STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Don’t Let Childhood Scar You

Style Advice of the Week

Everyone has humiliating baby pictures: the ones where you are either lacking clothing and baring it all or crying relentlessly because of Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny at the mall. Or, the ones of you wearing the most hideous outfits that make you question why your parents let you out of the house. I happen to have many of the latter. I noticed that I was wearing overalls in a lot of these pictures, ranging from the classic denim overalls (with a matching hat) to cropped bright pink Winnie the Pooh overalls. Even though overalls have been coming back in style, looking at these pictures scarred me and I never wanted to wear them again. Although, this week’s Fashionista’s cute style made me reconsider.

This Fashionista is wearing an adorable navy blue polka-dot overall dress from Forever 21 on top of a basic navy blue scoop-neck shirt. Over her shirt and dress, she maintained the blue-colored theme of her outfit by choosing to wear a lighter blue chambray, also from Forever 21. Underneath her polka-dot dress, she wore matching black polka-dot stockings as well as spotless white sneakers from H&M.

Overalls can be difficult to pull off, but if you are like this Fashionista, they can look extremely cute and quirky when paired with the right items. Before talking about what to wear with an overall dress, it is important to note that overall dresses are typically baggy and do not always flatter your figure. For this reason, it is better to wear clothing that will outline your shape with them.

Start with either a basic plain or patterned (if your overalls are plain) shirt to wear underneath your dress. Depending on the size of your dress, the fit and the length of the shirt may vary. If your overall dress is like most and is looser around the waist, your shirt underneath should be more fitted so that your clothes don’t hide your figure. You also have the option of wearing a fitted crop top underneath. On the other hand, if your dress is fitted, you can wear an open flannel, chambray or other button-up shirt on top, just like this Fashionista.

For shoes, I would avoid clunky boots and stick with smaller flats, sneakers or other closed-toe shoes. TOMS shoes would be a good choice. Also, accessorizing with this outfit will make it even more darling. A longer necklace, a hat and a cute headband are only a few options.

The moral of the story is to not let childhood scar you. Since fashion trends always repeat, you never know. The most embarrassing wardrobe malfunctions could eventually become stylish trends.


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