Oversized clothing is only becoming more and more prominent in street fashion, even more so now thanks to Kanye West’s Yeezy Season. One of the biggest mistakes people make with oversized clothing is presuming that buying a normal item and sizing up does the trick. This doesn’t work because it just makes it look too big. Clothing that is designed to be oversized is only too big in areas that will look flattering.
Hoodies and Sweatshirts are probably the most popular oversized items, followed closely by T Shirts. This is because they are naturally very casual items so the oversizing does not look unnatural. Additionally, an oversized sweatshirt or hoodie will typically layer better over a T Shirt.
However, it is very easy to make an oversized top layer like a hoodie or sweatshirt look unnatural. One of the main faults people make is having an oversized top half and then having everything else fit slim with low profile, sleek shoes. This makes your proportions look bad as it makes your outfit triangular in shape. Imagine someone who only goes to the gym to work their top half, never their legs. They’d look pretty stupid right. Well it’s the same with clothing.
Below are some good examples of how to wear oversized sweatshirts and hoodies, this should give you a better idea of how to style them.