Overalls are Spring 2014’s most unexpected trend, and the question I often get asked is: how do I wear this most basic denim? For Spring, designers revived overalls and sent them down the runways paired with everything from beautiful blouses to fabulous trench coats. I love the fact that overalls can be styled to look edgy, urban, sexy or chic and still stay true to their “borrowed from your boyfriend”, casual roots. If you want to try this spring’s most unexpected trend but you are afraid of looking frumpy and not like a fashionista, I have a few style suggestions just for you!
Edgy, Sexy Overalls
If you are a confident fashionista and you like a more fitted sexy silhouette with a bit of edge, I suggest wearing a ribbed tank top or and old school colourful tube top underneath the bib. Load your wrist with bangles or a cuff and even add a statement necklace. To finish this look, don’t be afraid to wear a pair of high heeled booties or a pair of pointy leather pumps to amp up the edge.
For the more feminine fashionista who likes to keep it sweet, I suggest pairing your overalls with an eyelet, lace or floral t-shirt. Accessorize with dainty jewels, such as a small pendant necklace and a charm bracelet. My shoe of choice would be a high heeled sandal or a cool pair of wedge sandals. A lip gloss and blush in a soft pastel hue will only sweeten this look.
Street Chic Overalls
My favorite look on the runway was seeing such a basic item paired with everything from blazers and baseball jackets to coats in different silhouettes. This, to me, was amazingly chic. For the more conservative fashionista who likes a bit more structure, I suggest wearing a crisp cotton button down shirt under that bib and topping it off with a trench coat. Please accessorize with a large clutch and a pair of pointy leather booties or pumps. This unexpected combination is street chic and fabulous.
For an urban approach to this trend, I suggest wearing a sweat shirt, a long sleeve baseball t-shirt or a really fun colorful t-shirt with your overalls. I would even let one side of the bib dangle for fashion’s sake! I also highly suggest wearing this season’s hottest wedge sneakers to keep the look’s urban authenticity . For accessories, large hoop earrings and a colourful rubber wrist watch will add a touch of glamour.