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 Hyun Ah and Black Pink’s Jennie as well as Korean male actors Park Seo Joon 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 for making oversized shirts work for you!
How to style oversized shirts for ladies
1. Pair with denim
You don’t need much to rock an oversized shirt — just your favourite pair of denim, that’s all! Denim shorts match just about every oversized top and inject a fun summery vibe into the entire outfit. To recreate Dara’s look, throw on a Loose Hawaiian Chiffon Shirt (available on popularstar) and pair it with the Levi’s Women’s Boy Shorts (available on Levi’s Official Store). You can leave your shirt half tucked out for a more laid back look. Oh, and don’t forget your Ladies Sun Straw Hat (available on Leadbon World)! This is an essential tip on how to style an oversized shirt as a large hat will ensure you look good and feel great even under the scorching Singapore sun!
2. Add a belt
Wonder how to style an oversized shirt to duplicate Jennie’s sultry look? With the addition of a belt, your good ol’ slouchy Korean oversized shirt will instantly transform into one that’s sexy and feminine! Simply leave the first two buttons on this Oversized Blue Shirt (available on finnyfinds) 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 the Gucci Blown-Up Intreccio Weave Belt (available on YC Boutique). The 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 who’re comfortable with the length of the oversized shirt can simply wear it like a dress, just like Jennie did!
3. Show off your straps
Twice’s Momo may be lounging at home but she knows exactly how to style an oversized shirt to look fabulous even when she’s staying in! You can do just the same with an Oversized V-Neck Shirt (available on Mao Women Fashion Shop) and some alluring bralettes! All you have to do is to adjust your oversized shirt such that it’s hanging off one shoulder. This allows your bralette strap to peek through for a subtle yet sexy flair. Need some bralette suggestions? The Cass Bralette in Black comes with cute scallop lace details while the Allie Bralette Set in Red (both available on Reverie Official Store) is designed with frilly lace shoulder bands — perfect for this off shoulder getup!
4. Balance it out with high knee boots
You don’t need to be a fashion model like Sora Park to know how to style an oversized shirt well. 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 high knee boots to balance out the entire look. Try this style with the trendiest Acme De La Vie ADLV Baby Face Black Snow Oversize T-shirt (available on gumset_marhenj.sg). ADLV is one of the most popular Korean oversized shirt brands among celebrities and fashionistas alike! Pair it with the IELGY Over The Knee Boots (available on IELGY Women’s Shoes Official Store) to create a casual chic outfit that’s fit for the fashion runway!
5. Wear it with tights
Still unsure of how to style oversized shirts and tees? Hyun Ah serves as the perfect inspiration for these looks! As one of the biggest trendsetters in K-Pop, Hyun Ah is often seen in her oversized tees. However, instead of wearing them with her good ol’ jeans and shorts, Hyun Ah prefers to switch things up with leggings! Recreate Hyun Ah bold look with the Anti Social Social Club Tee (available on Jshopspreejss) in size M or L. Alternatively, choose this SSUR*PLUS x ICONSLAB Sakura T-Shirt (available on Prettyprincess). SSUR* PLUS T-shirts are currently in trend. Pair the T-shirt with this pair of striking Mulawear High Times Leggings (available on Mulawear Official Shop)! These leggings double up as your athleisure staple and trusty yoga tights when you’re hitting the studio!
6. Layer it on
Layering is the key to expanding the possibilities of your wardrobe. Don’t wear your Korean oversized tees by themselves. Channel your inner hypebeast and match them with various funky jackets to amp up your style! The FILA．kay…isn’t me Collection Women’s Open-Front Hooded Cropped Jacket (available on FILA Official Store) allows you to show off your Champion Graphic Logo Tee T-Shirt (available on Champion Singapore by HYPED.) below. It comes in two pastel colours to soften up your rugged street fashion. Meanwhile, if you’re all about bold cuttings and eye-catching designs, the PUMA x CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS Cropped AOP Women’s Jacket (available on PUMA Singapore Official Store) will tick all your boxes. It boasts a raised hemline and an adjustable chest strap — definitely a piece that will capture everyone’s attention!
How to style oversized shirt for guys
7. Go baggy
Gentlemen, want to know how to style an 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 Levi’s Oversized Safari Shirt (available on Levi’s Official Store) on top of the Authentic Fear of God Essentials Tee (available on FILA Official Store). 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. Casual with joggers
Heading out to meet the guys? Go casual but don’t lose out on the swagger with oversized tees and joggers as seen on Park Seo Joon. This getup is effortless — an oversized Authentic Kenzo Tiger Tee (available on Jshopspreejss) paired with the FILA Korea Collection Unisex Separable Pants Navy (available on FILA Official Store). Tighten the laces on the neon Adidas ORIGINALS Yung-96 Shoes Men yellow Sneaker EE7246 (available on adidas Official Store) and you’re all set!
9. Style it up with formal pants
While many of our tips on how to style oversized shirts and tees revolve around creating a more laidback vibe, you can actually create a semi-casual outfit with oversized apparel too. Draw inspiration from 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] S/S Authentic Logo Tee White (available on COVERNAT.kr) and tuckd into the Under Armour Men’s Showdown Tapered Pants (available on Under Armour Official Store). Complete the look with the Adidas ORIGINALS Superstar Shoes Men White Sneaker FY6620 (available on adidas Official Store).
10. Top it off with a denim jacket
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 the 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 Hi (available on Converse Official Store). Elevate your style with Levi’s Modern Type II 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. Complete with a bucket hat
BTOB’s Yook Sung Jae’s oversized outfit looks even suaver with the addition of a bucket hat. Recreate the latest streetwear look with this oversized outfit featuring a white drop shoulder FILA FUSION Men’s FILA Logo Skater Print Cotton T-shirt (available on Fila Official Store), a pair of GIORDANO MEN Cargo Shorts (available on Giordano Official Store) and a pair of FILA TRACER Unisex Chunky Sneakers (available on Fila Official Store). If you’re wary of the oversized T-shirt looking baggy, fret not, the pair of cargo shorts will complement the top by giving it a more structured look. To further enhance this outfit, simply top it off with a Fusion FILA Logo Bucket Hat (available on Fila Official Store). This hipster outfit will definitely give you a cool and refreshing look!
Have you figured out how to style oversized shirts?
There are so many variations of Korean oversized T-shirts and shirts and ways you can style them! We hope this article has given you a headstart on how to wear oversized T-shirts for both females and males. If you’re looking for shoes to match your oversized shirts with, why not check out these casual shoes for men! Also, pair your outfit with the latest products from popular Korean bag brands like Marhen J and RAWROW.
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This article was updated on 14 May 2021. Additional research done by Fatimah Tasmeem.