Love them or hate them, overalls have made a comeback. While most of us would rather leave this look to our adolescent years, it’s hard to resist a comfortable pair of overalls. But overalls didn’t come back without a few improvements; now they’re available in more colours, materials, and styles than ever before, making them incredibly versatile. So before you dismiss overalls completely, check out these tips on how to update this fashion trend for your wardrobe.
Finding The Right Fit
If wearing overalls makes you feel like you just came back from tilling the field, try a pair of slim fit overalls with a tapered leg. If you find the amount of denim overpowering, you can also cuff the legs to give you a fun, casual look. This isn’t to say that all slouchy overalls will make you look like a farmer. In fact, if you pair your slouchy overalls with the right shirt and accessories you can have a great laidback/casual look and have more options with layering.
How Not To Look Boyish
If you’re worried about looking less feminine in overalls, try pairing your overalls with a feminine shirt. Think fitted, floral, striped, or lace shirts. For slouchy overalls, a feminine shirt is a great way to offset the boyishness of the overalls with a feminine silhouette. You can also introduce some structure to your outfit by adding a blazer or fitted jacket. If you’re still in doubt that you can look girly while wearing overalls, try an overall dress with some tights to take your look into the fall.
Experiment With Colours And Fabrics
The look of your overalls can be completely transformed depending on the wash, colour, and fabric you choose. For an edgier look, try a dark wash or leather overalls. For a lighter, breezier look try floral patterned or white-washed overalls. Overalls can even be dressed up for a more formal look by choosing a tailored, monochrome pair of overalls in a dressier fabric.
If you’re going for a mature aesthetic, try pairing your overalls with some accessories, like a brightly coloured structured bag, chunky chain necklace, or shoes with some height. If glam is what you’re looking for, pair your overalls with some statement jewellery and either a faux fur coat or leather jacket.
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