STYLE GURU STYLE: Oversize Me

As we all know, oftentimes streetwear gathers inspiration from high fashion. We take the looks of these designers and convert them into outfits that are suitable for our fast-paced lifestyles. This week, I became inspired by A Détacher’s fall 2015 ready-to-wear fashion show. The models wore oversized garments in muted tones and had pinned up, braided hair. There were a lot of heavy knit sweaters and knee-high socks, which gave off a schoolgirl vibe. So, how can we take this look from the catwalk to the sidewalk?

I love the oversized trend, especially because I love being comfortable! This quality is essential when running around on and off campus, and especially in between classes. I chose to play with this trend by converting it to summertime wear with a peach, loose-knit cardigan. The jumbo knit allows your body to breathe when out in the heat but can protect you from the cool air conditioning indoors. I paired this garment with an oversized pastel blue V-neck T-shirt. These two items went great together because the V-neck T-shirt had pops of peach threaded throughout the garment, which tied it in perfectly with the cardigan.

It is important to avoid looking frumpy when wearing too many oversized pieces. In order to find the perfect balance, I added a fitted garment into the mix too with these black leggings. They are comfortable, but they also allow the pieces surrounding it to take the spotlight and prevent the outfit from looking too busy.

Like the models in the show, I pinned my hair up, but I kept it out the way with a patterned head scarf that I converted into a head wrap. By tucking loose tendrils out of the way, I was able to go about my day being fashionable and worry-free! I accessorized with a purse and flats that had colors that were found in the head wrap to tie everything in together. I also used silver jewelry to give the outfit a polished look. The runway show featured oversized garments with earthy tones, but I made this trend my own by bringing in pops of color and tweaking it just a bit to incorporate my own style.

Get My Look: 1. A loose knit cardigan. 2. A patterned head wrap. 3. Complementary flats.