Forget Jackets, This Summer’s Staple Is Oversized Shirts


Let’s take it back to basics for a minute and talk about oversized shirts. The wardrobe staple that will never let you down, these shirts transcend the realm of trends and are a capsule collection mainstay that can be styled in multiple ways.  

The focus on wearable basics and repeatable staple pieces we have seen over recent years has undoubtedly played a part in confirming oversized shirts as a must-have item. Easy to style, comfortable, and often crafted from breathable fabrics such as linen or cotton poplin, the oversized button-down is sure to become as reliable as your favourite white t-shirt. Labels like The Row and Louis Vuitton have fully leaned into the big shirt trend with the former styling theirs over a t-shirt with loose tailored trousers, and the latter opting to style theirs under a sweater vest for a more preppy approach. Elsewhere, Valentino made waves with their bright pink oversized shirt that was paired with a teeny-tiny pair of micro shorts.

If you’re looking to spruce up your outfits with an oversized shirt, it’s definitely worth taking styling cues from these labels and having a play around with layering and different shapes. Some shirts are a lot more oversized than others, and feature both an oversized body and a puffed sleeve, so it’s worth trying a few on and figuring out which shape you feel most comfortable in. The easiest, most pared-back but incredibly cool way to style an oversized shirt is to simply tuck one side of it into the front of your favourite denim shorts for an immediately balanced silhouette. Throw on your big sun hat and some chunky sandals and you’re good to go!

Read on for our top oversized shirt picks!


& Other Stories, £85

H&M, £29.99

Cos, £45

Massimo Dutti, £49.95

KITRI, £115

Mango, £29.99

Scotch and Soda, £119.95

Acne Studios, £310

Solid and Striped, $178

Arket, £55

LMND Lemonade, £115

Faithfull The Brand, $169

Live Unlimited London, £59

With Nothing Underneath, £90

Anine Bing, €179

Stella Nova At The Bias Cut, £169

Resume Copenhagen At Studio B, £90

Zara, £27.99

Toast, £115

Me+Em, £135

Frame, £338

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