Ashley Graham's Brilliant Styling Hack Just Made the Oversize Trend Sexier Than You Ever Thought Possible
Putting Ashley Graham and "sexy" in the same sentence is basically a redundancy at this point. The supermodel-slash-style-star notoriously makes the rounds putting the sultry in outfits that might register as "basic" on anyone else. Enter Ashley celebrating Gigi Hadid's birthday in an oversize Levi's Made & Crafted denim jacket cinched at the waist with a chain-link belt and worn not with pants but with thigh-high boots. On a scale from one to head-turning, this is "I just spit out my morning coffee" sexy. The real kicker? She managed to make that kind of jaw-dropping statement all without trying too hard.
Contrary to the once-popular belief that minidresses, body-con fabrics, and slinky straps are the key to sultry style, Ashley took what may be the most traditionally "unsexy" of pieces — a giant denim jacket, worn at least three sizes too big — and flipped it on its head. Unbuttoned just to there . . . nipped in at the waist, so as not to hide her shape . . . and finished not with sneakers (though I'm inclined to think even sneakers here couldn't detract from the allure) but with thigh-grazing boots and a Fendi clutch, Ashley, like a fashion magician, transformed something utilitarian into a look that's, well, frankly smoldering. In conclusion, my wardrobe now suddenly feels lacking in that I don't possess my own XXL jacket. You too? Join me here to shop your own.