Yes, Overalls Have Returned (And Here’s How to Style Them)


Overalls¬†are officially back, and they’re looking more stylish than¬†ever.

Join us as we take a look at the many ways to wear these comfy-cozy favorites year-round.

1. Add some feminine flair.

Overalls have a sort of boyish charm about them, but that doesn’t mean they’re a no-no for the girly girls among us.

Keep the look balanced by adding some feminine details to your summer ensemble, or try a satin culotte jumpsuit for a Carrie Bradshaw twist.

Whether it’s with shimmering jewelry, blushing hues, or a cute pair of ballet flats, sweet¬†accents can take this tomboy style into ladylike territory.

2. Pair them with basics.

A pair of overalls may seem fairly basic, but they actually have quite a lot going on if you think about it.

Buckles, straps, and pockets can make this easy-breezy piece quite busy, so feel free to keep your undershirt simplified.

Cotton tank tops and striped tees are perfect layering essentials.

3. Dress them up with heels.

Who says overalls have to be styled down? Give yours a little lift with the help of a sexy pair of strappy high heels or comfier alternatives like block-heel sandals and wedges.

For fall and winter, try a chunky ankle boot instead.

4. Wear a dark hue.

Light washes are bright and cheery for summer, but don’t be afraid of venturing over to the dark side.

The great thing about black or dark denim overalls is that they easily transition to fall and winter wardrobes.

Style them with lightweight tees now (and turtlenecks later).

5. Choose a summery white.

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Of course, on the opposite end of the spectrum lies the all-white alternative.

Perfect for summer weather, white overalls are surprisingly versatile.

Wear them with other white designs for a monochromatic combination, or pair them with classic black for minimalism at its best.

6. Add a crop top.

Trying to keep cool, but not too keen on stepping out in a belly shirt? Strike a balance by layering your overalls over a crop top.

Try a short, billowy blouse for a nod to boho, or keep things sleek and refined with a slim-fitting cropped tee.

You’ll expose the side of your torso rather than your entire waist for a more modest hint of skin.

7. Show some leg.

Overalls too long? Cuff them to hit you right at your ankle, wear them short, or take a DIY approach by re-working them with a modern step-hem.

This is a great way to tailor your denim to fit your proportions and your personal sense of style.

8. Embrace a modern undershirt.

Off-the-shoulder tops, sheer overlays, ruffles, and bodysuits — yes, please.

All of these styles look fantastic underneath a pair of overalls, and they update old-fashioned denim with their contemporary silhouettes.

9. Accessorize.

Accessories like neck scarves and floppy hats have serious power.

Give these finishing touches a fall test drive by pairing them with your tried-and-true overalls as soon as the temperatures drop.

10. Work a print.

“Overall” the basics? Opt for a patchwork, polka dot or floral design instead.

The patterns are eye-catching, and they refresh your basics with a little bit of quirkiness.

How do you prefer to style overalls? Let us know your fashion tips in the comments section below!

Lesley Sheridan is a high-maintenance fashion, beauty and lifestyle writer who thinks she’s low-maintenance. (Yes, she stole that line from When Harry Met Sally.) In addition to writing for The Local Lifestyle, her work regularly appears on Zenni Optical and Slickdeals. Make her day by sending her a tweet.

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