STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Not Over Overalls

If you were a child of the ’90s, you were probably dressed in colorful overalls on a regular basis. It’s hard to say who exactly started the overall trend—were they simply an evolution of farming attire, or were they modeled after Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s iconic blue and purple overalls in their You’re Invited series? No matter where exactly overalls originated, they are definitely one of the hottest trends right now and we need to know how to wear them without looking like a farmer or a child in the ’90s.

To avoid any confusion about whether you just got off the farm or the runway, it’s important to style your overalls the right way. The first thing to think about is the texture and make of your overalls—are they leather or denim? Long or short? Flare or skinny? Determining what type of overalls you have will help you decide what to pair with them. Since they have a history of being worn on the casual side, try to dress them up with heels or ankle boots and fun jewelry. There are really no limits on how to style your overalls; just try to avoid plaid shirts and cowboy hats!

This Fashionista styled her overalls perfectly. Her light-washed denim overalls were transformed into a dressed up look with the long black fur vest. To finish it off, she kept things simple with her leather Birkenstocks. This outfit is perfect for a transition outfit from summer to fall.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: “Treat overalls like they are just another romper. Make them the center of your outfit while adding accessories to dress them up and make them more modern.”