Summer Outfit Formula to Try: Tie Front Tank + Denim Skirt

Here’s an easy outfit formula to try — pair a tie front tank with a denim skirt, add sandals, and voila! An effortless, put-together look for all of your casual summertime activities.

I’ve shared that I struggle with styling skirts because so many tops these days are long or boxy, and the front-tuck can look awkward.

Some of the younger girls knot their tees with their skirts, but that often reveals more than I’d like, but this tie front tank with a denim pencil skirt is the perfect pairing!

First let’s discuss this top.

This button-front tie tank top is from Madewell, and it comes in a bunch of fun colors.

I love the button-up front and the v-neck and how the straps are wide enough to be bra-friendly. The seam up the back is another nice subtle detail.

It’s made of a nice, thick ribbed cotton that holds its shape and isn’t see-through at all.

It’s currently on sale for $24 plus an additional 20% off with code ENJOY20. That brings this $39 top down to $19!

I’m wearing a medium, for reference, and I definitely recommend sizing up if you tend to run in between sizes.

This denim skirt is another fab find. It’s the Wit & Wisdom brand at Nordstrom, so it’s good quality at a moderate price point. I love how stretchy and comfortable it is. I wore it all day yesterday and felt great in it.

It has some fading and distressing, so it’s not as dressy as some, but it’s perfect for casual activities when jeans are too hot and you’d rather not wear jean shorts.

It runs TTS or size down if in between; I’m in the 6.

If you like the color but not the distressing, this NYDJ denim skirt is a nice choice, and it’s also a couple inches longer.

And finally, these sandals! I originally ordered them for my daughter because she has finicky feet and likes a supportive shoe. They were too small for her, so I absconded with them.

They have a molded footbed for support, and the straps keep them on your feet when you walk, but they’re not clunky at all. Anyone looking for a flattering comfort sandal that isn’t frumpy should definitely check these out! At $78, they’re one of the most affordable leather comfort sandals I’ve tried.

I have the platinum, but they come in a ton of great neutrals, and some sizes and colors are even on sale at Amazon. Definitely size up half in these. I’m wearing an 8.5 and I usually wear an 8.

I accessorized with some gold jewelry, and I carried an ivory leather hobo.

Unfortunately this bag is sold out in the ivory, but it’s really pretty in the Devon Sand, and it’s currently eligible for Bloomies Power Points — that’s a $75 Rewards Card you receive within a couple of days to spend at Bloomingdales.

This Nordstrom brand leather hobo is another nice choice, and it does come in ivory. I’ve really enjoyed having a bag this color.

Outfit Details:

Tie Front Tank (also at Nordstrom) // denim skirt // sandals (more at Amazon) // bracelet // earrings

Is this an outfit formula you would try? Be sure to visit Cyndi and see the summer outfit she’s styling today!

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photos: Alison Cornell