Stylish Ways to Wear the Oversized Trend

October 12, 2016

















colosseum-blogger-fashion-editorialIt’s a new season and in fashion, that means you get a clean slate and an opportunity to reinvent yourself – and your closet! Fresh off of the runways across the globe, there were a number of incredible trends that had me weak at the knees. One of my favorite trends that I’ve been dying to try is oversized apparel. Taking a cue from our pals in Japan, it looks like this stellar trend is here to stay and by the looks of it – bigger is better! Too baggy, too long, or too billowy may seem like too much, but it’s quite the opposite!

Now while this trend is definitely on the cozy side, the oversized look isn’t always the most flattering. As the leaves change and fall turns to winter, oversized clothes always seem to find a way into the fashion world. Sometimes it’s scarves, other times it’s cozy sweaters. They key to mastering this iconic trend is to understand proportions – that’s what takes these looks from baggy to chic in a number of minutes. In addition to proportions, there are a number of fun ways to play with excess fabric – experimenting with shorter hemlines, belts, and varying textures. So whether you’re donning a high-fashion oversized coat or a casual baggy tunic, stay on the right path this season by checking out these stylish ways to wear these oversized fashion staples. After all, sometimes more IS actually more!

The Oversized Blouse
Perhaps my favorite – the oversized blouse can look just as (if not more) chic as form-fitting or trendy tops. Oversized fashion breaks all the rules because it allows you to be comfortable and still give off that effortless, high-fashion vibe. Feeling flirty? Try an oversized off-the-shoulder top to combine two of my favorite looks from this season! Pair these tops with form-fitting bottoms to neutralize your look!

The Oversized Ruffle
Its no surprise that the ruffle is the comeback trend of the year, so why not embrace the ruffle in it’s entirety. Opt for large, structural ruffles that make a splash – and the more dramatic, the better! Keep the bottoms slim by pairing a ruffled top with slim trousers, or form-fitting bottoms. If it’s a ruffled dress you had in mind, opt for tights or stockings and a simple heel to give the illusion of height!

The Oversized Coat
If you’re worried that you may swim in all of that excess fabric, don’t be scared. Sometimes the best way to experiment with the oversized trend is with an ultra-large coat. This can feel very high fashion and is always very accessible. Try an oversized jacket that features a super chic fabric or pattern, or amazing hardware to make it feel like a true statement piece.

The Oversized Accessory
This is definitely a way to give your look a WOW factor! While oversize fashion came first, extra-large clutches, earrings, belts, and hats are definitely catching on. Opt for a super large structured bag, or a hat of epic proportions. In order to ground your look, where simpler silhouettes to let your statement pieces do all the talking!

The Oversized Tie
Loving this trend – and it also provides a super cool solution for keeping long layers from feeling like they’re dragging. Curious about how to rock this look? Opt for a pair of separates that features a super cool skirt and top tie combo! It may look a little strange on the rack, but I promise you’ll be wanting to wear it to every major event in no time!


Photos by Fred Cipoletti.

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I absolutely love this outfit. I am such a fan of stripes and bardot tops. Great pallette as well.

These photos are stunning! Have a great day!


That has always been one of my absolute favorite LV bags of all time!!!

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I love all of your Photos!! Just gorgeous!


Isn’t Italy the best place to shoot nice pictures? Yours are amazing!
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The absolute best!!


you’re photos and posts always have this wonderful sense of charm. I agree that oversized clothes if not done right can be so unflattering. great tips


First of all, I have to start by saying that these photos are gorgeous and I love your striped off-the-shoulder top! These tips are so useful and I totally agree with you that the oversize trend can sometimes be unflattering, it it isn’t done right. I love the idea of wearing an oversize coat, and I think an oversize blouse also works pretty well because you can wear cute bottoms to balance things out. Thanks for all these tips, Jenny!


Great outfit! The oversized blouse is so cute! I’m also a big fan of the oversized blouse!

xo, Carey

The lighting on these photos are perfection!!! Beautiful photos, Jenny!



Thanks love!


You’re so sweet!


We were in heaven!


These photos are SO dreamy Jenny! Especially love the ones up close by the Colosseum and the two with the cute little car in the side street!

And this look is gorgeous!! Do you change multiple times a day on vacation to get more outfits in?


Hi love! Thank you so much! These images were so special to us and we spent so much time scouting the perfect locations! And I’ll change a couple of times to get as much incredible content as possible! But not so much that it has me running back to the hotel every other hour!


The photos are amazing! Great style.

xoxo ♡


Thank you!!


I’m not very into the oversized trend. I don’t think it flatters my body type. However, if I wear something oversized I keep the rest of my outfit tight.


Absolutely! That’s the best way to make it work!


This look is lovely on you. I’m tall but quite thin so I always felt overwhelmed wearing oversized trends. I find middle ground by going for something slightly larger but not too big. These are all great tips to try. Thanks for sharing and have a beautiful day.

XOXO, Amy @ Jeans and a Tea

Sometimes that’s the most flattering!


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Such a cute and adorable look for a beautiful day’s out! 🙂

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