How to Style Oversized Clothing with The Little Plum/ Fashion Image : Chloe Plumstead
Fashion blogger Chloe Plumstead from The Little Plum gives us her tips on how to style the hottest look of Autumn/Winter ’16, oversized clothing.
Go Oversized This AW16
…and every winter after that. If you haven’t been sizing up your new season items, then the time to start is now. Whether you’re keeping it traditional and opting for thick, boxy knitwear, or switching up the routine with wide legged trousers, these are the items you need to be shopping for this AW and this is how you can nail their styling.
The classic oversized jumper
Fashion bloggers rejoice – not only are pumpkin spiced lattes back on the menu, but the New In sections are now flooded with all manner of chunky knits. From roll to funnel to V, when it comes to the neckline, aim to pick up a range of different cuts, but just make sure you’re opting for oversized fits or compromising by sizing up considerably. If you have the chance I would always recommend trying on items in store if you’re sizing up, to ensure that the shoulders continue to sit right despite the maximised fit. Oversized knits go with everything and still look effortlessly cool – hence their popularity – but nothing beats a good pair of quality denim jeans and some simple black boots. Equally as chic belted over a midi skirt, or tucked in to a leather mini for desk to bar functional style.
Here I’ve walked the classic path, pulling together a comfortable, functional and stylish look for a dreary Saturday morning. Half-tucking the jumper in to reveal a statement belt adds an element of luxe to the otherwised relaxed look, an element which is re-inforced with the leather pointed boots and oversized earrings.
The changing shape of the statement trouser
The denim that dominated SS16 is stepping down to make way for the statement, oversized trouser. Whether this is a pair of billowing palazzo pants or cropped cigarette pants with an oversized frill hem, trousers are coming back in a big way. Whether you’re a trend chaser or minimalist experimenting with shapes, you can make the statement trouser work for you by either complimenting with understated, simple pieces, or matching the vibe and going for all-over frills and embellishments. In the daytime pair with all-white trainers for sports luxe, and in the evening a simple pair of heeled sandals will paint you as a magazine editor in the making.
The return of the buckle belt
Belts are back, and buckles are big. Opt for loud, embellished buckles and don’t be afraid to let a little colour spice up an otherwise simple outfit. Bodysuits tucked into midi skirts look especially put-together with wide waist cinchers, and a shirt tucked into blue jeans can be lifted with the addition of a gold buckled belt. Go high end and opt for YSL, Gucci or Lanvin, or find near-identical dupes in Mango and Zara. Animal touches are big news so snakes and tiger heads are both instant winners, and for those who like things a little simpler, oversized circle buckles and overall eyelets will do the job.
The big, badass jewellery
The closer we get to the festive season, the more often statement jewellery starts to filter into fashion. Whether you’re a gold, rose gold or silver kind of gal, give your delicate hoops a rest and opt for oversized, statement earrings. Whether you’re going for simple shapes in big sizes, or indulging in embellishment with jewels and tassels, pair with softly styled hair and understated clothing in classic shapes for the ultimate in movie-star elegance. And if you can get a shot of you drinking wine by candlelight? All the better.