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The Oversized White Shirt: Outfit Ideas & Style Guide

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Here’s why the oversized white shirt deserves to be the centrepiece of your wardrobe - for any occasion, and any season.

There are few pieces that embody the Atelier Kajsa philosophy as well as the women’s oversized white shirt. 

Whenever you can’t figure out what to wear or you are struggling for outfit ideas - the white shirt is always there! Minimal, stylish and limitlessly versatile; it’s truly something that can be worn all year round, season after season.

For millions of women, it’s already an essential wardrobe staple. Whether you are looking for oversized white shirt outfit inspiration, or are considering adding one to your collection, here’s everything you need to know about this timeless piece.

Key Features of a Women’s Oversized White Shirt 

In addition to the larger size, expect to find a sizable collar, button fastenings down the centre of the shirt - and little else!

The oversized white shirt is all about simple elegance. However, small variations in the design include:

  • Button-down collar vs non-buttoned
  • Front pocket vs no pocket
  • Puffed sleeves vs straight sleeves
  • Variations in the pleats and hem

The Atelier Kajsa Oversized White Shirt keeps things simple with a rounded side slit with detailing around the hem, as well as a point collar, and two back pleats.

How to Buy

What size oversized shirt should I buy?

In most instances, it’s best to simply buy your regular size when purchasing an oversized shirt. The Atelier Kajsa oversized white shirt is designed to fit 'just right', despite the larger size. Alternatively, if you are looking for an 'Ultra-baggy' look, choose 1-2 sizes up from your regular size.

What material is best for oversized shirts?

Although silk can have a wonderful, premium feel - the beauty of an oversized shirt is in its versatility. Cool, comfortable cotton provides a balance of smart and casual for all occasions.

Oversized White Shirt Outfit Ideas

Wear it: Buttoned

The line between 'work wear' and 'casual wear' has become increasingly blurred - and the oversized white shirt excels both as a workwear wardrobe staple and a dependable everyday casual outfit.

A buttoned white shirt ticks the 'smart' box effortlessly - so from there, the choice is yours! Whether you prefer to carefully curate your daily outfit, or simply throw on whatever you have time to find, an oversized shirt acts as a base item for hundreds of stylish outfits.

Wear it tucked-in, or untucked; Wear it with Wide-Leg Trousers, Relaxed Fit Trousers, or skinny jeans; Wear it with pencil skirts, or leggings and high boots. The choices are endless - and it will even compliment any colour in your wardrobe.

In the office, out to lunch, or around the town; the buttoned white shirt will quickly become your best friend.

Wear it: Unbuttoned

Who said shirts have to be formal? There are countless ways to complete your casual look with an oversized shirt - and it’s here that the plain white colour really comes into its own. Pair it with a colourful bikini for sun-soaked elegance, or with a simple t-shirt and skirt for a night on the town!

Holiday - The perfect accompaniment to sunny skies! Pair your white shirt with a simple top and skirt as a light and airy layer. Alternatively, keep it simple and wear it with denim shorts for the quintessential holiday season outfit!

Beach -A stylish alternative to a beach cover-up or wrap, throw on an oversized shirt after your swim and you are already set for the beach-side cocktail bar. It’s also perfect for a simple stroll along the sand!

Bar & Club - For a low-key night on the town, pair your white shirt with a simple sleeveless top and black mini-skirt.

Wear it: Partially Buttoned

Although there can be a lot of overlap between unbuttoned and part-buttoned looks, it’s amazing how a few fastenings can transform a white shirt from holiday companion to smart-casual staple. Here are just a few ways your oversized white shirt can deliver effortless chic:

Everyday Essential - One oversized white shirt, one simple pair of slim trousers, relaxed fit trousers or blue denim - that’s all it takes for the ultimate, effortlessly casual everyday look. Wear your shirt with the top buttons unfastened for a loose and relaxed fit, or half-buttoned with a simple top underneath.

An Evening Essential - The black and white colour combination is a timeless choice for a classy evening outfit. Whether you’re going out for dinner or out until the early hours, it’s easy to combine your oversized white shirt with slim black leggings, leather trousers, or Wide-Leg Trousers.

Singe Button Style - For something a little different, combine a high waisted mini-skirt with an oversized white shirt fastened with a single button. Elegant and effortless.

Unlock hundreds of new outfits with one simple shirt! Shop the Atelier Kajsa Oversized White Shirt here.