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How to Style Extra Long Tees
We recently purchased some extra long tees from Australian streetwear label https://plus2clothing.com to see how we would go styling them. The thing with having t-shirts that are longer in the body is, you need to know what you're doing to style them correctly OR be quite tall to pull them off. If they're too oversized they can end up looking daggy and like dresses.
Thankfully we have decided to put together a DO's and DONT's guide for how to style them, what to wear them with and most importantly WHAT NOT TO DO.
First things first, if you don't own any long t-shirts the first thing you will need to do is buy some. This DOES NOT mean that you should just go to the local department store and buy a 3XL t-shirt to get the length happening. We're talking about more of a style of t-shirt than just having that oversized baggy look. The tees you should look in to are the more fitted ones such as the ones we mentioned above that you can get for reasonable prices.
If you're not sure what size to shop for a good rule of thumb is to try choose a size that will finish somewhere between your crotch and your knee. Depending on the style you are going for a good extra long t-shirt will generally finish in this area. Obviously if you're taller yourself than it will finish a bit higher and if you're wanting a longer look than it will probably be closer to your knees. DO NOT get one that's going past your knees it will restrict your walking and for the most part look silly!
The next thing you will want to make sure you get correct is PICKING THE COLOR. It can sometimes be hard (especially for us guys) but remember that certain colors do not go together. If ever in doubt go for traditional colors such as blacks, whites and greys as they generally pair with anything. DO feel free to check out a color wheel to help you in deciding which colors pair with what. We have included a decent one we found below:
When choosing what pants go with your extra long tee/s we think it's best to go with a slim fitting pair of chinos or denim. Baggy jeans will have you looking like a daggy gangster from the 90s and unless you're going to a dress-up party intentionally we would recommend avoiding this fashion faux pas. Skinny fitting jeans with a longer length t-shirt will have you looking cool with out making too much of a statement with a loud shirt or the likes.
Another DO NOT is wearing short shorts. Remember that the t-shirt is longer and will likely cover any short shorts/trunks that you have and give the impression that you're wearing some kind of dress, this is not what you want.
Layering is also another good option for styling. This is when you would wear a regular t-shirt over the top of the longer one to pull off more of a 2016 trending look in streetwear.
If you're wanting to learn more about layering and which colors work best than again refer to the color wheel provided. We personally recommend that you look in to contrasting colors as seen in the video below.
And finally our most important tip for pulling off that new t-shirt of yours is to have CONFIDENCE. Wearing clothing with confidence helps you pull it off, if you look or feel uncomfortable in what you're wearing this definitely shows through!
Hopefully this article has helped you. Will be providing further fashion tips in the weeks to come.