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Setting The Trend on Male Fashion: 6 Ways to Style Oversized Shirts Like A Pro

When it comes to male clothing, oversized shirts have made a hallmark in the fashion industry, conveying a sense of boldness and courage effortlessly. Adopting this trend offers men a medium to showcase their style in a relaxed, yet fashionable manner. 

Whether navigating between a casual look or a sophisticated outfit, mastering the art of wearing an oversized shirt stylishly, without drowning in excess fabric, poses a major challenge.

However, with practical tips, you can curate a wardrobe that reflects your individuality while staying on-trend, thereby achieving the perfect fits, and elevating your fashion game.

Some of these tips are: 

  • Style with shorts

The combination of oversized t-shirts and shorts provides an aesthetic that is perfect for warm weather and leisure outings.

It is preferable to opt for an oversized t-shirts that is slightly larger than your body size, but not excessively baggy when styling with a short.

To balance the shorter length of the shorts with the volume of the oversized t-shirt, pay attention to the fit of the shorts. A tailored or slim-fit short flatters your leg, and complements the relaxed fit of the T-shirt.

  • Tuck it in

Whether you are aiming for a smart-casual look or dressing for a formal occasion, tucking your oversized shirt is a powerful technique that can make a lot of difference in your overall appearance.  

You can either tuck in the front of your shirt into your pants or tailored trousers. Leaving the back loose or tucking one side of the shirt into the waistband while the other side remains untucked. Or tuck the entire hem of the shirt into your slim-fits jeans. 

This showcases a clean and streamlined silhouette, exuding sophistication in the process.

  • Layer it up

In a situation where you are dressing for warmth, versatility, or simply to make a fashion statement, layering allows you to add dimension, and depth to your oversized shirt. 

You can choose to throw a denim jacket, an oversized hoodie, or a bomber jacket of different textures and lengths over your shirt for added warmth and dimension. 

To create a visually appealing silhouette, go ahead and play around with the length and proportion of your clothing. For added dimension and texture, you can pair your oversized shirt with a fitted t-shirt or tank top underneath.

  • Roll up the sleeves

Not only does rolling up the sleeves allow for better air circulation in warm weather, but it also adds a stylish touch to your outfit. It is a timeless technique that adds a touch of casual sophistication to your oversized shirt and elevates your look.

To roll up the sleeves of your oversized t-shirt, you start by unbuttoning its cuffs, and then rolling it up just below the elbows. For a more laid-back vibe, roll up a bit higher, creating a slightly rumpled and undone effect.

Rolling up the sleeves adds an element of effortless coolness to your ensemble, and provides flexibility, enabling you to move freely without the restrictions of long cuffs.

  • Play with proportions

By strategically pairing different silhouettes and lengths, you can manipulate proportions to showcase your style. This styling technique allows you to create a visually dynamic and balanced outfit.

Mixing oversized t-shirts with slim-fit bottoms provides a balanced silhouette and adds visual interest to an outfit. Statement accessories like junky jewelry, a wide-brimmed hat, and oversized sunglasses tend to add drama and sophistication to an outfit.

By carefully considering and evaluating the length and size of each garment. You can strike a balance between volume and structure, thereby creating outfits that are both flattering and fashion-forward.

  • Belt it

This styling technique works particularly with oversized button-down shirts, allowing wearers to transform a casual relaxed piece into a more polished look. 

When belting an oversized shirt, make sure to choose the right belt, depending on the outfit and body type. A skinny belt gives a subtle and streamlined look, while a wide belt adds visual interest and drama to the ensemble.

Furthermore, cinching the belt at the waist creates an hourglass shape, emphasizing the smallest part of the body, while belting slightly above or below the waist can create visual effects and different proportions.

In a Nutshell 

The dynamic versatility of oversized shirts in men’s fashion allows for numerous styling possibilities, making them an essential staple in any wardrobe. 

Mastering the art of styling oversized shirts allows an individual to seamlessly transition from casual to formal occasions with ease. 

By unlocking these techniques of styling, men can unlock the full potential of their wardrobe and showcase their unique personalities with every outfit.


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