How to wear an oversized tshirt. I’m willing to bet that I can drop by anyone’s place and find a closet full of t-shirts. I have a ton of them myself. Some I wear almost everyday and others that I wear rarely and probably a whole bunch stuffed somewhere, way in the very back of my closet that I don’t even remember I have. T-shirts are those pieces that I can’t seem to ever throw out. After I’m done wearing them in my usual outfit rotation they graduate to workout status, where I can get another year or so of use out of them.
Looking around, I’m willing to bet that I’m not the only one who has this crazy attachment to the simple tee. Attend an event and chances are you’re going to get some t-shirt swag. Attend a sporting event, go to a concert, complete a professional course and there’s a good chance that you’ll walk away with a new t-shirt. It’s like we’ve all become walking advertisements for one company or another. Yet I can’t help but get excited every time I get a free t-shirt (even if it gets thrown into the “never wear” pile) and when I find that ever so soft, feels like butter on my skin t-shirt, I will wear it out in the first week.
HOW TO WEAR AN OVERSIZED TSHIRT
It’s funny how t-shirts where originally men’s undershirts and now they have entered and cemented themselves into mainstream fashion and even better, they are items that can cost hundreds of dollars. Think of Marlon Brando or James Dean in Rebel Without A Cause and you’ll picture a fitted white tee under a motorcycle jacket. Who hasn’t worn that recently? It’s a classic and will remain so.
Some time ago, I wrote a piece called, HOW TO WEAR A TSHIRT but what happens to all of those oversized tees that you have lying around and don’t know what to do with? Some should probably be donated, but others are salvageable and even very wearable.
Belt it. This is going to be the easiest thing you can do. Depending on the length, you can wear your tee over skinny jeans or leggings and simply belt it for a casual look. If the t-shirt is super long then you might even be able to get away with wearing it as a dress.
Make alterations. Get your creative juices flowing! If the tee is too big then chances are that you will need to shorten the sleeves. This can be done in two ways. The first is to simply roll them up, the second would be just to cut and then hem them for a even edge. Another option is to cut the collar off and wear your “new” tee as an off the shoulder top or a wide boat-neck. If you are feeling really brave then why not pull out the scissors and add some cutouts to the back.
Tie it up. You have two options here: short or long. Simply tie a knot in your tee by your hips, which will look great with a denim pencil skirt or pull it up and tie it higher for a cropped look that you’ll pair with a high waisted, flared jeans. Also, play with where you place the knot. It can be off to one side, in the front or even in the back.
Layer it. Take a page out of a t-shirt’s beginning and layer it under a chunky sweater and your favourite boots for a cozy look. A longer tee can also look great under a fitted blazer, which will add structure and shape.
Tuck it in. For a super casual look, wear your t-shirt half tucked in, half tucked out. Play with your shirt, try tucking it on one side or just in the back. Just make sure you don’t cover your shape entirely.
If you are anything like me and have oversized tees in your closet already and you are keeping them for sentimental reasons and you probably kind of love them and can’t seem to get rid of them then find a way to show them off!
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