Fashion Over Reason: Oversized

Sunday, August 17, 2014


Fashion Over Reason, Upper West Side brownstone, New York City tree-lined street, summer days, fashion blogger, style blogger, black & navy

One of my favorite things about fashion is that it's really fun to play around with it. Nothing gets me going quite like proportion play and the thought of being able to strike the perfect sartorial balance by pairing unexpected items together. It's all about creating a middle ground for pieces that are otherwise on very different ends of the spectrum.

I've spoken before about my aversion to bodycon and I suppose it's a recurring theme because it's intrinsically part of my style DNA, but here I go again in a getup that is nothing if not far from my flesh. These oversized, baggy trouser bermuda shorts are actually quite dressy, but the fact I float in them attributes them a fun sk8er grrrl quality. Instead of trying to tailor them into a seamless fit, I embraced their largeness and figured, while I was at it, why not go large on top too?

Giving things a lift (literally) and balance are all four inches of my trusty mules. It's kind of like, girl at the skate park goes to Lincoln Center.

Messy blond hair, deep hair part and flip, golden hour, New York City, Ray-Ban Aviator sunglasses, denim tunicBrick church on the Upper West Side, New York City, Zara denim chambray tunic, Tibi oversized bermuda shorts, Nina Ricci navy blue satin slides or mules, what I wore, fashion blogger, NYCUpper West Side brownstone tree-lined street at golden hour, New York City, black & navy outfit, Nina Ricci satin mulesHélène Heath from Fashion Over Reason, New York City during golden hour, Ray-Ban green/gold aviators, layered gold chain jewelry, vintage cross, elephant charm by Verameat, denim chambray topOversized clothes, denim & black, Zara chambray denim top, Tibi bermudas, Upper West side, New York City, summer eveningsSitting on a brownstone column, Upper West Side, golden hour, New York City, summer nights, fashion blogger, style blogger, denim, satin mules, Zara, Tibi, Nina Ricci, Ray-BanZara denim chambray tunic top, gold layered necklaces, vintage cross, Ray-Ban aviatorsMessy blond hair, bed head bob, layered gold chain jewelry, stacked rings, Verameat, Finish the outfit, denim chambray tunic, brownstone steps in New York CityLayered gold jewelry, long vintage cross pendant, Verameat elephant chain, vintage stacked ringsChilling on the stoop of a brownstone, gold jewelry, denim and black outfit, New York City, messy blond hairHair twirling on the Upper West Side, tree-lined street, beautiful row of brownstones, summer chillin, denim & black outfit, satin mulesZara denim top, Tibi oversized black dressy bermuda shorts, Nina Ricci satin slides mules
Photos by Ian Rusiana

Top - Zara (cool and similar right here)
Bermudas - Tibi (similar)
Slides - Nina Ricci (these are also exquisite)
Sunglasses - Ray-Ban
Cross chain - Vintage (belonged to my grandmother) (this one is similar)
Elephant chain - Verameat (very similar)
Stacked rings - Chic Peek
Black stone gold ring - vintage (also belonged to my grandmother) (this one is awesome)

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Unknown said...

You're such a babe and I adore your style. I used to be all about the bodycon, but the last year has definitely turned me into the biggest manrepeller, who hardly ever wears anything else than oversize everything :D

Jasmin xx

Melissa said...

Love the style, it looks amazing on you :)


Unknown said...

Great shots! I love your denim top! ♥


Lisette Pool - 24/7 STYLISH said...

Love this look! & the pictures turned out really great!!

Samantha Mariko said...

love your mules and oversized shorts! you always find good locations to take pictures :)

Nadine said...

Classing up that denim!


Unknown said...

Loved this oversize pieces combination!!! it is so unexpected and it looks so good on you! Thanks for sharing!


A Very Sweet Blog said...

that's a really cool outfit! it's comfortable and stylish. love your accessories.

Sybil said...

loving the boyish but still effortlessly chic vibe to this!! :D

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Natalia | Look-A-Porter said...

Wonderful look! And I do believe that, despite being voluminous in places, it is still all about the cut - and you nailed it! The proportions are just perfect. x

Natalia Bosch said...

Lovely post,

Lots of love.

Unknown said...

Cool shirt!

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CharloJiho said...

I love this shirt !

Elifnaz said...

Perfect look! Love the denim shirt

Mrs. L said...

Love the shoes, you're definitely gorgeous!!!


Jeanne said...

I love this look and your style Hélène! You always manage to look effortlessly cool and chic!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Loving how effortlessly chic this look is. Playing around with fashion can be so fun.

Rowena @ rolala loves

Unknown said...

So cool!
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ALLIE NYC said...

Oh I love your casual chic style, so effortless. Yes when things settle down lets get together for sure. Still no Diana and do you know the model Ataui Deng is missing?

Allie of ALLIE NYC

Unknown said...

I love the oversized trend, and you wear it perfectly ! I am in loooove with your mules, they are simply amazing !

You look beautiful as always :)

Mica said...

Love your denim shirt! :)

I'm really not a fan of bodycon clothes either - loose and drapey are my faves :)

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Eliza said...

The difference is that while I've always worn the loose fitting clothes, I've never been brave enough to try them with heels. And I've been dying to find a pair of manageable mules ! Any suggestions that aren't in the 4-inch realm?


taislany said...

lovee the look


Unknown said...

Great combo! Love the Bermudas, so cool. I've been wearing black Bermudas all summer. They are really classy.

Jasmine x
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Sienna said...

you are seriously stunning. i really want your haircut. do you live in NYC?

Johanna said...

I love your mules. Are those lucite heels? Amazing!

Anshul Bhargava said...

You're soooo pretty, babe!!!! Love the denim top!!!!!!...and love how you kept this look so minimalistic and yet chic by accessorizing the right way !!! :)

Rafaela said...

The slides are really amazing!! said...

Haha, love the line about aversion to body con. You look so chic and those heels are on my wish list now. Love them. You look so effortlessly beautiful in these pics too!