Experience Mod Fashion with Equipment Dresses
Oversized button-downs are hardly a new concept, but this season, designers and buyers alike have warmed to the idea. One brand that had been the staple of oversized button-down shirts is Equipment clothing brand. The Equipment Signature Blouse is such a great piece to own because it can be worn a million different ways. The Equipment Signature Blouse can be worn with: a high waisted skirt, shorts, skinny jeans, leggings, tucked into your favorite jeans, etc. FASHIONISTAS Most trendy stores like Equipment Clothing offer the look as an oversized shirt or a shirt -inspired dress. As an alternative, go the cheaper route and raid the closets of the men in your life. Finding these pieces should be relatively easy, but it is often difficult to style them. Use the look with a heavy hand, and being one step away from a hot mess is probable. The first issue is length. If you’re going for a dress look, it should fall about half way above your knee. If going for an oversized shirt look, slim/tapered pants or leggings are a necessity and you’re going to want the length to cover a good six inches of your thighs. Imagine you’re wearing a mini-skirt. The length should go down at least that far. You might want to go a tad longer, depending on the fit of the pants and your individual proportions. The second issue is silhouette. The sheer volume of an oversized shirt often needs to be balanced by cinching the waist with a belt. Take note: retire your thick wide belts. They are not only often overbearing, but have been killed to death! The new belts are skinny and a fresh breath of air. Just take a look at the belt in the first picture. Let’s talk accessories. If you are beltless or using a belt that blends well with the color of your top, a gold or silver chained necklace is a great addition. Also, bangles would work with mostly any top. Just keep your color palette in check. To finish the look, throw on a pair of heels or wedges. As a special touch, the right full skirt might pack extra punch if worn under the top, just pay close attention to proportion. FASHIONISTOS It’s true. Guys often have it easier than girls. If you do not have the money to pay Henrik Vibskov prices, I recommend sizing up one or two sizes. Any flannel will do. It’s that simple. Now here comes the fun part - finishing the look! My number one style tip is balance. If you’re going to do oversized, you’ll need tapered/skinny jeans.
To complete the look, layering is encouraged. The more layers you can accomplish without looking or feeling heavy, the better. An excellent and easy layer example would be to leave the shirt unbuttoned and worn over a tee. On top of the buttondown youâ€™ve got at Equipment clothing, wear a thin cotton buttoned vest; think sleeveless cardigan. To top it off, add a scarf in a solid color or subtle pattern. When pairing multiple patterns, pick one bold pattern and one subtle pattern. Link the patterns with a dominant color. For shoes, just wear some flats.