How to Pull Off Overalls
posted on November 3, 2014 | by Amanda Holstein
The perfect alternative to classic denim are these lovely childhood throwbacks: overalls! I won’t lie, I had about 13 pairs taking over my closet at the age of 10, from washed out denim with floral appliqués to brown velvet with a matching turtleneck. Now that they’re back in style, I knew at least one pair would be joining my fall wardrobe, but finding the right pair that didn’t scream pre-teen throwback was important.
The key to pulling off an adult pair of overalls? Go sleek and classic with dark, slimming denim – nothing too baggy. These Free People overalls are the perfect fit and come in a variety of sleek shades. Wear an easy layering piece underneath like a t-shirt (sleeveless, short or long sleeve are all fine). You could even wear a light knit or a classic white button down. Add a second layer for some depth, like a cozy cardigan, a leather jacket, or a sleek fall coat. As long as it’s waist-length or longer, you’re good to go. I also highly recommend wearing some sort of heels, either classic pumps or ankle boots, to keep the look mature and polished. Chic accessories like a chunky scarf, gold bracelets, and a long necklace help as well.
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Love overalls – and that chunky scarf!!
I only own one pair of overalls, and I must admit I got them for $12 at a thrift store. They’re a bit too baggy to be chic, but they are hands down my favorite lazy day / gardening / housework clothing item! I’ve also noticed people are always envious of my adult overalls – which leads me to wonder why they havent made a gigantic comeback yet! Maybe next summer. ;)
Sam Brown Says
I really want to buy some good overalls – my favourite way that I’ve seen it styled is with a cute crop top underneath it. And I LOVE that scarf!
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