How I Style Oversized Clothing Being Petite

 coat – asos / jumper – h&m / jeans – zara / scarf – h&m
beanie – primark / trainers – new balance 420

This is one of my favourite looks I’ve done for ages, I love wearing oversized clothes but sometimes because of my petite stature I find my sensible head wins over my “just go for it” style head. And I end up going down the conventional route wearing a loose jumper with tighter trousers and vice versa. But I’ve decided to scrap the “rules” and just go for it.
It can be hard to style baggier clothing without looking like you’re drowning in fabric but I stick to a few rules and they seem to work. If I’m going for a boyfriend or girlfriend jean then I always make sure I show plenty of cleavage, ankle cleavage that is. Showing plenty of ankle makes sure my legs still appear to be elongated and pairing them with shoes that are equally low on the ankle will aid in the illusion.
An oversized jumper is a staple for me but again I could look like a child in my dad’s clothing if I’m not careful, now there isn’t much I can do to change how a jumper looks but adding another element can make all the difference. That element is a smart coat, when I say smart I mean something with a little structure and lapels with a classic shape. The clean lines really distract from the fact you can’t see my figure at all but the collar and lapels give that much needed structure to the look.

If like me you are petite, don’t be afraid to try styles that aren’t the norm for your height or frame, experiment, be brave, it’s all about how confident you feel in the clothes you wear.

Oh, do you like my beanie? I’m not usually a hat person because I feel I look a little weird but I love this one from Primark. The pom pom sold me if I’m honest. Are you a fan of an all over oversized look?
Georgia x

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  1. 24th January 2016 / 10:33 pm

    I love the oversized look on others but I can't really pull it off. I feel really frumpy in a whole oversized outfit, so tend to stick to just an oversized jumper and team it with really skimpy leggings!

    I love beanie hats but can't wear them as I look like Meg from Family Guy lol!

    Laura x x x

  2. 24th January 2016 / 11:17 pm

    That's how I used to feel but a little experimentation and confidence helped me not feel frumpy!

    Haha Meg, that's funny, I told my other half that's how I felt in them before I bought this one.

  3. 25th January 2016 / 8:49 am

    I think the oversized style really suits you – the bobble hat is my favourite accessory 🙂

  4. 25th January 2016 / 4:52 pm

    You look amazing! Love Oveersized clothes xx

  5. 26th January 2016 / 8:04 am

    Love the hat….. I think the length of your clothes is really important – if the coat came down below your knees you would immediately look frumpier

  6. 26th January 2016 / 6:13 pm

    I don't know why my comment didnt' go through.

    Well try again.

    This style is really nice, I love the beanie 🙂

  7. 27th January 2016 / 10:46 pm

    I love your look here, oversized clothing really suits you x

  8. 28th January 2016 / 8:19 am

    Love the burgundy beanie, I wish I could pull them off but they don't suit me! Gorgeous casual look x

  9. 18th February 2016 / 6:10 pm

    Oversized jumper looks nice on you. 🙂

  10. 18th February 2016 / 9:10 pm

    It might be just me, but you don't look like you are wearing oversized clothes. You managed to match them very well and create a wonderful look. 🙂

  11. 18th February 2016 / 9:25 pm

    You really carry yourself well, and im sure any outfit would definitely look good on you! will try your styles too! 😍

  12. 19th February 2016 / 12:59 am

    Oversized clothes fit you perfectly! I hate the way they appear on me, mainly because I am plus size. 🙁 LOVE LOVE LOVE those shoes!

  13. 22nd February 2016 / 12:24 pm

    Gorgeous layering! Love it 🙂

  14. 22nd February 2016 / 1:41 pm

    I wish I was petite, I love this look. And the layering looks lovely on you

  15. 22nd February 2016 / 9:35 pm

    You're so cute in that outfit. Haha. I love the bonnet so much!~

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