The Fashion-Girl Way to Wear Overalls—Yes, They are Cool


Ah, overalls — the fashion favorite of everyone from Alexa Chung to TLC, and the easiest outfit you could possibly put together (a pants and top in one!). But regardless of how easy they are to put on or how many style stars use them as errand-running and weekend brunch go-tos, what to wear with overalls can be more challenging then it seems; there’s a very fine line between looking like Karlie Kloss and looking like a farmer. But with these easy tips and tricks, you’ll be looking like a style star in no time. Get ready to toss out your skinny jeans forever — you’re going to want to live in your overalls.


With a Striped Tee and Booties

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This classic overall outfit is a no-brainer. A formula of the most basic and chic staples — striped tee, distressed denim, and booties — gets an even cooler update when the distressed denim is a blogger-approved pair of overalls. It’s easy to put together, and the stripes make it look more Parisian.



Over an Off-the-Shoulder Top

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Are you ready for a real fashion challenge? Pairing overalls with an of-the-moment off-the-shoulder top is easier to pull off than you might think, and looks insanely fashionable. For a foolproof option, opt for a fitted long-sleeve top in a contrasting color (i.e. white for dark wash denim, and black for light wash denim), and pair with sneakers or booties.



With a Button-Down

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This ultimate lady-like look means business. The relaxed denim gets a serious update under a crisp and clean button-up, making the typically weekend-worthy staple totally business-casual. Make sure the button-up is more of a relaxed fit to match the silhouette of the overalls, and roll the sleeves for extra cool-girl points. Strappy heels make the look extra femme and fancy, but ballet flats or booties also do the trick.



Under a Jacket

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Yes, even in those freezing months (or when it’s still snowing in April), you can rock the trend. Wear overalls over a t-shirt, button-up, or even a sweater, and top with your favorite jacket with a hem that hits at the hip. While this fuzzy option shown above looks extra warm, the outfit works with army jackets, leather jackets, wool jackets, etc.



Try Them in White

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We all know and love the universally flattering white jean trend. So why not adapt it for your overalls? A pair in white looks clean and crisp, and can be worn every way that regular overalls are styled. But you might as well go for the monochromatic trend and pair with a white sweater or tee for a head to toe look that is effortlessly chic.



Dress Them Up by Wearing Them Over a Black Turtleneck

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Take your overalls from day to night by wearing a pair of dark-washed, clean cut overalls over a black turtleneck, and pairing with your favorite pair of black heels. Just make sure the pants are skinny legged, bootlegged, or cropped, and you’ll look just as fashionable as Karlie Kloss, guaranteed.



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Would you try the overall trend? How do you style yours?