K-Fashion: 13 Tips On How To Style Oversized Shirts (2024)

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Believe it or not, oversized shirts are the hottest trend right now, especially in the K-fashion industry! They are stylish on just about everyone including famous female K-Pop idols like Red Velvet’s Seulgi and BLACKPINK’s Jennie as well as Korean male actors Byeon Woo-seok and Kim Soo Hyun. Want to know how to style Korean oversized shirts with what you already have in your wardrobe? Read on as we share some tips and tricks on how to style oversized shirts for both men and women!

How to style oversized shirts (2024): An overview

Gender Tip Additional items
Women Pair it with good ol’ denim
  • Denim jeans
  • Cat eye sunglasses
Add a fashionable belt
  • Classic black belt
  • Leather skirt
Wear it off the Shoulder
  • Halter top
  • Bralette
Balance it out with high knee boots
  • Black knee high boots
Tuck it in
  • Jersey shirt
Layer underneath
  • Long sleeve mesh/cotton top 
  • Thin scarf
Men Go baggy
  • Baggy pants
Stay casual with joggers
  • Joggers
Style it up with formal pants
  • Slim fit pants
Top it off with a denim jacket
  • Denim jacket
Jazz it up with a vest
  • Rounded/V-neck Vest
Slay it with a leather jacket
  • Leather jacket
Complete the look with a hat
  • Beret/Bucket Hat

How to style oversized shirts for women (2024)

1. Pair it with good ol’ denim

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You don’t need much to rock an oversized shirt — just pair it with your favourite pair of denim! After all, denim jeans match just about every oversized top and inject a fun summery vibe into the entire outfit. To recreate Red Velvet Seulgi’s look, throw on a Simple Oversized White Tee (available on megablastq6.sg) and pair it with the classic Levi’s Women’s Baggy Cargo Jeans (available on Levi’s Official Store). You can leave your shirt tucked at the front for a more laid back look. 

Oh, and don’t forget to throw on a pair of Cat Eye Sunglasses (available on LOVITO OFFICIAL STORE).This is an essential tip on how to style an oversized shirt as eyewear can serve as accessories to spice up your look while making you feel great under the scorching Singapore sun! 

2. Add a fashionable belt

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Wonder how to style an oversized shirt for women, just like K-Pop singer Jennie’s sultry look here? After all, she does manage to transform a good ol’ slouchy Korean oversized shirt into one that’s sexy and feminine! Simply leave the first two buttons of this LOVITO Long Sleeve Blouse (available on LOVITO OFFICIAL STORE) open to widen up the collar of the shirt. Adjust the shirt such that its collar rests slightly on the edge of your shoulders — almost like an off-shoulder top!

Then, accentuate your waistline with a Women’s Leather Belt (available on Zyodo Fashion). This women’s belt also helps to hold your oversized shirt in place. If your oversized shirt leans on the shorter side, you can wear a leather skirt to complete the getup. Meanwhile, those comfortable with the length of the oversized shirt can simply wear it like a dress, just like Jennie did!

3. Wear it off the shoulder

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NewJeans’s Hanni sure knows how to style a casual oversized shirt that will make you look cool! You can do just the same with an Oversized V-Neck Shirt (available on Ms Fashion Shop) and some alluring bralettes or halter neck tops for women! All you have to do is to adjust your oversized shirt such that it’s hanging off one shoulder. This allows your bralette or halter strap to peek through for a subtle yet sexy flair. 

Need some bralette suggestions? We recommend this DORINA Bralette in Black (available on 6ixty8ight Official Store) that is designed with frilly lace bands — perfect for this off shoulder getup!

4. Balance it out with high knee boots

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You don’t need to be a K-pop idol like Sunmi to know how to style an oversized shirt well for women. Simply strive to create balance in your outfit and you’ll look like a supermodel in no time. This means that when your top ends short (around your mid-thigh) and you’re looking to skip the bottoms, you’ll need footwear such as some knee high boots to balance out the entire look. 

