Sunday, August 4, 2013

FASHION | HOW TO: WEAR OVERALLS WITHOUT LOOKING LIKE A FARMER

It’s no coincidence that blogging mogul Leandra Medine chose to wear overalls on the cover of her debut book, Man Repeller. After all, utilitarian dungarees are practically the poster child of unflattering clothing, repelling men and women alike. 


Overalls are inherently comfortable, so for my first look I wanted to embrace the causal feel. When dressing down dungarees, the main goal is to keep them from looking disheveled. My tip: pay attention to the details, like swapping flats for a heeled shoe (especially if you’re 5’4’’ like me) and making sure to wear a slim-fitting top. 

A military-inspired field jacket is the sort of staple every girl should have in her closet. I find it’s often the perfect complement to casual outfits.

Since overalls are generally looser fitting—and should be, unless you’re going for a roller disco look, which you’re not—heels are key for creating an outfit that is smart, not sloppy. A chunky heel is a comfortable choice and aligns with the daytime feel.

One of my favorite purse silhouettes for summer is the slouchy bucket bag. The ‘70s-inspired drawstring pouch is downright practical, as it can expand and contract for whatever you may need to carry!

Since overalls are the ultimate casual piece, for my second look I wanted to take on the challenge of styling them for evening. The key to transforming denim coveralls is to pair them with decidedly dressy pieces such as a formal clutch and glitzy jacket.

Little pearls cascade around the outer shell of this clear acrylic clutch, making it the ultimate statement accessory.

The embellished trophy jacket is obviously the centerpiece of the outfit, but subtle details like a jeweled necklace and red lips and nails underscore the dressy vibe. 

When dressing up your overalls, a single cuff feels more polished than multiple rolls.

[this is a post from whowhatwear.com]

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