An oversized outfit is soothingly comfortable and a welcome break for me most times. This is because I tend to go for form-fitting outfits during the week at work. By the weekend, I’m looking to just grab a loose-fitting piece and be free.
Weirdly enough, I cannot seem to make up my mind about which I prefer between a form-fitting and oversized outfit. I love both and can style them in various ways because they suit my different moods on different days. One trick I’ve learned when it comes to my oversized outfit is to let whatever piece it is stand out. Either by the color, design or how it is styled, being oversized isn’t just enough to make it ‘slay’. You have to play it up else it looks drab and unattractive.
I’ve always wanted to try an all nude look but after looking at the pieces I had for this, it just didn’t look right. Maybe with a different top, yes, but this is about an oversized outfit so the top stayed. LOL. It’s still a nude look, just not an ‘all nude’ one. I thrifted this top some months back and purposely kept it away from my mum because she would have convinced me that she could style it better. Who’s the style blogger between both of us though? Ugh!
I put it up for sale when I couldn’t think of a good way to style it but I bought this plaid pants recently and I just had a revelation. A style revelation, Ha! It was a match meant to be. The top is a spot-stealer on its own because of the knitted pattern. The spaces go from tiny to big in a descending order while giving it a slouchy feel as it goes down.
For this look, I decided to add a hat to elevate the look a bit. If you are recreating this look for work or an event that doesn’t require a hat, it still looks good without the hat. I tucked in the front to add a bit of structure to it as opposed to letting it slouch all the way down.
Alternative ways to style an oversized top
- Use a belt if you’re dropping the top. This will accentuate the waist and give more structure.
- Slide one part of the shoulder off and wear as a draped top on short skirts or shorts & flat shoes/sneakers
- Drop the sleeves and wear on a pair fitted pants with boots. Use a head-wrap and chucky earrings for an edgy look.
- Wear as a beach cover-up.
- Knot at the tips and wear with patterned culottes & waist purse for a cool street style look
I love the slouchy feel and how you can pull off an oversized outfit with the right silhouette. Most people might think a form-fitting item is the best piece to pair with an oversized piece, mixing it up with another oversized piece works perfectly too. Although, this might depend on your body structure but there’s always a style that works. P.S If you have an oversized outfit combination you want to try and you aren’t quite sure about the fitting, message me on Instagram or Facebook & I’ll be happy to help you decide.
Team oversized or form-fitting outfit? Pick a side and tell me why.
Have a wonderful weekend loves.