Let me preface this by saying that before yesterday’s #StyleChat session, I was wholly opposed to the overalls trend. Perhaps I’m too easily influenced or maybe my fellow blogger friends like Zhenya from Being Zhenya, are just really good influencers, because I’m sold on the trend now. Nonetheless, wherever you stand on overalls, I’m sure you can empathize with my initial skepticism. Overalls are an elementary school staple, which, incidentally, is when I last wore them, and I’m not one to risk dressing like a farmer when there are many other clothing options. Well, I’m here to quell all those sartorial anxieties. Like other youthful trends – plaid, crop tops – you can style overalls for an age-appropriate look. Read on to find out how.
One way to avoid the grade school or farmer look when wearing overalls is to opt for edgier textures. That means swapping denim and corduroy for… leather, like these editorial-worthy tan overalls from ASOS.
When in doubt, wear black. Seriously. Fashion rule #1 is you can never go wrong with black. So, if you’re still hesitant about pulling off overalls, try this leather-trimmed, high-waisted alternative from Rag & Bone, which looks sophisticated enough for the office or date night. These black velvet overalls from Anthropologie are another great choice.
Like jumpsuits, overalls were made for music festivals, and these floral-print overalls from French Connection are the perfect staple for Coachella. Bored of floral? FreePeople has a more whimsical, abstract alternative in black and white. Pair with block heels for a bohemian look. Honorable mention: overalls in leopard print that will take you from spring to fall (now that’s a worthy investment).
Well, I want to hear from you, dear readers. Are you sold on the overalls trend yet? Or would you prefer jumpsuits? Let me know in the comments.