Oversized dressing is something that I didn’t love for a long time, and as has been the case with many trends I fall in love with them when they are almost out of fashion. But my mantra has always been, you should wear what you feel best in, and while while having an idea of trends and whats ‘in fashion’ is always helpful when designing your wardrobe, you should always dress with pieces that enhance your personal body shape and really go with your mood and style. So if I fall in love with a trend and its not all the rage any more but I really find it flattering I wont just discard it because everyone around me isn’t wearing it.
Oversize dressing thankfully has not really gone out of style and over the years I have incorporated more and more pieces into my wardrobe, and I have to admit that one of the reasons is because it is so comfortable! One my latest acquisitions has been this slightly oversized vest from Zara. I have loved oversized vests ever since they started trending, but I could never find one that could suit my frame. I am quite petite and I am not very tall, so a lot of these vests or gilets would end up looking too boxy on me, the shoulders wouldn’t really fit right and they would always be a bit too long. However, this piece from Zara has been a real find and it’s perfect! Its not too boxy but at the same time it still has a very relaxed fit. Its a light fabric, but it still has a tailored feel to it and I think the fact that its fully lined definitely helps keep it shape. You can’t actually button it up, but I don’t mind because I intended to leave it open most of the time and best thing of all its the perfect length!
I was so excited to finally find a gilet that fitted my frame and I think I am going to get so much wear out of it this summer. Here I have styled it with black culottes and in order to balance things out I added a soft tan obi style belt to accentuate my waist, given both pieces were quite oversized. I never thought two oversized and quite loose fitting pieces could look good together, but I think they actually come together very well in this outfit and give it a very masculine, tailored and sophisticated feel whilst the belt and accessories just add a little touch of femininity.
I wanted to keep the whole look monochrome, so I opted for my black Aquazzura Belgravia heels which I have to say are the most comfortable pair of heels I own and are now on sale! And to add an extra touch of sparkle and glamour, given I was going to be wearing this outfit in the evening, I added this stunning jewelled sting ray Bulgari bag which I think just completed the outfit perfectly.
To finish accessorizing I added a few gold accents via my jewelry which paired very nicely with the champagne hold hardware details on my handbag.
This is great look if you are looking to give your summer outfits a more tailored vibe, but still keeping it fairly cool and relaxed for the warmer summer months.
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Waistcoat by Zara (in store)
Culottes by Caramelo (no longer available)
Black Cami by Zara
Obi Belt by Etxart and Panno (no longer available)
Sunglasses by Chanel (no longer available)
Belgravia Pumps by Aquazzura
Imperiale Watch by Chopard (in store)