Oversize Everything: How to Style All Those Baggy Tops in Your Closet
The fashion motto this fall is "bigger is better," with oversize silhouettes dominating runways and Insta feeds. Skinny jeans and body-con dresses are being swapped for baggier fits in a nod to the effortlessly cool grunge look of the '90s. Jeans are getting looser and sitting lower, and sweaters could practically double as blankets. But one of our favorite ways to embrace the oversize trend is baggy tops.
Flannels for fall are nothing new. Now, however, the chicest way to wear this timeless staple is with a large tunic-like fit. Imagine you're borrowing your boyfriend's favorite button-down. Not only is it stylish, but it's also cozy and comfortable. Consider us converted!
Above all, the oversize look is surprisingly wearable. If you're not sure where to start with wearing baggy tops, look no further than this styling guide.
With a Bodysuit and Sneakers
For a casual but cute athleisure look, wear the Old Navy Long-Sleeve Plaid Flannel Boyfriend Tunic ($36-$40, originally $40) open over a workout one-piece. The unbuttoned oversize shirt acts almost like a lightweight jacket, perfect as the temps start to drop. Our pick for the bodysuit is the ultra-comfy Alo Yoga Seamless Ribbed Mellow Onesie ($118). We like this look with slouchy, chunky socks, like these ones ($35) from Brother Vellies, and a pair of Reebok sneakers ($85). Twist your hair into a claw clip, and you'll be the chicest one at the grocery store.
With a Miniskirt and Lug-Sole Boots
Play with proportions by pairing the Old Navy Long-Sleeve Plaid Flannel Boyfriend Tunic ($36-$40, originally $40) with an itty-bitty miniskirt, such as the Danielle Guizio Micro Mini Stretch Skirt ($170). Lean into the '90s aesthetic by opting for a pair of lug-sole boots, like the Ganni Black Chunky Chelsea Boots ($285). Don't forget to add a pair of basic black Wolford tights ($54), so you'll be warm even on the chilliest autumn days. This adorable 'fit is sure to earn you loads of likes on your obligatory pumpkin-patch Instagram pic.
With Cropped Jeans and Loafers
The Old Navy Cropped Plaid Flannel Boyfriend Shirt ($27-$30, originally $30) has a boxy, loose fit but isn't long like the Boyfriend Tunic. The shorter length makes it ideal for pairing with high-waisted jeans. Go for a more streamlined fit, like the Agolde Riley High Rise Straight Crop Jeans ($198), to balance out the bagginess of the top. We suggest styling this outfit with a heavy loafer, and we adore the black-and-white contrast of the Agathea Chunky Loafers ($248) from Reformation.
With a Baby-Doll Dress
Contrast the edgy vibe of the Old Navy Long-Sleeve Plaid Flannel Boyfriend Tunic ($36-$40, originally $40) with the sweet Sandy Liang Hugo Dress ($650) in a pretty white eyelet print. Size up in the top for an extra-oversize look, and wear it unbuttoned to show off the dress. Cowboy boots, like the Dolce Vita Solei Western Boots ($260), are still absolutely having a moment, and they look adorable with a minidress. Top off the look with the Everlane Organic Cotton Chunky Beanie ($48).