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Ever walked around the streets and came across someone who wore this over-sized top and looked so great that you had too just stare?
Well, if you haven’t, I’m sorry but I have. And for some time, I had all eyes on me too. I won’t brag but doesn’t that just feel great? For a tall and slim lady who loves playing around with style like me, attention is always welcome.
While I can wear a long denim jacket with thigh high socks, I can also wear an over-sized top with sneakers. While I can wear just a long coat with boots, I can also wear a huge blouse with leggings! I mean, isn’t over-sized just so great?
So, if you still want to join this bandwagon, then it’s not too late. And if you think that such can be so casual to the point of looking messy, then you got it wrong! As much as this anti-fit trend is mostly considered as a bedtime staple, or a piece for just lounging around the house, this easy piece can be comfortably taken to the streets too.
Tricky trends like the over-sized fashion just need caution when purchasing since with the right over-sized top, styling will become easier. But for the slim, or petite lady, that might not be the case. Getting the right over-sized top can be harder but what governs my shopping for over-sized dressing is:
‘GO FOR LARGER, NOT LOOSE!’
A larger top suits a lady of more size than a slim lady, both in the length and the chest width while a loose top would suit anyone, slim or not, just that it won’t be fitting.
In short, whenever you go shopping for your over-sized top and you’re a basic size 10, just go for a size 16. That’s larger. And makes sense since it would be easier to style than going for a size 10 that’s loose thus seems bigger. Loose tends to lose shape as time goes by so for sure, you wouldn’t want to consider getting it loose.
Once you’ve shopped it right, you can go ahead and style it like a pro!
There are so many ways of styling an over-sized top:
- You’ll find ladies belting it up by the waist while others will knot it by the waist.
- Others will roll the sleeves while others will tuck it in partially.These are just ways of making the top smaller and creates a more semi-formal vibe I must agree.
- But the most effortless of ways to dress up the over-sized top is just by pairing it with pants and heading out of the house! I mean, why are they even called over-sized? Because they have to look over-sized when put on! So you should actually have no worries when it comes to rocking your over-sized t-shirt.
This creates a very laid-back yet classy look. But just how does one kill it like this?
BALANCE THE OVER-SIZED TOP WITH PERFECTLY FITTING BOTTOMS!
So easy, right?
Thus, wardrobe staples like skinny jeans, leather pants and leggings work perfectly in such a situation.
Pairing the over-sized top with the slim fit bottoms ensures that the look is not only dressed up but also comes out as very modest. And since our mantra is all things comfy, then I’m sure that decency is part of this.
I wore my cobalt blue over-sized chiffon long-sleeved top with a pair of leggings. While leggings remain the jumping off piece for athleisure fanatics, it’s true to say that our lazy day gear needs to work harder to look better for the streets and not just for the gym.
Everyone has embraced the trend and even if it’s long after the trend sort of cooled down, there is still no sign of any lady lacking a great pair of leggings in her closet. Why? They are so comfortable and great for lounging around the house. Also, with how laid-back leggings are, you can safely rock them to the streets as long as you can balance proportions when you dress up.
Leggings are usually a stretchy pair thus when worn, tend to look all skinny. Preferably, always shop for thicker leggings that can perfectly hide your skin and ensure you don’t feel so bare. And when you are slim and tall like me, you might want to avoid looking like a clown while dressing up! For me today, I went for no belts! No knots! No tucking in! Just throwing the blouse atop and I was all set! Super over-sized!
To finish the look, I went for a pair of heeled boots to add an inch of edginess to the combo. I always believe that one way to spice up any laid back look is by embracing polished accessories and shoes. I believe that the pair is really talking for me, right?
SHOP THE LOOK
Take this look to: any weekend event, a lunch date, a shopping spree at the mall.
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Anyway, what do you think about over-sized fashion? And do you love my look?
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