Oversized T-Shirt With Vans Sneakers Outfit
Regular readers will be aware that I have fallen head over heels for the oversized T-Shirt trend, once again evident in my latest men’s fashion blog post, this time paired with a pair of classic Vans sneakers. Continue reading to find out how I styled my most recent look!
The relaxed T-shirt style is here to stay, it took a long time, but I am finally on board! After all, you cannot fight the tide forever; sometimes, you have to ride that wave and see where it takes you! I initially dismissed the trend as I mistakenly believed it was just clothing which didn’t fit correctly, whereas the T-shirts have been explicitly cut to get that oversized look. As with all things in life, not everyone has succeeded in getting the oversized T-styles just right. Many brands have failed miserably, while others hit it straight out of the park (in this scenario, high street stores are winning, and premium brands are falling behind). So far, I have encountered a few different companies who are leading the way; my current favourites are listed here.
Buy Oversized T-Shirts At
ASOS | Topman | River Island
For this outfit, I grabbed a relaxed T-shirt from ASOS in a beautiful pale blue marl (purchased some months when I first tested out this new look but has been sitting unworn and sealed since its arrival). I ordered the tee in my regular size, yet it seemed to fit even larger than similar oversized shirts I tried out before. The T-shirt maybe even bigger than the norm, but this doesn’t produce a bad look, on the contrary, I was pleasantly surprised by how the extra roomy fit looked when worn.
I slipped on a pair of women’s skinny jeans from my collection, picking out a pair which I seldom wear from Seven For All Mankind. These washed black jeans have a very low rise, which unfortunately causes the zipper to constantly drop if left unchecked (thankfully my T-shirt was long enough to protect my modesty!). I turned up the hem on the jeans, which gave a unique look thanks to its grey coloured fabric on the reverse, contrasting against the charcoal black on the front.
My footwear option was my classic black and white Vans; it was quite wet and rainy outside, and these sneakers are my fall guys in poor weather, allowing me to not worry too much throughout the day, unlike my premium sneakers and shoes which are in constant danger on days like these! It seems I’m not the only one who is wearing Vans again these days, check here.
I added a few pieces of jewellery to finish off my outfit, namely a bracelet and ring from Emanuel Bicocchi (my current obsession!) and my automatic watch from Omega (reviewed here). It was also the very first outing for a brand new necklace from Gone.Archive, featuring a smooth black onyx stone which is partially surrounded by a deliberately distressed metal frame. I have admired the brand from afar since encountering them on Instagram a few months ago, but it was the appearance of this unique one-off piece which made me finally place my order! Not only is the necklace beautiful, but it also feels extra special when you realise that it is the only one of its kind in existence!
It was raining throughout most of the day (welcome to the UK summer), so we hid inside Wagamama and grabbed some lunch (Yaki Soba Yasai – if anyone is interested in what meal I chose). Once we finished eating, the weather appeared to get better, so we decided to make a move, although we didn’t really know where to go! Fortunately, we came across a semi undercover area filled with glass walls (home to an assortment of restaurants which were mercifully closed till the evening). The location was something different for me, offering interesting patterns on the walls (as seen in the background of the images). Overall I was happy with the setting for the shoot and how the pictures turned out.
What do you think of my latest oversized T-shirt outfit, is it a look you would wear or do you still prefer a more fitted look?