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The oversized look is really in trend nowadays, and there are more reasons for that: it looks good on everyone, it doesn’t require much effort to pull such a look, and it’s very comfortable. But, there are some things you need to keep in mind before trying an oversized fit. In this article, you will find all those things you need to look out for, and tips to perfect your outfit, so you look and feel your best when going out. Let’s get started!
Choose The Right Pieces
For this fit to work, you need to have the right pieces of clothing in your wardrobe. I’m talking about your hoodies, crewneck sweatshirts, oversized T-shirts, and your loose pair of jeans, cargo pants and sweatpants.
For your pants, you can also choose a tighter version (e.g. skinny jeans, a tight pair of casual pants or tight shorts), as it will complement nicely the overall look.
I also recommend you choose simple and single coloured pieces, with no flashy designs, when buying clothing, as those are easier to style and make you look more mature.
The Right Colors To Wear
It is recommended to wear neutral colours (black, white, grey, beige, brown and navy), because those are easier to style and match with almost every colour. For example, if you have a grey hoodie, you can pair it up with a pair of dark green cargo pants, or a black sweatshirt with bright blue denim jeans, and so on.
Besides that, try to wear no more than 3 colours, as 4 or more colours will most likely mess up your appearance, and can make you look childish.
Here are some tips to perfect your fit from BecomeThePerfectMan
Tuck In Your Top
If you have a sweatshirt or a hoodie you may want to tuck it in, as it will make you stand out from all the other dudes, and add a little bit of spice to your look.
Wear a jacket on top
You can choose either a bomber jacket, leather or denim one, they will all look good with an oversized look. If it’s colder outside, you can wear a puffer jacket, as it will complement the look well, just make sure it doesn’t make you look too puffy.
Avoid wearing flashy designs
This is a mistake made by many guys, and it will make you look immature. You may get away with a minimalist design on a hoodie, or sweatshirt, but don’t overdo it! Also, the single-colour pieces will most likely work with more colours than a piece with a design.
Try Combining Oversized And Tight Fits
It may be a good option to combine the oversized look on top, and tighter below, as they complement each other very well. Especially when wearing shorts, it is a very good idea for them to be tight, and the top (either a T-shirt, sweatshirt or hoodie) to be oversized.
Don’t buy items that are way too big for you
If a sweatshirt’s arms can’t stay on your wrist properly, or your pants are touching the ground, they are too big. The tops should be 1-2 sizes bigger than what you are wearing, and your pants should be your size, but a larger version (usually you’ll find regular/oversized fit written on clothing, so look for those).
The best outfits to wear are Crewneck Sweatshirt + Sweatpants
The Right Shoes To Wear
You should never forget about your footwear. For an oversized fit, the best shoes are the bigger, bulkier and thick-soled ones, like bulky sneakers or boots. A not so bulky shoe would not suit the oversized look that you’re trying to achieve.
Oversized fits are really trending right now, as it looks very good on everyone, despite of their body type. It is also very comfortable, and easy to style but, you still need to respect some rules, like wearing the right colours, avoiding flashy designs, and using clothing that is not too big. You can also take it up a notch, by wearing a jacket on top, tucking in your top, or combining oversized with tight fits.
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