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E.L X JINN - The SKIRT Edition

How To wear an oversized T-Shirt with a skirt

"My style hasn't come from playing it safe.

Throughout my life I have played, experimented and done some seriously weird sh*t with my look and some things I look back at and go...what the hell was I thinking????

But from experimenting, trying new and different things and activating my ideas and inspiration, I have brought my true style to life in the most unique and original way.

And I feel that most of the time I get it right. And to be honest, that's all that matters - that I feel that way. That's probably the key to pulling off your style - loving it, owning it and showing up in the world like you're a fuck*ng style superstar.

So my greatest advice for you is play, explore, be adventurous, experiment and just have fun with it. Life is too short to play safe with style.

Go forth and conquer your vibe!!"

~ Xx Elle Lavon

As always, I love to answer your questions and one that has come up a lot for us has been...

How to wear an oversized T with a skirt?

To be honest with you, I actually don't really wear skirts...BUT... as soon as you challenged me to answer this burning question, I was so excited to get to it because any time I get to have fun with my JINNs it sends me to my happy place and truly makes my creativity EXPLODE.

It was such a pleasure making this one for you.

So, let's get to it:

#1 - Accessories!

You will always look and feel amazing when you explore and define your style with what makes it tell your story.

In my last blog, I explained how applying the principles of the Style Archetype helps you create your own unique look.

It's about understanding the different aspects of your personality and translating that into visual cues that express who you are.

For me, it's all about the accessories.

Accessories, JINN E.L X JINN, How to wear an oversized t with a skirt

#2 - Fit

Creating a style that makes you feel like you're rocking it has a lot to do with the way clothes fit your body.

I love oversized styles and JINN is something I wear loose and baggy if I'm wearing pants, but with a skirt it makes you look like a sack of potatoes. Not a look I personally go for.

So, if you want to learn how to create beautiful shapes that make your JINN (or any T-Shirt) look awesome with a skirt, here are a few important tips:

  • Your T-shirt should skim your body but not be too tight or too loose. In the video below you will see my little trick on how to minimise excess fabric to create a flattering waistline.
  • Sleeves that come down to your waist will create a horizontal line giving the illusion of no waist, so adjust your sleeves and bring them up.
  • If you have a large bust make sure your sleeve isn't sitting in line with your bust. This draws a horizontal line across that area drawing attention to it and giving it the illusion of being even bigger. 

#3 - Options

In this blog, I have styled the JINN with one style of skirt and a cowboy boot.

BUT

Other skirt styles this would 100% work with beautifully (they need to fit nicely on the waist):

  • Miniskirt
  • Maxi skirt (full length)
  • Midi skirt (mid-calf length)
Other shoe styles I would recommend:
  • Vans or converse for the sporty/natural girls (except with a maxi length skirt)
  • High heel wedges
  • Hipster lace-ups
Style Styling Stylist How to wear A tshirt with a skirt Elle Lavon Stylist

#4 - (My favourite of all) Explore and Play

My style hasn't come from playing it safe.

Throughout my life I have played, experimented and done some seriously weird sh*t with my look and some things I look back at and go...what the hell was I thinking???? (OMG one day I might even share my greatest Faux Pas. What do you think? Should I? DO you want to see my greatest style fails?)

But from experimenting, trying new and different things and activating my ideas and inspiration, I have brought my true style to life in the most unique and original way.

And I feel that most of the time I get it right. And to be honest, that's all that matters - that I feel that way. That's probably the key to pulling off your style - loving it, owning it and showing up in the world like you're a fuck*ng style superstar.

So my greatest advice for you today is play, explore, be adventurous, experiment and just have fun with it. Life is too short to play safe with style.

Go forth and conquer your vibe!!

Here's a video of how I created the look for this campaign, inspired by a visit to a garage sale where I found American style belts and decided to wear them all at the same time, combined with cowboy-style accessories:

In these blogs and videos, I show you how I style things my way and give you advice on the principals of style. Now it's up to you to adapt them and make them your own.

  • What I would love to hear and see from you is how you're using these ideas in your style. So comment, share and send me photos, tag me in your social media and send me messages with your cool stuff!!
  • Also - send me style and JINN questions about what you want help with.

With Love Always

Xx

E.L

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