I guess it’s no secret that I love a good, quirky piece of clothing to add diversity to my wardrobe. I think we can all agree that there’s not much quirkier (or more difficult to style) than a pair of overalls. It can be easy to look too childish (Oshkosh B’gosh, anyone?), or too frumpy in them (making pottery in a garage, barefoot). I’ve had these overalls in my closet for about 6 months and have worn them a surprising amount of times, remixing my outfit every time I wear them. I decided to dust them off this past weekend for a quick photo sesh at Marina Park in Emeryville with Bay Area photog (and all-around awesome person), Leah Bentley. This time around, I styled them with bright pink lips, a patterned silk blouse, and chunky oxfords. I think it might be my favorite look yet! Keep reading for my tips on how to style a pair of overalls!
- Choose a sophisticated top, like a white linen tee, a silk button-up oxford, or chunky wool sweater. Avoid childish prints or anything too boho.
- With overalls, fit is everything. Stores like Zara and H&M sell overalls in slim, dark denim that ups the sophistication factor. Make sure to wear your correct size (do not size up) for a current fit. I was going for a looser fit, so I chose these slightly slouchy ones from Urban Outfitters.
- Overalls can cause the illusion of stumpy legs, so choose footwear with a slight heel or tapered toe to elongate your legs.
- Be adventurous! As with anything you wear, there are no real rules. Have fun and try out styles you might not ordinarily select – you might even discover your own signature look! :)
Photos by SF Bay Area photographer, Leah Bentley (p.s. she’s amazing).