Let’s be real here, the baggy aesthetic has sparked our interest for several seasons now but just when you think that the once ‘thoughtless look’ involves zero effort, you suddenly come across the fashion maven who clearly planned every detail in his/her ensemble to the tee because for some reason, they look better put together than we do! When embracing the oversized and baggy trend, we recommend that you take note of these basic guidelines which should that you do the most while you look the comfiest.
Proportion is everything
Just because your clothes look a few sizes too big (and probably are) doesn’t mean that you should play hide and seek in them. The most interesting silhouettes come when clothes stand away from the body and the best way to achieve this is by understanding your proportions. Outerwear is very popular when rocking this trend but keep factors of overall length, sleeve width and volume in mind. When pairing a top and pants or skirt together, keep the volume factor balanced by allowing one of the garments to stand out in proportion over the other, this way you will have a clearly structured ensemble without the clothes fighting for attention on the body.
This SUITS you
Classic and refined with a whole lot of fabric. Suits are ever the desired aspects in any wardrobe and this time we’re in full view of the oversized 2-piece. Broader than life shoulders, extra-long wide-leg pants and that excessively lengthy sleeve is what we’re living for. Pair it with a heel, simple top and sunnies- you’re all set. It’s an investment but always remember that you can wear the suit as separates, ultimately resulting in more than one styling option.
Tuck, Tuck and away
A tip to make any oversized shirt or top look even more fashion forward can be achieved with a simple tuck. It helps establish a horizontal line on the overall silhouette of the body and is perfect when you want that not-so-defined waist. Pull the tuck out for a flounced, baggy look.
Keep it Simple with Select Prints
Oversized, full in fabric AND a print? Slow your roll, it’s definitely not as complex as it sounds. Balance out your look sticking to one printed garment in your entire ensemble. Trend clashing is in at the moment be weary of the type of prints, colour and the size factor. Our favourite selection would be a fun spin on a pair of wide leg pants. Printed, wide but functional none the less.
Trust in the Oversized Dress
Do you get a garment that fits the baggy aesthetic, can be worn and styled for several occasions and fits multiple seasons? Most definitely! We’re all for investing in that specific dress that just ‘fits’ the profile. Varied in length, baggy dresses can be worn with boots heels and the occasional dad sneaker but we just love the versatility factor of it!
Layering is key in making the aesthetic work for you. The best part about it is the illusion of the bagginess and this basically means that by pairing a significantly oversized garment with a range of fitted selections, you are able to basically convince the audience that you are rocking the trend. Layers on layers contributes to the overall silhouette and the bigger the proportion, the baggier it is.
Be Sure to Belt it
Similar concept to that of the tuck but in this case, a defined waist is achieved. A belt acts as the navigating horizontal equator in the look and it’s as easy as one, two *click*. We are big fans of the waist belt and feel it’s an essential accessory for the newbie baggy dresser and for those who alwayslove that little bit of shape.