Get the urban look with oversized tops
An oversized T-shirt or top is one of the ultimate casual pieces. Sling it on over a pair of jeans and hit the streets for a chilled-out weekend. This is ideal for those days when you don't care about looking sexy – but don't worry, you can still appear fashionable and well put together in your baggy top. The key is in the styling. Oversized tops and an old pair of tracksuit bottoms will look sloppy – but with a bit of care, you can make this classic item the heart of a fashionable outfit.
How to choose an oversized T-shirt
The key to choosing a baggy top is to find the right size. Don't just buy a larger size or a man's top – it won't give you the look you're going for. You need to find a top that is designed to be worn oversized; if not, it won't fit around the shoulders and will hang awkwardly. When selecting an oversized top, you might want to go for a plaid. This is a classic, retro look that has been popular for decades and will never go out of style! For a T-shirt, this is a great chance to pick up one with a bold graphic design. A plain, solid colour doesn't always work and can swamp your figure.
Staying feminine in your oversized top
How can you properly style baggy tops to make them work for you? The key to a successful outfit is all about proportion. If you've got a lot of volume on the top half of your body, you'll want to keep the bottom half more fitted. Pair an oversized top or T-shirt with your favourite skinny jeans or, in summer, perfectly fitted chinos. For an extra feminine touch, go for a miniskirt, and keep things casual with some funky, fashionable trainers – the bigger the better! If you're wearing it with a baggy T-shirt, try partially tucking it in. A half-tuck is a fun, modern look that ensures you'll look perfectly put together, without being overly groomed. An oversized top can be worn open, with the sleeves rolled up, over a fitted T-shirt, vest top or cami. Just remember to keep things tight on your legs, or you could end up looking too 1990s and baggy all over!