The Busy Girl’s Guide To Oversized Denim

In the words of JoJo, it’s just too little too late… Well, actually, it’s not, but sorry that this week’s ‘The Busy Girl’s Guide To…’ is a day late. My friend Ellena arrived yesterday to spend the weekend with us, so I spent my Friday frantically cleaning the house, ironing bedsheets, blowing up airbeds and wondering if everything was just quite Pinterest enough. As I sit here now, ceramic mug in hand, giant gold circle mirror reflecting back my tropical leaf MacBook cover and new Zara  diffuser spreading ‘Jasmine Chic’ throughout the house (thanks Ellena), I think I’m safe (and a total cliché).

This weeks edition of TBGGT is an unashamed ode to Tommy Hilfiger. Last week I met the girls from Tommy for a beaut breakfast at The Ivy in Soho (beautiful place – deffo recommend if you’ve never been) with some fellow bloggers, before heading over to the newly refurbished Regent Street store for a spot of shopping. Tommy denim is iconic, so I couldn’t resist this unisex jacket, even though the only size they had left was a large. Unintentionally super oversized – that’s basically the story of my life (just not in a cool way, unfortunately). FYI, this post isn’t sponsored, but if you are interested, The Chainsmokers are now the new global ambassadors for Tommy Hilfiger and the third TOMMYNOW launch will take place at London’s Roundhouse, with the entire show being shoppable as it’s shown!

Jacket – Tommy Hilfiger *
Shorts – ASOS
Sandals – ASOS
Bag – Tommy Hilfiger*
Sunglasses – Ray-Ban via Sunglasses Shop*

But back to the denim, this week we’re celebrating everything oversized, from mom shorts to the boyfriend jacket. Notable stages in my relationship with denim include being emo af and distressing as many Primark jeans as possible, followed by skin-tight jeggings that showed the band of my pants when I sat down and then, of course the Joni jeans for life era when absolutely everything had to be paired with super black (but always fading), super high Topshop bangers. Hands up if any of that rings a bell.

And as of late? Straight leg blue jeans with staggered hems and during the summer months, the seasonally appropriate, ‘Mom short’ equivalent. Post-Rome trip, I spoke about why summer dressing gives me the fear, mostly owing to the fact that denim hot pants do my inner-thigh chub rub no favours and I find myself lamenting a good old comfortable pair of jeans. But it wasn’t all bad – having found my stride with ASOS Mom Shorts and then falling back in love with oversized jackets, denim is well and truly back on my summer radar.

As always, I’ve rounded up the best that the internet has to offer for all things oversized denim. Whether, like me, you’re trying to track down a pair of shorts that won’t leave your skin red raw whilst on your holidays or you’re wanting to bag a jacket that can see you through Autumn and even be layered up for Winter, then today is your lucky day because I’ve done all of the searching for you (and, let’s be real, all of this stuff is affiliate linked so if you do decide to bag something, there’s a little treat in it for me too (total side note: do you guys feel like bloggers and influencers shy away from discussing affiliate links? Potential new post, me thinks)).

Until next time lovelies x


  • Omg I'm so jealous! Loove that little personalised bag! It's beaut!
    Jen, Velvet Spring x

  • I adore denim! Especially in the summer and actually the massively oversized jacket looks amazing on you! I have to say, I'm so glad I'm over Joni jeans too! However I can't say the same for Jamies!

  • Denim Jackets are the best thing ever! I got my oversized jeans jacket this spring and I just bloody love it to bits.
    Yours looks amazing by the way! Makes me wanna have a full range off jeans jacket especially oversized ones.
    Lea, xx

  • loveeeeeeloveee love! how oversized the jacket is! love some of the picks on the guide too

    Laura |

  • This denim jacket is amazing!! I'm a big fan of denim, and you styled it so good!! You are rocking it!!

  • OK I'm so in LOVE with this oversized denim jacket and short combo, so 90's new york, you look great! Also loving this suggestions, this is such a great blog series, keep it up! 🙂

    Heather Xx

  • I just LOVE this outfit, it's very cool. I try to avoid jackets that are too oversized (a little bit, because I tend to prefer them over tailored ones) because I just end up looking like a ball, not even a cute ball at that ! ^^
    Mom shorts are the best, I was afraid they will make my upper tights even bigger but it stays the same and it's more comfy, "the fear" is a little bit less present.


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