A Guide on How to Wear the Oversized Trend

If you’ve always embraced skinny jeans and tight yoga pants, it’s perfectly normal to feel hesitant toward the oversized trend. These days, people choose wide-legged boyfriend jeans and hoodies three sizes too big instead of tight leggings and body-hugging dresses. Because large clothing is incredibly comfortable, we can predict that the trend isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

So instead of avoiding the trend like the plague, consider incorporating it into your wardrobe as you’ll feel much more fashion-forward.

Where did the oversized trend come from?

While the oversized trend has popped in and out over the years, the pandemic brought it back in full force. When people started working from home, they replaced their restrictive business casual clothing with monochrome sweatsuits and baggy t-shirts. Celebrities like Billie Eilish, Hailey Bieber, and Bella Hadid added fuel to the trend by wearing oversized blazers and denim.

But historically, the oversized trend originated in the 1920s as women discovered looser fitting, shapeless clothing was much more comfortable than hobble skirts and tight corsets. 

Tips on how to wear the oversized trend

When it comes to wearing the oversized trend, there are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Don’t stray too far from your original size. If you’re looking for an oversized hoodie, go up one or two sizes, as anything larger than that will eat you up.
  • Showing a bit of skin can keep you from looking overly frumpy. Try pairing an oversized t-shirt with biker shorts or oversized jeans with a smaller top.
  • Baggy shirts pair perfectly with tight, short skirts. If you’re hesitant to embrace the oversized trend, tucking a loose-fitting shirt into a mini skirt is a great place to start.
  • Styling your hair into a sleek bun with a clean makeup look can elevate the look of an oversized outfit.
  • Tunics and Chunky knit sweaters are fashionable and comfortable and can be worn over tights, leggings, or baggy jeans.
  • Consider purchasing an oversized blazer if you’re looking for a work-appropriate outfit. These look incredibly chic when worn with structured pants and a black turtleneck.

How to incorporate it into your wardrobe

The easiest way to add the oversized trend to your current wardrobe is by purchasing a pair of baggy, wide-legged, high-waisted denim. These jeans are versatile and can be worn with a tight t-shirt and sneakers during the day or out at night with a leather bustier and black boots.

An oversized knit sweater or blazer can elevate any outfit and be paired with tighter pants or a mini skirt.

While some people feel completely comfortable dressing in oversized clothing from head to toe, others don’t want to lose their shape. Pairing an oversized item with a structured, tighter piece is a great way to balance a look. All your outfit needs are some sort of fitted shape that eyes can land on so that you don’t look as if you’re drowning in an ocean of baggy fabric.

When it comes to any trend, picking an outfit that makes you feel comfortable and confident is the most important thing.

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