As much as I hope the streets in Montreal look like this right now, a wall will have to do. If I have to choose one silhouette to style for the rest of my life, it will no doubt be oversized. I love an oversized sweater to lounge around in, and I even love a pair of good ol’ sweats. Nothing beats floating around with no restrictions. It is only recently, however, that I really started figuring out how to style oversized pieces without using the golden formula of loose-fitting x tight-fitting.
I used to only wear skinny jeans or leggings with a big shirt, thinking I’d be swallowed otherwise. Likewise, I never grabbed for anything other than a form-fitting cropped top with my trustee boyfriend jeans. Loose items have to be faithfully paired with something tight, don’t they?!
Hardly so. To style oversized on oversized, it’s all about the balance. Because the entire look is relatively covered up, it’s more important to show up little areas of the skin. A little bit of collar bone, wrists, ankles, and some knee action gives the look a little more definition. The cutouts of the shoes and the strappy necklace gives the look a bit of edginess. And the leather jacket and the white mules dress up the effortless outfit and the little purple clutch adds a pop of colour.
Urban Outfitters oversized shirt-dress (find here)
Brandy Melville boyfriend jeans (find here)
Lola Shoetique mules (find nude ones here)
Zara leather jacket (similar here)
Forever 21 choker (similar here)