HOW TO STYLE THE OVERSIZED BAG

Happy Halloween everyone, today’s attire is based around this oversized bag. Now let me tell you a little back story about it. I bought it whilst I was on holiday in Rome many years ago. My reason for purchasing it at the time was, “Oh this will be a perfect bag for all the baby stuff I need to carry around.” Wyatt was nine months old at the time, now did I use this bag for carrying any of the baby things that I thought I would. The answer is NO, I must have only used it once and it wasn’t for carrying baby things.

Since then it has been sitting lonely and unused at the back of my closet for many years now. I think it’s the perfect time for this red oversized bag to make an appearance. Now tell me how many of you have been guilty of something similar to this?

 

HOW TO STYLE THE OVERSIZED BAG

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In Mum life this week, Wyatt is off to one of his friends for Halloween. He is very much looking forward to it and is going as a killer clown as I couldn’t manage to find a Pennywise children’s costume. There are plenty of adult sizes available but unfortunately for me not in the children’s size. I was going to get one shipped from the U.S. But after seeing the shipping price I decided not to. Anyway he doesn’t mind so that’s a relief. Wish I could say the same for Zeke he wants to look just like Pennywise. So after hours of trawling through the net I have managed to find something as close as possible which he is happy with and one that will turn up on time! Eli is also off to a friends and is less bothered about his costume and will wear a mask.

Right getting back to fashion and to oversized bags which are going to be a huge trend, excuse the pun in SS19 just like the Jacquemus oversized hats. So with that in mind I thought I would style an outfit based around my oversized bag. Also at the same time I wanted show you how I put together an outfit with old season garments. I am a firm believer in buying clothes that last me the test of time and ones that I can wear year after year and which still look fresh and new by giving it a slight twist.

Let move onto my ensemble at hand and to my red oversized bag. This bag is from Guess and as I mentioned earlier I bought it on holiday in Rome years ago. It is nearly ten yeas old and still looks brand new after sitting in it’s duster bag for all these years.

Next I decided I would style it with my red Karen Millen dress which is also from a previous season. A beautiful fitted pencil dress that I absolutely adore wearing, the tan coloured belt came with it. I have worn this dress out many a times and still get compliments on it till this day. Karen Millen always do a slight variation in this style of dress each season, so you are bound to find one that suits you. Take a look HERE!

Taking the cue from tan belt I opted to style my tan wedges with this ensemble. These are from Zara and are also from an old season, I can recall the first time I saw them whilst I was walking passed the Zara shop and I spotted them in the window in the corner of my eyes. So I rushed in and bought them, knowing fully well that I was not going to be able to wear them for another six months as I was pregnant with Zeke at the time!

Moving on and onto my red trench from Karen Millen. This is from last year and I thought it would be ideal with this ensemble, as it keeps with the red theme that I have going on. A gorgeous trench with a high collar worn or thrown here over my shoulders.

As for the finishing touches I wore the shade Teddy Bear from Lime Crime Veletines on my lips. And finally finishing off my look I grabbed my sunglasses from Poppy Lissiman which are in the style Le Skinny and in the colour red/aubergine. So there you have it an ensemble made up of old season items given an updated look with an oversized red bag!

 

Here are some oversized bags:

Some red dresses:

A few trench coats:

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HOW TO STYLE THE OVERSIZED BAG

HOW TO STYLE THE OVERSIZED BAG

Thank you so much for stopping by to read my fashion post. What do you make of the oversized bag? Do you own any? Are you looking to purchasing one? Please do let me know by leaving a comment below.

ENSEMBLE

Dress: KAREN MILLEN Similar

Trench: KAREN MILLEN Similar

Wedges: ZARA Similar

Bag: GUESS Similar

Sunglasses: POPPY LISSIMAN 

Lipstick: LIME CRIME VELVETINES 

 

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64 Comments

  1. October 31, 2018 / 11:40 am

    That is such a fun bag and it goes so well with your monochrome outfit! 🙂

    I tend to stick to small bags most of the time as I carry a big baby bag when I’m out with the boys and occasionally slip my bag into it when I feel like I’m carrying too much haha! 🙂

    Hope that you are having a good week 🙂

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    • Lovely
      October 31, 2018 / 3:05 pm

      Thank you Mica.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      October 31, 2018 / 3:05 pm

      Thank you Margot.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      November 1, 2018 / 10:29 am

      Thank you Juliana.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      November 1, 2018 / 10:29 am

      Thank you so much Valerie.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      November 1, 2018 / 10:29 am

      Thanks Chiara.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  2. November 1, 2018 / 9:50 am

    Wooow not only the bag but the whole look is such an eyecatcher on you!!
    The all-red styling is perfect , you look absolutely fabulous dear ♥
    xxx
    Tina

    https://styleappetite.com

    • Lovely
      November 1, 2018 / 10:30 am

      Thank you so much Tina.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      November 1, 2018 / 10:30 am

      Thanks Kinga.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      November 2, 2018 / 9:41 am

      Thank you so much Ashon.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  3. Nina
    November 1, 2018 / 2:04 pm

    Absoluetly love this all red outfit, my favorite color. You look fantastic as always Lovely. Happy Thursday ! xx

    Nina’s Style Blog

    • Lovely
      November 2, 2018 / 9:41 am

      Thank Nina.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      November 2, 2018 / 9:42 am

      Thank you Melody

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      November 2, 2018 / 9:42 am

      Thank you darling.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      November 2, 2018 / 9:42 am

      Thank you Heather.