We suggest trying this style with the trendiest Acme De La Vie ADLV Teddy Bear Oversize T-shirt (available on Gravitee Apparel). After all, ADLV is one of the most popular Korean oversized shirt brands among celebrities and fashionistas alike! End it off getting these SAPPUN Seir Square Long boots (available on SAPPUN OFFICIAL) to create a casual chic outfit that’s fit for the fashion runway!

5. Tuck it in

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Still unsure of how to style oversized shirts and tees for women? South Korean solo artist Hwasa serves as the perfect inspiration for these looks! Known for her iconic and daring ensembles, Hwasa sure loves her oversized tees. However, instead of wearing them the normal way, she chooses to expose a bit more skin by tucking in her oversized shirt!

Recreate Hwasa’s bold look with the Tsun Jersey Tee (available on TSUN – The Shirt You Need) or choose this simple but stylish Guess Korea Overfit T shirt (available on SooStore). All that’s left is to complement your outfit with a pair of baggy sweatpants for that blokecore look!

6. Layer underneath

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Another iconic look from BLACKPINK’s Jennie is layering a thin long sleeve cotton shirt underneath her Korean oversized shirt to give an edgy vibe. Your layering piece need not be cotton, it can even be lace or mesh that adds depth to your outfit. We recommend this DC Mesh Top (available on broadfashion.sg) or even this Tie-dye Mesh Long Sleeve (available on langjing1.sg) to bring a pop of colour and fun.

She elevated the look further by accessorising with a black scarf. This Narrow Long Scarf (available on smilelifeday.sg) is made of a silk-like material – keeps the style while staying cool on those hot days! For a slightly thicker option, this H&M Skinny hole-knit scarf (available on H&M Official) adds even more to your fit with its design.

How to style oversized shirt for men (2024)

7. Go baggy 

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Gentlemen, want to know how to style a Korean oversized shirt for your taller build? A full-on baggy outfit, like the one seen on Winner’s Mino, might just do the trick. Oversized tees and baggy apparels give you loads of room for movement. It’s no wonder hip-hop dancers and B-boys love this style! 

Layer the slouchy HFA Men’s Linen Cotton Relaxed Fit Long Sleeve Shirt (available on HFA SG) on top of the Fear of God ESSENTIALS FW23 Oversized Short Sleeve Tee (available on Gravitee Apparel). Fear of God Essentials T-shirts are a must-have if you’re big about street fashion! Slip into the INCERUN Men’s Casual Linen Baggy Pants (available on INCERUN) and enjoy unparalleled comfort all day long.

8. Stay casual with joggers

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Heading out to meet the guys? Go casual but don’t lose out on the swagger with oversized tees and joggers as seen on SEVENTEEN’s Kim Mingyu. This getup is effortless — an oversized Sly Classic Car Round Neck T-Shirt (available on SLY CLOTHING) paired with these Unisex Plain Sweatpants (available on HFA SG). You can easily pull off a hip-hop inspired look by adding necklaces too!

Another trick on how to style oversized shirts with joggers for men is to have matching footwear! Tighten the laces on the trendy adidas Samba OG Black Gum (available on LEFTFOOT SG) and you’re all set! Check out our list of best casual shoes for men for more recommendations! 

9. Style it up with formal pants

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While many of our tips on how to style oversized shirts and tees for men revolve around creating a more laid back vibe, you can actually create a semi-casual outfit with oversized apparel too. Draw inspiration from South Korean actor Kim Soo Hyun’s signature look which includes tucking an oversized T-shirt into a pair of formal pants. This type of outfit is also dubbed the ‘Korean Oppa’ look and will be sure to make your girlfriend’s heart flutter! 

To recreate this smart-looking outfit, pick apparel with minimal prints and neutral colours. We suggest going for the Covernat 23SS Essential Cool Cotton T-Shirt (available on COVERNAT.kr), neatly tucked in a Slim Fit Tailored linen-blend trousers (available on H&M Official).

