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How to Master The Oversized Fit

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Oversized clothing is a necessity for autumn /winter. Ideal for layering up,  the oversized trend isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Going supersize can be a legendary choice if you’re looking for a style refresh for the new season.

Do it wrong and you’re in dangerous territory of your body shape looking out of proportion, making it easy to make or break the oversized look. Here’s how to pull off the anti-fit trend without failing…

Choosing the fit

Now more than ever, we’re seeing menswear brands introduce their own oversized range, adding their voice to the growing trend. If you’ve seen a t-shirt in Mennace that doesn’t come in an oversized fit, our tip is to inevitably go up one size to master oversized dressing. Depending on what oversized fit you want, going up a size will skim your body shape without appearing overly out of form.  Going up two sizes more than your standard fit can still be versatile – just make sure to pair with skinny or slim fit jeans or trousers to avoid your overall silhouette looking too loose and sloppy.

What to pair with oversized clothing?

You want to stay away from drowning your frame. Pairing with baggy trousers, shorts or jeans can ultimately make you look shapeless, so finding the right proportion is key. Try a pair of skinny fit jeans and tailored fits which can balance your frame to give that off-duty vibe for day or night when styled with an oversized t-shirt or sweater. For those days where you want to go a little bit more oversized, look towards straight-fit jeans. This, again, doesn’t merge your clothing all into one, but gives a hint to the grunge look which is a key trend for autumn and winter.

Key Oversized Pieces
The Oversized Sweater

Everyone needs one and not just for autumn / winter, this is an all-year essential. It’s a necessity that can break some ground. Dropped shoulder styles can add something more than just an oversized fit and can actually appear more structured when styled properly.

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The Oversized Coat And Jacket

It seems fitting at this time of year to invest in solid outerwear to see you through. Oversized outerwear makes it easy to diversify your style, making it a good option to trial the oversized fit. Opt for oversized utility coats to give a nod to the camo trend resurfacing for the season, as well as boxy jackets and relaxed wool coats that help you go subtly oversized.

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The Oversized Shirt

Need to take it up a level? Oversized shirts are the way to go if you need something a little more smart as opposed to street casual.  This season, shirts in an oversized fit have a solid frame which buffs up your look without looking slouchy. Pair with smart tapered trousers and boots.

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The Oversized T-Shirt

The current weather is no option for wearing a t-shirt alone, but they’re a great basis to jump start your layering. If you’ve got muscle fit, slim fit and boxy t-shirts in your wardrobe, add oversized to keep your basics fresh and covetable. Wearing an oversized t-shirt is effortless. Similar to oversized sweaters, look for a dropped shoulder style to add some edge. Simply add oversized outerwear, ripped jeans and boots to complete the look.

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