From Tom Cruise’s notorious Risky Business look to celebs donning big graphic tees as dresses, the oversized shirt has become a staple wardrobe item and a trend that’s here to stay. And with good reason—you can’t find clothing items much cozier than an excessively large top. You might have your doubts about wearing a truly oversized top in public. Trust us—we did, too. But, it’s actually become totally acceptable and super easy to do. We rounded up 5 versatile ways to style oversized shirts, so grab your large t-shirt and button down collection.
Tucked Into Pants:
There’s so many different ways to style oversized shirts, but that’s one of the main caveats of wearing them—you have to actually style them. Sure, you can toss a big shirt on and call it a day, but if you want it to look office and errand-running acceptable, you need to take a few small and easy extra measures. For one, simply tucking in your top can make a world of difference. You don’t even have to commit to an all-over tuck. Tucking a small piece of the front section into your jeans shows off your waist and makes the oversized top look more outfit-appropriate.
With A Jacket Around The Waist:
As much as we love to wear them, oversized shirts can look frumpy if they’re not worn properly. Give your top some shape by tossing on a pair of jeans or leggings underneath and wrapping a jacket around your waist. You still get the comfortable fit of an oversized top, while still flattering your figure. Adding a jacket could make even the dingiest and worn-in of oversized t-shirts look street-style worthy.
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With A Belt:
Another instant fix for a more form-flattering oversized top is simply adding a belt into the mix. You can use pretty much anything for this, as long as it cinches your waist. From an actual belt to a scarf to a piece of ribbon, you can accessorize your oversized shirt however you please.
As A Dress:
Fashion it-girls have been rocking dresses that resemble oversized tops, and we’re loving it. But instead of going out and buying one, you can make your own version if you have a big enough shirt. Ask your dad or husband for an old button down that looks like it could be dress-length, roll up the sleeves, and accessorize with a purse and some sneakers. You could win world records for pulling together an outfit so quickly. But, avoid any shirts that run too large or else they’ll swallow you up.
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As A Jacket:
In search of a new, lightweight jacket for chilly summer days? Look no further than one of your oversized button downs. A light, oversized (and preferably patterned) button down makes the perfect layering piece that you already have on hand. You can skip out on buying a new seasonal jacket and save major dough! Keep your top underneath the button down more fitted and casual to avoid an overall baggy look.
[Photo: Always Judging]