How To Wear Slouchy Pieces And Look Totally Put Together
The oversized look has eclipsed its sloppy reputation and has emerged totally fashion-forward (shout out Mary-Kate Olsen drowning in peacoats while handling the biggest bags we’ve ever seen while looking entirely on point). With a stamp of stylish approval, what’s not to love about extra-roomy pieces that feel as comfortable as pajamas? Pairing relaxed culottes with an oversized tee or throwing on a generous sack dress feels like heaven, but can raise some internal concern: Do I look lazy?
Are my co-workers going to think I just rolled out of bed for this meeting?
We’re here to quell those thoughts with expert advice on doing the slouchy look with panache, because, yes, you can wear oversized pieces and look totally put together — so what’s stopping you?
Three Expert Tips
Shoes make all the difference. Offset a slouchy look with strappy sandals or sleek slides to elevate your outfit from ‘laundry day ’to work appropriate (and happy hour-ready).
Go monochrome. Wearing variations of a single hue from top to bottom has the magical power to make your slouchy style look hella chic. Brooklyn-based designer, Ilana Kohn, masters this season after season.
Fit counts. Wearing oversized pieces doesn’t mean you have to completely lose sight of having a silhouette: loose pants should still fit at the waist and shoulder seams still matter.
Now that you’re primed and ready to go, get to shopping with our edit of perfectly oversized-yet-appropriate pieces to meet your comfort needs.
The drop crotch pant is better than ever. With a structured cut and beautiful drape, these oversized trousers have give M.C. Hammer a run for his money.
Made from lightweight crinkle cotton, this dress is as airy as a mini but WAY more forgiving.