Say goodbye to restrictive overcoats and enjoy some cozy and comfy oversized jackets this fall!
If the word “oversized” strikes fear into your heart – you’re not alone. Oversized fits can easily overwhelm small frames and add unwanted pounds. Therefore, confidence is a little harder to come by when styling larger fits. The trick is to layer mindfully so that your proportions are balanced. In short, wear fitting bottoms to balance an oversized top and vice versa. After that, you can play around and create fun combinations, even breaking the rules occasionally.
But what if you don’t like oversized fits? Why should you CARE?
Understanding how to style oversized fits – jackets or not – will give you practice in finding what looks great on your body. There are styles that I’ve sworn off completely in the past, only to adopt them a year or two later. Plus, if you like the style even a little bit, it will help you understand your preferences and save you time shopping. Not surprisingly, oversized fits are pretty easy to come by in thrift stores. This increases your buying and styling options, further creating a style that is uniquely your own.
Below is a round-up of some oversized jackets that can easily be layered for fall and into winter. Running with popular fabrics like the ever-cozy sherpa, you’ll be excited to try the different outfit combinations. In addition, you can play around with other material trends like leather and corduroy.
Even if these jackets aren’t exactly your jam, you can still practice styling oversized items. Pop into your local thrift store or favorite retailer and spend time styling oversized pieces. It takes time and practice to know what you feel looks good on you. In other words, don’t be afraid to invest a little time in your wardrobe this season. It pays in confidence, compliments, and overall attitude!