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How To: Styling the Isla Sarong
A SARONG STYLING SPOTLIGHT FROM MESTIZA CO-FOUNDER, ALESSANDRA PEREZ-RUBIO
Of all the summer-ready styles, nothing offers flexibility quite like the sarong. A simple singular piece of rectangular fabric that can be twisted, ruched, tied, and knotted every which way to create something entirely different every time. I am still finding new ways to tie my sarongs, and here are my four favorites styled on Mestiza's PR & Marketing Coordinator, Eileen.
The Simple Wrap Mini
This one is pretty simple. All you have to do is fold the sarong in half lengthwise and wrap it around your waist and double knot. There might be a little extra fabric on top that you can adjust to get the length and fit just right.
The Twisted Tie Midi Skirt
I learned this one just the other day. All you have to do is twist the two ends of the fabric around each other, and tie it tight in the back. It creates this really cool knot/ruched effect in the front.
The Strapless with a Waist Tie
Wrap the fabric under your arms so that it creates a column shape, twist it in the back and bring the ends of the fabric back to the front in a double knot. Pair it with a statement belt and suddenly you have a cute cocktail dress.
The One-Shoulder Ruched Midi
Tie two neighboring corners together and twist the tied ends to create an opening to a size that would allow you to put your head through. But, before putting your head through, put one arm through the loop, and then your head should follow. Check out our Instagram stories to see this in more detail!
A simple sarong is a versatile wardrobe hero piece that can be molded into whatever it is that you need in that moment. Whether it’s used as a cover up, a dress, a wrap or headscarf, the sarong is your ultimate summer staple!