3 Ideas for Wearing an Oversized T-shirt

Have an oversized t-shirt but not sure how to style it? Let me share 3 simple style ideas for oversized t shirt!

One of my friends, Katie from JKath Design, recently bought 3 Milk and Honey tees for herself, me and our other friend, Morgan from construction2style, to do a fun photoshoot. Wearing an oversized t-shirt and looking super cute is a lot easier than you think and I can guarantee you have at least one oversize tee in your closet! 😉

When we showed up to shoot, we realized we were all wearing distressed denim jeans but other than that everything else was different!

3 tips for wearing an oversized t-shirt

Oversized t shirt with jeans outfits
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1. Knot It

Knotting your tee is one of my favorite ways to style an oversized tee. This works best on very large, stretchy tees. This could truly be done at any spot on your tee – front (looks great with high waisted jeans or if you have a cardigan or jacket on), side or even behind you!

I’m a big fan of knotting oversized tees to make an oversized tee fit a little better. You can even use a tiny clear rubber band like these if you don’t want to knot it!

Morgan did that with her tee and it looked so cute!

2. Do the Half Tuck

I decided to go with the half tuck since my jeans were high waisted. The half tuck is super easy to do by literally tucking half of your tee into your jeans. It helps you not drown in a too big tee!

This is best done with high waisted jeans, especially ones with detailing at the top or cute button flies. My jeans have a bit of distressing so I tucked it on the side that had some detail!

What to wear with an oversized t shirt - 3 different ideas!

3. Tie something around your waist

And lastly Katie had the fabulous idea to tie a flannel around her waist! It adds a 3rd element to an outfit (think thinks like a jacket, a vest, a scarf, a headwrap, a cardigan, etc) which really ups your style level.

Bonus Tip: Don’t wear sneakers!

The 3 of us are all pretty trendy girls so we love our shoes! Rather than wearing sneakers (which is an obvious choice to pair with an oversized tee), we all mixed up our shoe choice.

Katie rocked a super cute black wedge sneakers from Linea Paolo. They are some of the most comfy shoes around! I have multiple pairs of Linea Paolo shoes and swear by them all.

Morgan wore gladiator style sandals and I wore heeled gladiator booties!

I’m a big believer in keeping things simple and easy. Wearing an oversized t-shirt and distressed denim are just that! And it’s super easy to make little changes (like your shoes, your hair, your accessories, etc) to completely change the look of your outfit!

Milk and Honey is a family-owned, home-based business creating super soft, on trend ethically made tees. They also donate a portion of every sale to Africa New Life’s Dream Beauty Academy, a program that offers job training, childcare, and discipleship to vulnerable women in Rwanda. We love supporting small businesses!
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Learn 4 ways to tuck in your shirt here.

Looking for more style tips? Check out what to wear with leggings or how to wear over the knee boots!

As always, thanks for reading!

About Jen

Jen is a mom of 3 who loves frozen cookie dough, plants and a generous pour of creamer in her coffee. Her biggest joy is helping others find joy in their life, style and home through tips, tutorials and encouragement. She also runs 2 additional blogs. Feel free to send Jen a message or join the fun on Instagram!

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