Styling Tips: 5 Ways To Wear An Oversized Top

We have several reasons for loving an oversized top and hiding the food-baby is just one of them. Kidding aside, we dig a shirt with swing, ease, and an undeniable comfort value. Sure, it's easy to get lost in tented fabrics and loose fits, but we've styled five ways to rock an oversized top, without sacrificing any shape, style, or sex appeal.
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Cinch It— The simplest way to create a feminine shape with an oversized top is to add a belt at your natural waist. Just be sure to wear high-waisted bottoms, so as to avoid any awkward halfway-midriff-baring moments.
Outfit Image: Mink Pink Cardigan, $91, available at Pixie Market. Products: Balenciaga Mini-Shorts, $252.29, available at Browns; Alexander Wang Platform Ankle Boot, $236.25, available at The Outnet; Acne Cardigan, $253.72, available at You He She; Topshop Enamel Skinny Belt, $28, available at Topshop.
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Try A Tie— Knot feeling the extra-long length? Select a tee with tied-up ends, or do it yourself! Choose a slimmer bottom with a shorter hem to balance the bulk on top.
Outfit Image: Vero Moda Printed Gathered Shell Top, $36.59, available at ASOS. Products: Dorothy Perkins Brick Knot Top, $23.65, available at Dorothy Perkins; A.P.C. Denim Mini Skirt, $135, available at Net-a-Porter; Zara Crepe Ankle Boot, $99.90, available at Zara.
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Let Loose— Don't be scared to mix loose over long. Pick a straight-lined pencil skirt at a calf-grazing length and this overall-oversized look will still keep its polish.
Look image: Rick Owens Lilies Cascade Jersey Top, $375, available at La Garconne. Products:Alexander Wang Draped Cardigan, $579, available at Boutique1; Vero Moda Elastic Midi Skirt, $29.18, available at House of Fraser; Miu Miu Satin Sandal, $1,195, available at Miu Miu.
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Work It— Make an oversized tee look sharp with a sleek, tailored blazer. This black-on-black look with a cropped pant is appropriate for work, not just for play.
Outfit image: T By Alexander Wang Classic racer-back jersey tank, $75, available at Net-A-Porter. Products: T By Alexander Wang Classic racer-back jersey tank, $75, available at Net-A-Porter; Joseph Tanaka Pants, $395, available at La Garconne; H&M Blazer, $49.95, available at H&M; Michael Michael Kors Gibson Platform, $175, available at Piperlime; Warehouse Clean Cross Body Bag, $65.86, available at ASOS.
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Heat Up— Eat your heart out. Loose the cling, but up the flirtation with a mix of sheer, oversized top and skinny leather pants.
Outfit image: Factory by Erik Hart Oversized Collared Shirt, $115, available at Revolve Clothing. Products: Equipment Sophie Silk Chiffon Blouse, $188, available at Les Nouvelles; AllSaints Maisie Bra, $150, available at AllSaints; H&M Stretch Leggings, $31.52, available in-store at H&M.
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