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Oversized T-shirts, three ways

By Gavin Jewkes, 23 July 2014

Like its modestly proportioned brother – the classic crew-neck tee ­­– a fresh, oversized T-shirt is the key to a crisp, casual look, with versatility at its core. But styling up the latest longline, skater or box-fit tee can seem problematic at first glance thanks to the near dress-like length on some cuts.
 
But we’re here to debunk that myth and turn it on its head. Here's three different (yet equally handsome and downright wearable) ways to pull off oversized like a pro. Take a look…

oversized t-shirts, three ways

Picture: ASOS

Street

This whole oversized thing is rooted in American street culture, so it should come as no surprise that wearing a longline T-shirt with a pair of low-slung basketball shorts is probably the most authentic-looking way to wear the trend. Add a pair of brilliant white high-tops to punctuate all that black.

oversized t-shirts, three ways

Picture: ASOS

Smasual

Is this the kind of outfit you’d wear to a job interview? Perhaps not. That said, worn with a pair of cropped charcoal trousers and some black derbies or brogues, an oversized T-shirt holds its own as part of a smart/casual ensemble.

oversized t-shirts, three ways

Picture: ASOS

Casual

Serve up a feast for the eyes by wearing your T-shirt with a shirt tied around your waist. In the fashion world, this is what’s known as playing with proportions and your ‘silhouette’. In the real world, this is just a shortcut to looking good, while quietly asserting yourself as the most stylish member of your friendship group. Boom.

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