5 Ways To Rock The Oversized Look

I love the oversized look! Loose clothes are comfortable, casual and great in every single way. But going oversized means you run the risk of appearing like you’re drowning in your clothes, and a little too comfortable. So here are my top five tips for rocking the oversized look.

5 Tips To Rock The Oversized Look by Stella Asteria - Wearing oversized short, asymmetrical skirt, Louis Vuitton Palm Springs backpack, Chanel slingbacks and cat-eye sunglasses - Spring Style Inspiration

How To Rock The Oversized Look

#1 Stay near your size

An oversized look doesn’t mean you have to buy clothes that are several sizes too big for you. This might work for some outfits, but generally such pieces will look oversized in the wrong places too, for example at the shoulders. A good rule of thumb is to stay within two to three sizes of your standard size, in order to avoid an unflattering and excessive bagginess.

#2 Pay attention to the details

When you wear an oversized look, it’s important to have some sort of a focal point so you don’t get lost in a big mass of fabric. I prefer to accessorize my loose outfits with subtle accents like dainty jewelry, and to stay away from details that might add extra bulk to the whole look, like heavy embroidery and chunky belts.

#3 Play with shapes

Oversized doesn’t mean shapeless. Adding a belt over an oversized chunky sweater, or tucking your top into your pants or skirt, can create a very beautiful silhouette.

#4 Show some skin

Being casual and comfy in loose clothes, doesn’t mean you want to look like a potato sack. A glimpse of an ankle or shoulder like I did with my outfit, can make a huge difference.

#5 Pick texture carefully

The texture of your clothes makes all the difference in the overall finish of an oversized look. Chunky textures might make you look larger than you really are, while thin and silky textures might appear shapeless. A balanced combination of both thick and thin materials is the key in my opinion.

 

What about you? Do you like wearing oversized outfits? Do you have any tips on how to rock one? Don’t be shy, let us know in the comments!

Happy Monday & thanks for stopping by!

 

SHOP MY LOOK:

Asos top (similar here & here)

H&M skirt

Louis Vuitton bag

Chanel shoes (affordable version here)

Adam Selman x Le Specs sunglasses

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22 Comments

  1. Jo
    28/05/2018 / 18:05

    Temperatures here have climbed to 28deg. C. So this post is just in time. I am in need of loose fitting tops like the one you are wearing mainly to fit over the harness I have to wear for another 4 to 5 weeks. I am in agreement with all that you write. I am hating looking like a sack of potatoes. I am loving your skirt, too. It looks very cooling.
    Jojo xoxo

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      29/05/2018 / 11:49

      So glad you like it darling! Hope the harness is no9t too hot for this weather! Here it’s so hot, I stopped wearing my special equipment haha 🙂 Hope you’re having a great start to the week! xoxo

  2. 30/05/2018 / 13:43

    Dear Stella, this is such an appropriate outfit for summer, your styling is always on point darling. Loving the printed skirt, so pretty. Have a fabulous day!

    xoxo
    Lovely
    http://www.mynameislovely.com

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      31/05/2018 / 12:09

      So glad you like it Lovely! Have a wonderful day! xoxo

  3. 31/05/2018 / 05:32

    Nice tips dear. Texture indeed, plays a huge part. I love mixing and matching, thin and silky textures are my go-to. They feel light and breezy, really comfy.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      31/05/2018 / 12:09

      You are the queen of mix & match Jessica! <3

  4. 31/05/2018 / 15:37

    You look so pretty in this printed skirt and oversized look. Those accessories are amazing and you have nailed this oversized look making it so chic! I love your tips. I always have to stay pretty close to my size and bare at least one of my shoulders in the oversized top. For myself, I like to stay as light as possible for oversized looks so that it doesn’t come off too heavy. Definitely makes me look like I’m drowning in my clothes otherwise lol

    Xo,
    Miki

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      31/05/2018 / 22:16

      So glad you like it my babe! xoxo

  5. 31/05/2018 / 16:59

    I love oversized looks! But as it’s easy to go wrong with it, there are some rules to follow and your tips are spot on! You look gorgeous, great styling and stunning photography! I want this skirt 🙂 xoxo
    Magda

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      31/05/2018 / 22:16

      Thank you Magda! xoxo

  6. 31/05/2018 / 17:38

    What a gorgeous, breezy, cool look for summer! I think you’ve really nailed this by showing some shoulder and leg; it looks super on you. You’ve inspired me to look in my own closet and see how I can make this work! xx

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      31/05/2018 / 22:15

      So glad you like it my friend! I am sure you will make it work! xo

  7. 31/05/2018 / 17:59

    I’m definitely a comfy cozy dresser, so I adore the oversized look. BUT, I also suck at dressing myself so I tend to get lost in the clothes haha. These are great tips for doing it well! I think showing a little skin is so key.

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      31/05/2018 / 22:15

      Haha I’ve been there too Susie! Thanks for stopping by! 😉

  8. Andrea
    31/05/2018 / 19:53

    Loved these tips!! I always find oversize pieces to look super edgy and interesting!

    Amazing outfit!!

    Andrea.

    Seize your Style

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      31/05/2018 / 22:14

      Thanks Andrea! xo

  9. 01/06/2018 / 18:56

    These are great tips! I love the oversized look. U nailed it perfectly

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      01/06/2018 / 18:57

      Thank you Nicole! xx

  10. Ashh
    04/06/2018 / 14:01

    I love your style. You are rocking this oversize top look beautifully. I love a bit of lace show through top. Adds some detail and something for imagination.

  11. 05/06/2018 / 05:15

    You’re totally nailing this look. I’m always hesitant with the oversize trend since I’m so short. But I’ve gotta take some risks right?!

    xx Yasmin

  12. 06/06/2018 / 03:48

    These tips are so useful! Great look

  13. 06/06/2018 / 17:03

    I always love an oversize fitting pieces!

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