10. Top it off with a denim jacket

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Want to know another great tip on how to style an oversized shirt or T-shirt that’s suitable for everyday wear? It’s to pair it with a denim jacket! Put together a simple look with an oversized Levi’s Graphic T-shirt, Levi’s 511 Slim Fit Jeans (both available on Levi’s Official Store) and a pair of CONVERSE Chuck Taylor All Star 70 Hi Black (available on LEFTFOOT SG). 

Elevate your style with Levi’s Men’s Trucker Jacket (available on Levi’s Official Store) which will come in handy for days when you’re in the office or school lecture theatres. If you’re wondering how to wear oversized T-shirts for guys, try out this versatile outfit that even EXO’s Chan Yeol loves!

11. Jazz it up with a vest

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As one of the top Hallyu stars, Cha Eun-woo sure knows a thing or two about how to style a Korean oversized shirt! His hat trick? Add a swanky vest! It may be too hot for a normal sunny day but it sure is comfy for the rainy season. Be sure to wear a thinner shirt underneath like the UNIQLO Airism tee that is probably already in your closet.  

Vests can be fun and edgy depending on its design and cut. Here, Eun-woo wears a round collared vest but you can also try this V-Neck Knitted Sweater (available on Shopee Choice Global). These are also work appropriate so you’ll get a lot of use for it especially when it’s freezing cold in the office!

12. Slay it with a leather jacket

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While it might not be the most practical way on how to style a Korean oversized shirt, rest assured that putting on a leather jacket will definitely make you a fashion icon! Just take a leaf from EXO’s Baekhyun! All you have to do is slip on a Casual T-shirt (available on Speedy_fashion) and throw on a NOCTURNAL LEATHER JACKET (available on Nocturnal) over it. Given our sunny weather, we recommend wearing this only if you’re going to be in an air-conditioned place like the office or a cinema. 

To turn your style up by a notch, strap on a dashing Olevs Men’s Luxury Watch (available on OLEVS-Official-Store) or some Magnetic Wristbands (available on POWER IONICS OFFICIAL SG STORE). These accessories will definitely make you look more refined and suave! 

13. Complete the look with a hat

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Korean Actor Byeon Woo-seok’s oversized outfit looks even more suave with the addition of a beret. Recreate the latest streetwear look with this oversized outfit featuring a white drop shoulder 240g Cotton T-Shirt (available on FunPlayers.sg) and a pair of Baggy Jeans (available on SM Unisex Fashion).

To further enhance this outfit, simply top it off with a Breathable Mesh Beret Cap (available on microgood.sg) or the  adidas Lifestyle Classic Cotton Bucket Hat  (available on adidas Official Store). This hipster outfit will definitely give you a cool and refreshing look!

Who should wear oversized shirts?

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Anyone can wear oversized shirts. They are an essential piece of clothing every person should own as it fits most if not all body types. Furthermore, they are comfortable and perfect on days when you feel lazy. Simply throw on a Korean oversized shirt with denim jeans and you’re good to go. In order to make the look stylish, you can tuck the shirt or fold the sleeves in different ways.

What accessories to wear with an oversized shirt?

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Besides the accessories we mentioned above like hats and belts, jewellery is important too. A simple silver necklace or even hoop earrings can really change the vibe of your fit. Some of the best sunglasses in Singapore are exceptionally useful and stylish too. 

Have you figured out how to style oversized shirts? 

We hope this article has given you a headstart on how to wear oversized shirts. After all, there are so many variations of Korean oversized shirts and ways you can style them! For more fashion inspirations, give yourself a makeover with these best hair colours for Asian skin tones. Otherwise, be sure to equip yourself with some of the best Korean bags, best laptop tote bags and best men’s backpacks for school, work and travel!   

This article was updated on 6 July 2024. Additional research done by Chari De Guzman.