Grab that large T-shirt and those baggy pants that have been lying in your wardrobe unused because we have expert tips that will finally help you ace the oversized fashion trend
How hard could it be to look good in a simple oversized T-shirt and jeans after all? “It's the little things that matter,” says fashion experts. Photo Courtesy: iStock
Move aside skinny jeans, because baggies and oversized tees are here to stay. With brands launching oversized collections to celebrities pulling off the trend looking absolutely stylish, it’s ‘comfortable’ to say that the oversized fashion trend (once considered clothing of the obese) is making a loud style statement in the fashion world.
This has tempted us to sport a loose T-shirt and look stylish too. And yet, somehow, even after multiple attempts, the only thing we manage to pull off is a fashion disaster. How hard could it be to look good in a simple oversized T-shirt and jeans after all? “It's the little things that matter,” says fashion experts who share with us hacks to ace the oversized fashion trend.
“Oversized clothing encompasses more than mere loose T-shirts; it embodies a distinctive style narrative that has been impeccably embraced by icons of hip-hop and pop culture. Layering the appropriate garments and skillfully orchestrating their presentation further contribute to mastering the art of oversized fashion. To truly excel, it is essential to think beyond conventional boundaries,” says Priyanka Pandey, design director at Fashinza.
Adding to this, Hemlataa Pariwal, celebrity fashion stylist says, “Oversized fashion is all about feeling relaxed while looking ‘put-together’. It makes you look good without putting in much effort”. We got Prableen Kaur Bhomrah too, a skin-positive fashion influencer who tells us why oversized fashion is her go-to and how we can master the skill of acing it just like she has.
She says, “Wearing oversized outfits just lets you be your most comfortable self. For people who are conscious of their weight, wearing oversized clothes and acing them with confidence is the best thing. I personally love wearing oversized dresses and styling them with belts or jackets and boots. They make for a really chic look”.
Decoding the trend
This trend, which prominently featured baggy jeans, loose coats and relaxed shirts, was quite a popular trend back in the 90s, way before the fashion police could set unrealistic beauty standards. Over the past few years, fashion has become more inclusive and unconventional too. People have also become comfortable with their body sizes and styling ideas; which has led to the resurfacing of this trend.
You can ace the trend by wearing various garments other than T-shirts. Some of them include shackets, baggy jeans, oversized jackets or formal blazers. Apart from its undeniable style quotient, oversized fashion can be tried on by all individuals of all shapes, sizes and age groups making it the best fashion trend ever.
While the essence of the trend is to sport oversized garments, it is essential to pair the outfit with the right jewellery, hairstyle, footwear and other key details to complete the look.
Styling tips to get the oversized fashion right
Tips by Pariwal
1. Grab that oversized T-shirt or chunky sweater. Pair it with biker shorts or skinny jeans. If you wish to go ultra-comfy, you can also opt for leggings.
2. If you choose to wear shorts, high socks and boots will enhance your overall look. If boots aren’t your favourite, you can opt for sandals.
3. Layering an outfit never goes out of style. An oversized denim or leather jacket can make any outfit pop. You can also opt for a long cardigan to keep it cosy. Layering is the best way to elevate any simple look.
4. Wearing the right accessories can be a game changer.