Oversized clothing doesn’t have to look frumpy. Here’s how to style an oversized tee shirt to create a cute, casual yet sexy outfit!
Hey gorgeous! In clothing, size matters arguably more than anything else. A well-fitted jacket can work from office to night-out, and an oversized tee shirt can be a challenge to style. Many girls prefer oversized clothing, but to create a cute outfit with them is quite a task, even for me! And that’s why I took it as a challenge when I got gifted this cute Gap t shirt that’s a size S and yet so huge for me!
How to Style an Oversized Tee Shirt
The trick to styling any oversized piece of clothing is to pair it with something well-fitted, so that the overall outfit doesn’t look frumpy. So if you have an oversized shirt, whether it’s a gift, or an impulse-buy, pair it with a tight (but not undersized) skirt, or a pair of skinny jeans or skinny leather leggings. You can also wear oversized button-up shirts over black or white sexy camis or tank tops, and leave the top two-three buttons undone.
If you want to add more structure to your look, wear a belt to cinch in your waist, or tuck in one end of your tee shirt to give a casual feel.
I tried to create a casual, street-style outfit with my Gap t shirt. I never wear oversized or baggy clothing, so I used some style ideas to make this look suit my personal style. For example, I wore the lapis blue tee with a matching floral skirt to create a monotonous outfit, and also paired it with nude strappy heels to add elegance and allure! I added a murano bead necklace as a belt, and another mini-bead bracelet and lapis blue drop earrings.
I kept my hair really undone (sort of) to create an out-of-bed look. To do this, I back-combed it on top after washing (when they were quite untamed and wavy) to create a bouncy, messy hairstyle. This look goes well with the super-casual oversized tee!
The makeup I did with this look was really light and casual. I put emphasis on the skin, using no concealer but a double layer of light-weight foundation to create an even skin-tone, but one that doesn’t cover the under-eye circles or natural imperfections. It’s a wearable, day-wear look. Then I used liquid eyeliner to create a cat-eye look and paired it with light pink lipstick over lip-balm. It’s a great makeup look for daytime outings, college and shopping.
So did you like my guide on how to style an oversized tee shirt? Do you have any large shirts or oversized t shirt dresses in your closet that you wanna style? Hope you got some great ideas now. Lemme know how you style them! 🙂
Check out the behind-the-scenes video of the photo-shoot for this look on Instagram (click to play). Follow me @shilpaahujadotcom for more such updates! <3
I was wearing:
Blue tee: GAP
Floral blue skirt: Forever 21
Nude Strappy Shoes: Charles & Keith
Blue Earrings: Diva
Pencil Eyeliner: Chanel Waterproof
Eyeliner: Dior Liquid Liner
Foundation: L’Oreal Infallible 24HFoundation: L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24H Foundation
Face Powder: Christian Dior Diorskin Nude Compact Powder Makeup
Bronzer: DiorSkin Nude Tan Matte Sun Powder
Mascara: Clinique High Impact Mascara
Blush: Clinique Blush & Cheek Powder Blush
Lip-Balm: Maybelline Baby Lips
Pink Lipstick: Revlon 415 Pink in the Afternoon
Shilpa Ahuja a designer and entrepreneur. She is the editor-in-chief of ShilpaAhuja.com, which she founded with the goal of inspiring confidence in the modern working woman through fashion.
Fashion has traditionally been for the rich, white, thin woman. That’s how it evolved over centuries and that’s how it’s been represented in fashion media. But Shilpa believes that with the changing role of women in the society, fashion has changed, too. She believes that fashion is for everyone, regardless of their age, gender, color, body type and background. So she translates runway fashion into easy style advice that one can incorporate into their daily lives.
Shilpa’s work has been published in the University of Fashion blog and Jet Airways magazine. She is also an artist, illustrator and cartoonist. She is also the creator of Audrey O., a comic series that represents the lifestyle of millennial women. She enjoys creative writing and world travel. Her art has been exhibited at Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Aroma Hotel, Chandigarh and been published in Chandigarh Times.
Originally from Chandigarh, Shilpa also has a professional degree in architecture and has worked in interior project management. She is also the author of the book “Designing a Chinese Cultural Center in India”. Shilpa has a Masters in Design Studies degree from Harvard University. For feedback and questions, please email [email protected]