STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Overall Overdose

December 2nd, 2016 at 2:00am
STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Overall Overdose

One of the most versatile clothing pieces of fall is the overall. This piece can be dressed up or down and paired with many layers to add color and warmth. Since the 1900s, overalls were used as working clothes, most often to protect the clothes underneath from stains. In the 1990s, the piece became less about work and more about fashion. Teens styled the piece by wearing it off the shoulder to symbolize their teen “angst.”

This Fashionista is bringing back the ’90s iconic overalls, but with a modern twist. Her overall dress shows off her feminine spirit and takes the piece from casual to chic. While overalls may be hard to dress up sometimes, this dress is making a fashion statement all in itself. While it is not the typical denim fabric you expect to see overalls, the corduroy fabric makes this piece perfect for the fall season. The olive green color is a common neutral for fall that pairs well with the deep oranges and reds of her scarf and floppy hat.

This Fashionista paired her overalls with a long sleeve black shirt and black tights that will provide extra warmth and coverage to combat the cold breeze of fall. The black background color also balances the rich colors she wore up top, providing congruity not overwhelmingness to the outfit. Her simple black booties enhance the outfit by giving a final boost of chic, but do not draw the focus away from the rich colors and patterns of the overalls and scarf. While her bracelets are also rich in deep colors of reds and blues, they do not detract from her main statement of the dress. The casual nature of the bracelets shows they can be everyday wear and their versatility enhances the already prominent and eccentric piece, the overall.