shirt by tucking it under, grab the collar, lace the string through, and then tie (or snap) it on top to secure it. And this was done on both sleeves, not just one.

To recreate this look, I rolled up the sleeves of one of my old college shirts and laced a hemp string through the hole. You can tuck the excess string under too if you want. I paired it with some black leggings from Aeropostale and a BCBG Max Azria baseball cap, and I even tied a ponytail around the bottom and tucked the tail in, just for old times sake.


This trend reminds me so much of my childhood, and I low-key want it to come back. I think I’m going to start doing this when I go to the gym and be a trendsetter.


Do you remember this trend?

If you have any suggestions for TBT posts, let me know in the comments!


dress well. eat well. live well.




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