styl(i)ng (love)rsized clothing

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‘frumpy.’ ‘sack clothes.’ ‘man clothes’. I’ve noticed oversized clothing doesnt always get the best wrap among women. we are often expected to buy clothes that fit our bodies like a glove, accentuate our curves and ‘slim’ us.  don’t get me wrong, tight clothes can be great. but.. I absolutely adore oversized clothes. being a lover of art myself, theres something lovely about the aesthetic of oversized clothes on a human body.  I believe if styled properly, oversized and mens clothing can become a very strong asset for your closet.  here is how I do it.

a little disclaimer here: I am a huge fan of black. I know its spring and all, but I don’t really believe the seasons have the right to dictate what color we should wear. I personally don’t feel obligated to always match whatever color the trees are. wear what you like!

I utilize dimensional layers with pops of metal tones to give this large tunic a bit more dimension. try pairing a large tunic with a dimensional cardigan or coat! you go from swimming in a teeshirt to an architectural masterpice! // tunic: H&M, skinnies: ACTIVE, trench: H&M, boots: Topshop (zara and h&m are great resources for these bigger sized basics)

IMG_7824-3I’ve noticed current street style trends have really taken on this combo of contrasting tight/baggy clothing as well. in my opinion, the key to wearing oversized clothes is adding dimension to make it visually appealing.  here I am actually wearing SWEATS. not trendy sweats, or nordstrom brand joggers, but slightly fitted no name brand S-W-E-A-T sweatpants.  but by pairing it with a tucked in flowy black tee, a killer flat brimmed hat, (i think this hat can make anything outfit look great) and a neutral cover coat (theres those dimensions again!) it actually comes together pretty nicely. adding leather or corduroy texture doesnt hurt either! tennis shoes (melissa is right-sneaks are everything!): Supra, jacket: Phil&Greta, hat: brixton, photographer: @jakechams

and finally, my personal favorite, boyfriend teeshirts. my boyfriend isn’t a big guy, but his shirts don’t exactly fit like an xs abercrombie tee. he’s got great taste, so often his stuff ‘goes missing’… anyways, I take his cool graphic tees or henley tees and pair them with high-waisted shorts.  tuck a corner in or tuck the whole thing in and add some bling for a crisp, effortless look. // black shorts: forever 21, black henley: H&M men, necklace: sloan boutique // denim shorts: vintage cut offs (done myself), booze tee: buffalo exchange

 

 

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