It's no secret fast-fashion retailers pull inspo from runway trends and design houses all the time. On rare occasions, it's the other way around. Vetements is one brand that brilliantly took their inspiration of old-school street wear aesthetics to the next level and created a 'Vetements effect' fashion phenomenon with its cartoonish bizarre silhouettes and clothes with too-long sleeves and extrawide quarterback shoulders. They're so hot right now. I get it, I love it, and I want in, but I'll say it again, I refuse to pay $1,000+ on a sweatshirt that's not super practical or classic. Maybe I'll change my mind in the future, but for now, in order to embrace the fall 'supersize me' trend and achieve the 'Vetements effect', I'm taking it back to one of the brand's inspiration sources and partner, Champion.
I mean, who doesn't want to rock a top that also feels like a big cushy blanket? Answer: nobody. However, you have to master wearing oversized clothing and understand where you can go big, and where you should pare back; how to balance an exaggerated shape with something else, otherwise you'll wind up looking like a bag lady. I styled my men's XL Champion sweatshirt as a dress and paired it with these Zara over-the-knee suede boots to preserve the sexy.
CHAMPION sweatshirt, ZARA suede boots.
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