The Cool Girl’s Guide To Wearing Overalls

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.


1.  Texture

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.

2. Black

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.

3. Prints

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.

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  • Kiri Yanchenko

    Well I’d like to say we bloggers are great influencers!
    I think it’d be the texture or black options IF I am going to try overalls.
    Floral would just be too much for me – one step at a time.

    • I would also be more likely to choose black overalls. They’re more chic and age appropriate for this 20-something.

  • Very nice tips :)


  • Simone Danielle

    I’m more of a jumpsuit gal because I hated overalls when I was younger. With that said, I’ve been seeing overalls being styled better than when I was in elementary school lol. I want to try this trend out especially we now have so many better options out there for overalls. Great tips!

    • I prefer jumpsuits as well, but I’m really impressed by some of the overalls in store this season. The trend has really “grown up.” Thanks for stopping by!

  • I would prefer Printed and Texture Overall, black and blue looks so common.