Now we all know I love me a good mumu, frock, sack, whatever you want to call it. But pulling this shape (or rather no shape) off in a professional environment is no easy feat. So if you want to know how to make oversized "work" appropriate, keep reading!
I have to give myself snaps (name that movie!) for this look in particular. A "shapeless" dress and oversized coat shouldn't work together so effortlessly but done the right way, this look is one of my favorites!
I think there are a few things that make it work. First, although the coat (H&M) and dress (Zara) are a very similar color (head to to neutral, huge for Spring btw!), they aren't TOO matchy matchy. They compliment.
Now overlapping oversized pieces is all about choosing the right ones. The right ones IMO are simple: color, fabric, shape. Although the dress and coat are oversized, they aren't bulky, loud or ill fitting. They are really solid pieces in their own right.
Now pulling it all together, no surprise, comes down to the accessories. This step is what'll set your look from frumpy to fashion. You can see I stuck to neutrals, but I chose a white bag (my new Fendi love - Luxury Next Season FTW!) to break up the camel on camel. And for shoes, another FF fave in a darker camel so again it goes, without matching, which would just make me look like a giant bandaid.
Oh and no, I wouldn't go the belt route. I think the straight lines of the dress over the straight lines of coat are super cool and throw very effortless off duty vibes.
All in all, I am actually obsessed with this look. I think it's a really chic way to work less structured pieces into your professional arsenal. Which I am ALL about! Thoughts? xo