How to Style: Overalls

I’ve always been on the fence when it comes to overalls. This past summer I finally decided I liked overall shorts and this fall I’m realizing that I love them. They definitely can be tricky to style, so here are a few tips to help you rock this fall trend.

1. Make it Chic

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Who knew overalls could be chic? The key to achieving this look is the combo of a pair of heels and a soft blouse, as well as the accessories. Heels automatically make any outfit dressier and they help to lengthen the leg. A pretty blouse balances out the casual feel of the overalls, and accessories such as a statement necklace or a watch pull the whole look together.

2. Add Layers

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Layering is my go-to strategy for making an outfit complete. In both outfits, this was done by adding a jacket. I love the pop of red in the first outfit; the classic color and silhouette of the jacket contrasts nicely with the overalls. In the second outfit, the moto-style jacket adds a hint of edginess to the casual overalls.

3. Not Just Denim

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If you feel that denim is too casual for you, try overalls in another fabric such as leather or khaki. This will instantly help to dress up the laid-back silhouette and make it dressier. The outfit on the left is a great example of how overalls can help balance the busier elements of an outfit, such as the patterned top and large necklace and make them wearable.

4. Keep it Casual

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Overalls are also perfect for laid-back days. They’re comfy and easy to throw on with a t-shirt and sneakers. I love the distressed look of the overalls in the first outfit and how they contrast with the clean white sneakers and t-shirt. Don’t be afraid to add in a pop of color like the second outfit to keep the outfit from being boring.

5. Try a Crop Top

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A crop top makes overalls more wearable and casual. It’s an easy way to make the outfit flirty by letting a portion of your midriff show in an otherwise covered-up outfit. I think this play on proportions is so fun and such an easy way to style overalls. You can still keep it dressy by adding heels or by wearing a crop top made of a shiny material.

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