STYLE GURU STYLE: Overjoyed with Overalls

Even though my pasty skin might tell you otherwise, I am embracing summer and loving all the trends it brings. The Chloé spring 2016 ready-to-wear collection in particular embodies everything I crave from summer fashion.

Chloé’s head designer Clare Waight Keller was inspired by the ’90s. Her designs acknowledge various trends of the decade such as parachute pants, oversized denim, track suits and overalls, while also including romantic, festival inspired pieces. The overarching themes of the collection are youthful optimism, simplicity and joy, which Waight Keller feels are lacking in today’s fashion.

This spirited collection inspired me to create a look of my own that both brought me joy and made me feel youthful. While I don’t yet have the research to back up my theory, I’m pretty sure your happiness increases when you are wearing overalls, and you can quote me on that.  They are such a fun statement piece available in so many variations making it so easy to put your own spin on them. I love these particular denim overalls with all my heart, even though the eternal chain of buttons down the front makes trips to the bathroom quite a complicated affair.

I paired my overalls with a short-sleeve, button down blouse for many reasons. For starters, I love the clean look of white against denim. This light cotton top was the much needed contrast to my head-to-toe denim on a warm summer day.  I also enjoyed the small detail of sophistication a structured collar added to my look. It’s flowy nature was another nod at the bohemian vibes of the Chloé collection.

I dressed up the denim ensemble a bit with a pair of cut out ankle boots that showed off the cropped hem of the overalls. Continuing with the theme of simplicity, I finished the look off with a gold pendant necklace, peaking out from under the collar ever so slightly, and plain gold rings.

I agree with designer Clare Waight Keller; fashion should be fun and carefree, and I certainly felt a childlike joy as I dressed up my overalls.

Get My Look: 1. Denim overalls.  2. Peasant blouse.  3. Simple jewelry.