The good old shirt has gone beyond formal dressing to become an insignia of everything cool. This season, a relatively new trend was seen on the ramps and streets – a buttoned down oversized shirt styled multiple ways! Owing to its versatility, it has become one of the hottest pieces to own. What makes an oversized shirt a wardrobe must-have is its ability to suit all body types and pairings. Here are 4 ways you can style a button-down shirt!
As a dress | You can ditch your denims or trousers if you are opting for an oversized shirt. A safe option would be to pick a denim shirt for this. Wear it like a dress and pair with heels. If you want to incorporate it in your workwear wardrobe you can pair it with leggings and brogues. Layering an oversized shirt under a long blazer always makes heads turn – try that out sometime
With denims | Oversized shirts exude a sense of ease when paired with denims. Try shirts over tank tops with denims for an uber carefree look. Take lessons from American model Hailey Baldwin on how to look suave in an oversized denim shirt when heading out. You can even go for an oversized shirt, half tucked in. Remember to accessorise your look with minimal jewellery to ace the boho-chic look.
With shorts | For a perfect evening glam look, we suggest pairing a pleated pair of shorts with a crisp white oversized shirt and buttoning it only till the midriff. You can add a light blazer to the ensemble to up the style quotient. Take cues from Rihanna on how to pair denim shorts with an oversized shirt. When heading to a beach, you can throw on a light oversized shirt over a bikini as cover up – perfect substitute for a sarong.
With skirts | Be it a pencil-cut or pleated skirt, wearing it with a classic oversized shirt will surely reflect elegance. You can even transform it to workwear by accessorising with minimal jewellery and pointed pumps. When opting for a pencil skirt, do not tuck the shirt in completely, let it naturally fall over the skirt.
IFM Pro Tip | Do check the fit of the shirt before purchasing it | Pay attention to the cuts, silhouettes and the way the shirt falls over your shoulders.