Goodbye Pants – Hello Oversized Tees!! For the longest time us ladies were forced to choose between Jeans and a Tee, or a dress – there was nothing in between. The last few years have changed that however, as the lines between top and dress have blurred.
Now thanks to our favourite celebs and models it is becoming totally acceptable to wear slouchy oversized tees with no trousers – (providing all your goodies are covered ofcourse)!
TIPS ON HOW TO ROCK THE OVERSIZED TEE
1.Choose the right Fabric!
Yes, it may FEEL like you are leaving home in your comfy XL Tshirt from that super cute rugby player ex, BUT you don”t want it to LOOK as if you are! Avoid flimsy thin materials that are sheer. Instead opt for a heavier, thicker fabric or knit – this will give you more coverage and the garment will “drape over your body like a dress would” according to Teen Vogue.
*Exception to This Rule – is if you are intentionally wearing a sheer or mesh material to reveal your crop and high waisted underwear/shorts as seen on the model below. This trend is so Ri-Ri and not for the faint hearted!
2.Throw on your Fave Sneakers!
Not feeling bold enough to wear your tee with heels or thigh highs? No Sweat! Take a page out of Hailey Baldwin’s book and throw on your fave sneakers for an easy going, effortless feel.
3.Make A Statement!
Wear an ‘out of the box’cut – this will hold up on its own and feel more elevated. Complete the look with some fun, bold accessories. I paired mine with my favourite reflective mirror sunglasses!
4. Add your own Bling!
Take your look to the next level by adding jewellery. Whether its super chunky, colourful bling like Rita, or minimal jewellery – this addition finishes off your look.
5. Experiment with Different Cuts
According to Teen Vogue “Long and straight, wide and boxy, loose at the top, but slimmer toward the bottom — it’s all about finding your most flattering cut.” For frames that are more petite like Selena Gomez, for example, should go for a tapered fit that won’t overwhelm their frame.
*FINAL WORD OF WISDOM – wear boy shorts or ski pants underneath your tee to avoid accidental exposure / embarrassment
GET THE LOOK
LOOK #1 : Inspired by London Street Style
Nothing says cool like London street style. Known for being a fabulous combination of quirky and grundgy, I took the inspiration right from the streets of London. Shot right here in Joburg!
Love that this dress has pockets!
Layers with hints of leather and a mega dose of attitude- I LOVE this feel! An oversized tshirt dress from MOON by Maxine was the base of my look. It’s ridiculously comfortable and showed just the right amount of leg. I paired it with a black leather ankle boot that had a chunkier heel – oh so 90’s! My black velvet choker finished off this look.
LOOK #2 : California Cool
This crisp, cool all white look follows all the tips we spoke about : Thick Material, Out of the Box cut, paired with sneakers and Bold accessories to complete the look!