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How to layer up this summer yet look cool

From runway to streets, oversized outfits are ruling the roost. Here’s why the trend from the ’80s and ’90s is back on popular demand.

fashion-and-trends Updated: May 11, 2019 09:21 IST
Akshay Kaushal
Akshay Kaushal
Hindustan Times
Layer up this summer with some cool and stylish jackets. We give you a low-down on what’s trending.
Layer up this summer with some cool and stylish jackets. We give you a low-down on what’s trending.(Ranveer Singh/Instagram)

Blazers with slouchy shoulders and loosely-fitted pants are no longer uncool. While women have embraced the oversized trends for a while now (remember boyfriend blazer?), men too are experimenting with wider fits proving that it’s not just the well-fitted tailoring that looks spiffy. And the flag bearers of the oversized fashion are actors like Ayushmann Khurrana, Kartik Aaryan, Ranveer Singh and singer Harry Styles. Actor Kartik Aaryan was recently spotted wearing an oversized T-shirt with loose joggers. Ranveer Singh made a case for oversized fashion when he was snapped in a puffer jacket with multicoloured pants.

So what’s making them shift from sharp, tailored clothing to relaxed fits? Fashion experts tell us the reason. “The only reason men were wary of opting for oversized clothes as it didn’t flatter their physique. But with brands like Dior, Gucci and Pronounce making the oversized tailoring look crisper, the apprehension to opt for something baggy has gone,” says designer Dhruv Vaish.

“A trend returns in every two decades. During the 80s and early 90s suits and shirts were oversized. But then fitted clothes came into fashion. With men’s fashion evolving, wider fits are back,” says designer Gaurav Khanijo.

Styling it right

“Oversized clothing flatters thinner body types and looks great on taller people. If you are planning to opt for oversized clothing from head to toe, make sure you accessorise the look with a chic belt bag or some accessory to add to the look.” says designer Anvita Sharma.

Layer up this summer with some cool and stylish jackets. Take a look at some of the actors sporting the trend: 


In the picture (above):

> Kartik Aaryan dons an oversized T-shirt with joggers

> Anil Kapoor wears an oversized shirt with a pair of jeans

> Ayushmann Khurrana sports the oversized trend in tonal shades

> Oversized clothing flatters thinner body types, seen on this model in P4 (Picture Courtesy: Francois Guillot/AFP)

> Ranveer Singh wears a puffer jacket with multicoloured pants (below)


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First Published: May 11, 2019 09:12 IST

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