Many women associate oversized sweaters and jackets with shapeless “bags” which might make their outfits appear slouchy and cheap. On the contrary, an oversized sweater or jacket can look so feminine with daily outfit options, if styled correctly. It can be a perfect piece for creating bohemian and hippie styles, as well as a casual chic look. There are so many great pairs you can draw from these comfortable and covetable items. So, if are trying to create unique casual looks or want to take your feminine style to a whole new level, keep on scrolling to see how a style blogger fashionably pulled off this laid-back style.
Born and raised in Paris, France, Kenza Glaoui is the style blogger behind the blog La Revue de Kenza which was created in 2008. Described her style as casual, basic, and laid-back, Kenza is a style expert in pulling off oversized pieces such as sweaters and jackets as seen in her daily street style. According to Kenza, she’s better at dressing down her outfits, being comfortable rather than too fashionable as she’s not the girl who will spend her days in high heels.
The diversity of colors and prints on oversized sweaters and jackets is great for adding a statement to your plain outfit. So when picking one, go for options that will be in matching styles and shades with your clothing pieces. You can always pick neutral colors, including white, cream, black or gray, which will perfectly go with any bottom. But, you have the freedom to experiment with bright tones and catchy patterns too.
A printed oversized sweater and shorts combination are the ideal style of modern casual chic looks. Like Kenza, you may tuck in your oversized sweater in shorts, accessorize with a hat, and wear some boots. This style is very youthful, practical, and flirty. Also, a pair of denim shorts is ideal for a casual look. Sporty shoes, ankle, and knee-high boots are perfect laid-back shoes that can be donned on a daily basis. You are also free to try any style of bags, sunglasses, some headwear designs and jewelry pieces.
One of the cutest combinations you can create with oversized sweaters is teaming them with feminine dresses. You can pick a solid or printed casual dress and top it with a jacket or oversized sweater for the unique and memorable looks. Like Kenza, you may wear your fashion runners and sandals as well as sunglasses to polish your look.
Oversized sweaters can also go with mini or midi skirts, creating hippie and bohemian looks ideal for various occasions. You are free to experiment with printed and colorful sweaters with various decorations such as embroidery, and beads matched with neutral mini or midi skirts. As you can see, an oversized sweater can still be topped with a structured jacket balancing the look. If you’re tired of sporting your jacket, just simply take it off like Kenza did. You have the options to wear leggings underneath your skirt, or just simply sport your ankle boots.
In order to avoid creating bulky silhouettes, you might love to pair your oversized sweater with a skinny bottom, such as leggings, skinny pants, jeggings, or skinny jeans. So, they can be perfectly balanced with figure-enhancing tight pieces. Ankle boots, trainers, sneakers, leather over-the-knee boots, sandals or heels will be perfect finishing accessories for such looks. Like Kenza, adding a leather vest, wool jacket or coat can create feminine and sexy looks. If you’re daring enough, you may let your oversized sweated tucked in half and the rest of the fabric loose. Such stylish combinations will make you look casual and chic in the streets.
Be creative and fashionable on styling your oversized sweaters and jacket. So, you’ll get the ideal blend of femininity and practicality and your street style looks will be more comfortable and chic.