Welcome in the new season with the trend-led oversized shirt style. We all have them, whether it be a formal button up shirt or more of a casual graphic t-shirt, they are one of the most versatile pieces in our wardrobes. You can wear them as a dress, a holiday cover-up, or you can embrace the oversized shirt look. Ideal for when you’re on the go, this look is completely effortless whilst giving maximum impact.
If you’re left wondering how to style them or looking for another way to wear your favourite tall oversized shirt – then look no further! We have created the ultimate guide on how to style an oversized shirt if you’re tall.
3 Styling Tips for Oversized Shirts
- Buying Oversized: If you’re buying something that is titled ‘oversized’, it’s best to pick your normal sizing as it can throw off your proportions buying too oversized (there is such a thing).
- Bold Accessories: Mix and match your accessories with bold statement colours, especially if you’re styling an oversized white shirt.
- Good Quality: Stick to cotton fabrics for breathable, lightweight oversized shirts that will keep you comfortable all day long.
How to Style An Oversized Shirt
Wear It Like A Jacket
This stylish yet functional combo will leave you feeling confident! The ideal holiday cover-up, pop an oversized shirt on over a vest or bodysuit and linen shorts for the ideal lightweight look. This outfit is perfect for when you’re just popping into the local town, or out on a stroll sightseeing. Wearing your oversized shirt as a jacket and untucked creates the illusion of a shorter torso and longer legs. Complement your look with our must-have gladiator sandals to see you from the beach to bar in style.
Wear An Oversized Shirt As A Dress
Looking for a casual outfit you can wear on repeat? You can style your oversized t-shirt perfectly as a dress, especially in the summer months. This slogan oversized t-shirt is perfect for casual summer days or for when you’re on the go. We are obsessed with this styling of blue acid wash next to a lighter, brighter white shirt and canvas trainers. Ideal for elongating your legs, this tall oversized t-shirt turned dress is made from 100% cool cotton and will keep you cool all summer long.
We all love a half-tuck shirt moment. Whether that be with your favourite pair of shorts, denim skirt, or jeans. This look is perfect for flattering your silhouette as it defines your waistline and brings some shape to the oversized baggy look. Effortlessly versatile, complete this look with jeans or shorts depending on the occasion and weather.
Oversized Shirt With A Tie-Knot
Another effortless style that we are loving is tying your oversized shirt in a knot at the front and creating a flattering shape. This look is ideal for giving the illusion of a shorter torso and a higher waistline. This style is the epitome of an effortless look with maximum impact as it is so easy to achieve. Simply pair with your favourite shorts and sliders for an the go look.
Work a Co-ord
Athleisure on your mind? Styling an oversized t-shirt with matching bottoms takes a fresh take on the oversized trend! Any colour co-ord would work, or better yet, mix and match your top and bottom halves for a look you’ll wear on repeat. Made from a comfortable jersey fabric, it features an acid wash effect with short sleeves and a scoop neckline. Complement with trainers for an effortless casual look.
Open Shirt With Linen Trousers
Embrace the oversized look this season by keeping your shirt open and untucked and pairing with wide leg linen trousers. This look is all about the baggy style oversized clothing creates. Opt for a crisp white cotton shirt with statement linen bottoms to add some stunning colour to your look. Add heels and your favourite bag to nail your next night out outfit with the girls.
Style An Oversized Shirt With Jeans
Of course, you can wear your favourite oversized shirts and t-shirts with a pair of staple jeans. Creating the perfect smart casual look, opt for jeans that will balance out your oversized baggy shirt. You can either try out a pair of staple skinny jeans and leave your shirt untucked, or opt for wide-leg jeans and tuck or half tuck your shirt in to create some shape and highlight your waistline.
Looking for more tall oversized shirts? Head to our tall shirts & blouses collection for more trend-led outfit inspiration!
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