This Elevated Basic Is the Key to My Most-Complimented Looks

How to wear a white shirt



Fun fact: One of my favorite elevated basics at the moment is the oversize button-up shirt. The modern classic has been a staple for many over the last few seasons, and it’s quickly becoming my tried-and-true go-to. While I primarily go for the silhouette in white, I recently bought a striped iteration and want to try one of the forward styles in a saturated hue as well. 

Now, there are a few reasons I turn to this basic. For one, it’s so easy to style and can go with so many different items. In addition, I’ve been getting outfit compliments both IRL and on IG when I go for an oversize white shirt with straight-leg blue jeans and fun accessories. Check it out above. I guess it’s just chic and works.

If you wear the basic or want to test one out, keep scrolling to see the stylish outfit ideas that I’m into. You’ll also find great options to shop. 

How to wear an oversize shirt and a blazer



This is another example of my go-to look with the oversize white shirt teamed with light-wash jeans. I also love the necklace for added depth.

A layered look is particularly dimensional (and practical if you live somewhere cold). I'll definitely try this ensemble with the turtleneck, shirt, jeans, and maxi coat.

How to wear an oversize shirt



The compliments will definitely roll in if you opt for a vibrant shirt with jeans and classic accessories.

This is a chic outfit to test out come spring with a tank underneath an oversize button-up shirt that's open.

An oversize shirt in a colorful hue is sweet with ribbed trousers. Comfy and chic.

How to wear a shirt and a blazer



A crisp white shirt and a blazer bring a polished feel to leggings.

How to wear an oversize shirt and a skirt



Want a break from jeans? Consider tucking your favorite oversize shirt into a cool denim skirt.