They’re back. Something I thought only toddlers and little kids could still pull off has finally crept its way back into the fashion world and windows of retail stores in America. That’s right ladies, we’re talking overalls.
It seems to be difficult to create a look with this statement piece without looking like some serious yard work is about to be done. Lucky for us, overalls have extended past denim materials and the traditional pant leg. The lengths range from the ankle to a cut-off or capris-style. The expansion to the cut-off length has led to a new fashion term known as ‘shortall.’ Our spotted Fashionista is actually rocking a pair.
Other than the lengths, the materials and prints used have also created more versatility. Dinner party or a lunch date downtown, try a pair made of rayon with a classy cut. For more casual and comfortable outings, select a crocheted pair. Different designs have also become popular like floral and Aztec patterns.
The overall trend has crossed many milestones in making its way back into the fashion spotlight. It led us to experiment with the romper and jumpsuit. This twist on the traditional overall made the one-piece concept much easier to comprehend and style.
Overalls have also given the crop top a whole new purpose. Rather than the usual high-waisted short and cardigan or kimono, throw on a set of overalls to switch up the outfit, just like our Fashionista sporting a plain white spandex crop top. This Fashionista steered from the outdated fad of denim. Instead, she chose a black cotton overall, cut off mid-thigh decorated with simple brass hardware. To add a little life to the outfit she threw on a colorful tribal printed headband. On her feet simple tennis shoes completed the look.
What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Never be afraid to accessorize! They are the key to making an outfit unique and have the ability to dress up or down an outfit!”