Trend To Try: Oversized
Flashback about 10-15 years ago when rappers wore XXXL tees… Remember how horrible that was? Men decided to wear t-shirts that were definitely 4 sizes too big for them. Which lead to a shift for slim silhouettes and where some guys took it too literal. Purchasing shirts in “schmediums”.
A few seasons back, designers were creating shirts that were fitted but exaggerated in length or altered the proportions slightly. Thanks to designers like Ricardo Tisci and Alexander Wang, they updated the oversized trend. Many retail brands like Topman, ASOS, Zara, and Urban Outfitter now sell various t-shirt fits. Longline, Oversized, Skater, Boxed, and Relaxed are the different types of fits. This trend works best with a pair of slim of skinny pants to offset and contrast against the loose top. Think of proportions when deciding how and which one to buy and wear. Wearing it as a layering piece works too. Pick a longline tee to wear underneath one your favorite graphic tees. Or let it hang below your jacket or sweater hemline. Oversized sweaters and jackets are also an option to think about too.
Deciding to take this trend on the dressed up route? Don’t be afraid to wear it with a blazer or suit. Brands are even producing button downs with a similar cut. This trend isn’t for everyone and you will hear some people criticize it. If you are considering on trying the trend, look at street style photos instead of celebrities, runway shows, or fashion campaigns and editorials. It gives off a more urban vibe and can be an easy update to your wardrobe. Buying a few oversized tee’s is the most easy and affordable way to wear this trend.
- Dominique Brillantes