Oversized t-shirts are often worn for a casual and relaxed feel. But there’s a difference between messy and casual. If you look closely while walking the streets, you’ll occasionally see someone wearing an oversized t-shirt and looking good for some reason. Uncovering the mysteries is the main purpose of this blog post. I’ve rounded up some of my favorite ways to style an oversized t-shirt and I think you’ll find these tricks useful.
Oversized t-shirt with gray print and boyfriend jeans
A classic but counterintuitive way to wear a shirt is to make it smaller? You can do this by doing two things, roll up your sleeves and tuck your t-shirt in. By your t-shirt, I mean it only partially with a hint of randomness. This outfit is the perfect example of this trick. Just wear an oversized gray print t-shirt as described for cuffed boyfriend jeans. Complete the outfit with elegant strappy sandals.
Black oversized t-shirt with black skinny jeans
Another trick for styling the oversized t-shirt is to compensate for the looseness of the t-shirt for the top with tight-fitting pieces for the bottom. Items like skinny jeans, leather pants, and leggings work perfectly in such situations. A good example is wearing a black oversized black t-shirt with black skinny jeans. Complete this elegant casual outfit with suede boots.
Knot the oversized t-shirt
I mentioned that one way to look great with an oversized t-shirt is to make it smaller, and knotting the t-shirt can do just that. This outfit stands out not only because it uses the knot tee trick, but also because of the creative use of strong color contrast. For the top, simply wear an oversized knotted gray t-shirt. Team it with contrasting light yellow jeans. Trust me, the two colors actually go well together. It is trust that you must achieve this.
Partially tuck the oversized t-shirt into a white skirt
For a boho look choose a white boho mini skirt. Wear a sturdy gray oversized t-shirt and tuck it partially up the skirt. Complement his simple but beautiful outfit with sandals.
Tie a shirt or jacket around the oversized tee
This outfit reveals another trick for styling an oversized t-shirt. The trick is to tie a shirt or jacket around your waist over the t-shirt. For example, wear a white printed t-shirt and tie a denim shirt around your waist. Black leggings and white sneakers are a good choice to complement this outfit. By the way, if you are interested in outfits with a similar style, read our other blog post about tie-around-the-waist outfit ideas.
Wear it as a t-shirt dress with denim shorts that barely show
There is a little difference between the oversized t-shirt and the t-shirt dress. The t-shirt dress is usually just a few inches longer, making you comfortable without shorts. To wear an oversized t-shirt like a shirt dress, jean shorts must be worn with it. For example, this outfit consists of a white oversized t-shirt, barely-there denim shorts and black oxford shoes.
Knotted V-neck t-shirt and white skinny jeans
For a minimalist and refreshing gray and white outfit that’s especially suited to springtime vibes, you can simply wear a gray knotted v-neck t-shirt and white skinny jeans. Pair the pieces with white sneakers to look relaxed and casual or with gray ballet flats to look more elegant.
Wear it as a dress with an oversized green bomber jacket
If you want to wear a jacket over an oversized white t-shirt, a green bomber jacket is a good choice. Just wear the white t-shirt with the green oversized jacket. As mentioned before, I like the idea of wearing jeans under the t-shirt, even if it hardly shows. Add elegance and character to the outfit by wearing white lace-up ankle boots.
Wear it with black leggings and ankle boots
Here is another example of the wide top narrow bottom trick that will make you look casual and stylish. Wear an oversized white t-shirt with black leggings. Complement the outfit with suede boots. For more outfit ideas for similar shoes, check out our other blog post on suede boots.
Tuck White T Shirt In & Tie a Jacket Around Your Waist
This outfit shows what it looks like when you both put on your t-shirt and tie a jacket around your waist. The result is a sleek and elegant look. The outfit consists of the white oversized t-shirt, short black skinny jeans, the shirt tied around the waist and gray slip-on canvas sneakers.
Wear yours with a denim jacket and shorts
If you’re a denim fanatic, you must have known by now that an interesting way to style denim clothes is to wear denim on top of denim. We have a more in-depth blog post on how to wear denim-on-denim if you’re interested. Going back to that outfit idea, this outfit shows that denim goes pretty well with denim with an oversized t-shirt. Just wear a white t-shirt with denim shorts and a denim jacket. Wear sneakers to complete the casual street look.
Wear it as a t-shirt dress with a denim jacket
So there are the tricks and secrets of how to style an oversized t-shirt. For me, oversized t-shirts are things I just want to explore further, and I always find an interesting and good-looking way to style them. Most importantly, I enjoy treating myself to little surprises here and there. I highly encourage you to try some of the outfit ideas above. In fact, they are easy to peel off.