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      Lovely

    • Lovely
      November 2, 2018 / 9:44 am

      Thank you Nequeren.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  4. November 2, 2018 / 12:42 am

    Yassss girl! This bag is perfect and good thing you didn’t end up using it for baby stuff because you made it look hella stylish! Have a wonderful week!

    -PerlaGiselle | iamperlita.com

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    • Lovely
      November 2, 2018 / 9:44 am

      Thank you Perla.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  5. November 2, 2018 / 4:30 am

    Love your red dress and sunnies, they’re hot! I have a similar story too and that was buying a Burberry check tote, I’ve only used it once as a nappy bag but it’s quite heavy so I think I have to let it go. Have a fun weekend!

    http://www.busyandfab.com

    • Lovely
      November 2, 2018 / 9:45 am

      Thank you Mercy, and have a fabulous weekend!

      xoxo
      Lovely

  6. November 2, 2018 / 1:57 pm

    Honestly, I am not a huge fan of oversize bags,
    but this one is AMAZING! Red suits you pefectly and is such an eyecatchy color.
    And I love the snake-skin pattern. Wow, the combination is so amazing my dear.

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    • Lovely
      November 3, 2018 / 11:04 am

      Thank you Amely.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      November 3, 2018 / 11:04 am

      thank you Olga.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      November 3, 2018 / 11:04 am

      Thank you so much Vanessa.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  7. November 3, 2018 / 6:04 am

    You look outstanding, warm red shades were invented for you!

    • Lovely
      November 3, 2018 / 11:05 am

      Aww thank you so much Liz.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      November 3, 2018 / 11:06 am

      Haha get ready to see even more bigger bags Radi! Thank you so much and have a wonderful weekend.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  8. November 3, 2018 / 2:57 pm

    You are rocking this all red outfit! I’ve done that before too where I bought something and just never really used it. But then when I rediscover it in my closet it’s like shopping all over again. The oversized bag is such a cool trend and this whole look is really chic and beautiful.

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net

    • Lovely
      November 5, 2018 / 8:35 am

      Thank you so much Kara.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      November 5, 2018 / 10:08 am

      Thank you Zorica.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  9. November 3, 2018 / 7:39 pm

    This all red look is absolutely stunning and edgy. I love how you use all the old pieces make a show stopper look. That Guess oversized bag is truly an eye catching bag. I am a firm believer of purchasing pieces that would last longer time too. Thank you for an inspiring post.

    • Lovely
      November 5, 2018 / 10:09 am

      Thank you Ting.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      November 5, 2018 / 10:09 am

      Thank you so much.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  10. November 4, 2018 / 4:35 am

    That’s a beautiful bag. Glad you finally pulled it out. This happened to me with a hat I received from someone and it took years for me to finally wear it. I couldn’t believe I waited so long to style in it, but I was in a different style space so now I understand why. Also you look beautiful as usual.

    Xoxo
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    • Lovely
      November 5, 2018 / 10:09 am

      Thank you Pentene.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  11. November 4, 2018 / 5:52 am

    I love your bag! It is PERFECT with your outfit. Flared out and a feisty color. Love that you have a lot of cute clothes form Karen Millen. I need to check them out. KEEP ROCKING YOUR OUTFITS!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

    • Lovely
      November 5, 2018 / 10:10 am

      Thank you Nancy.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      November 5, 2018 / 10:11 am

      Thank you Vanessa.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  12. November 4, 2018 / 10:35 pm

    I see how you drew inspiration from the oversize bag. It is such a beautiful color and goes perfectly with this monochromatic look. Hope you and the your family had an awesome Halloween.

    Xx
    Nikki
    http://www.nikkilivinglife.com

    • Lovely
      November 5, 2018 / 10:11 am

      Thank you so much Nikki, we had a wonderful Halloween, hope you did too!

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      November 5, 2018 / 10:12 am

      Thank you Jessica.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      November 5, 2018 / 3:21 pm

      Thanks.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      November 5, 2018 / 3:22 pm

      Thank you so much Esther.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  13. November 8, 2018 / 9:31 pm

    You look great in all red and the oversized bag is gorgeous. I was happy to see more oversized bags. With phones getting larger and bags getting smaller, it really wasn’t realistic keep getting micro bags.

    Xo,
    Miki
    http://mikialamode.com

    • Lovely
      November 9, 2018 / 1:10 pm

      Thanks Miki.

      xoxo
      Lovely

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