Wednesday, January 25, 2017

How to Wear Overalls Like a Grownup




Wearing overalls could be tricky especially if you are not a construction worker, a farmer, a painter or  a toddler for that matter. 

Overalls were originally designed in the 1700’s as protective clothing to prevent work related wear and tear due to their durability. They have since evolved from that to being worn as casuals because of their comfortable nature.

Today I’m showing how I gave my overalls a street style makeover, adding a modern twist with my top of choice and my accessories to a classic comeback, very versatile and seasonless trend.

How comfy and dare I add sexy (yes overalls can be sexy) does this boyfriend overalls look and feel! Denim overalls in particular are a perfect go to for style and warmth in the cold months. The tomboyish slouchy silhouette is great for effortless layering without looking like a blown up by product of Winter.

Just like any other piece, there are no right or wrong ways to style your overalls. Balance out your basic overalls with print tops for an added fun and oomph. Wear with a crop top and cuffed legs finished with boots as shown here. Are you a fan of chunky knits? Worn on or off the shoulders, those make perfect layering pieces for overalls as well. Throw in a chunky scarf, the perfect accessory or layer a jacket over and you're good to go.

I accessorized this look with a pair of combat boots to add a tough touch and balance out the girly vibe from the midriff baring ribbed pink crop top, a veiled beanie which I literally live in (it’s beanie season after all and you'll see this one many more times, Ha!) a tritone bag that catapulted the laid back look to a whole new level, a pink tattoo choker that’s becoming a uniform for me and mirrored sunnies for an edgy finish.


Don’t you just love sunny Winter days!I read a post over at Modaodaradosti a couple weeks ago that did mention sunny Winter days. I live for days like that so I related! Cali weather is so deceptive and stays cold even when it’s sunny. It’s been very cloudy, rainy and stormy lately so when a hint of sunlight broke out from behind the gloomy skies, I was all over it. Umbrella in hand. Savoring the rain and the perfect California Winter sun.


Deets
Crop Top - Old (similar here)
Overalls - Forever21 (here)
Boots - Bebe (Over 12yrs old, similar here)
Sunnies - Quay Australia (here)
Bag - Celine (here)
Veiled Beanie - BCBGMAXAZRIA (here)

Happy Hump Day, thanks a bunch for stopping by and keep thinking the purple thoughts. Xx


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52 comments:

  1. I love overalls! they are so comfy to wear! you look great, loving those booties!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  2. You looks awesome in this outfit! So cool:)

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  3. Amazing! I like it a lot.

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  4. The boots are indeed a great add to the overall! Such a chic look babe. The color combination of the dusty pink and the deep purple is so good! Always so fierce. Xx

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  6. Great pics, love the overalls too! And the beany is so chic!
    Have a great week ;-)

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  7. A really interesting look for the outdoors. Greetings!

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  8. I love your outfit - it's sporty, casual, unique and very sexy in the same time You look perfect dear xx

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  9. Love your sunglasses with this look, Idu. I have the black version of this beanie, it's one of my favourites. Overalls don't look good on me, but I love them on you. Very stylish, indeed. <3
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  10. It's all so SEXY & Chic and those shooze. . .they are TDF.

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  11. I love your outfit <3

    Have a nice evening!
    Chiara
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  12. Super cool look, love this denim!!!
    Chiara - www.shesinfashionblog.com

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  13. Overalls are such a tricky bit of fashion. At my age, when I see them I have flashbacks to the TV show Hee Haw which normally prevent me from finding them appealing. I think you found the key to using them in this outfit tho; have fun with it! Overalls are the ultimate blank white wall or empty canvas, a chance to use other pieces to bring out your personality thru and maybe despite them :) Those kick ass boots, the soft color top, the supercool shades and the cute beanie top are just layer after layer of you, which translates into layer after layer of amazing! You look very gorgeous and that hand in the back pocket is a fantastic sexy touch, literally ;) So jealous!

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  14. I love the styling. Those boots are pretty fab and the altitude is cool.
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  15. I do love sunny Winter days:)...we have been fortunate to have one such tomorrow, though I spent it indoors furniture shopping (exhausting task!!!)

    Those overalls look fabulous on you. I don't have a single pair...I had a pair that I use to wear often but believe it or not I lost it on a bus stop when I accidentally left one of my suitcases. I still miss that pair ha ha ha! I joked that at least I managed to make someone's day better because that suitcase also contained a bottle of first class olive oil from island Hvar- anyone would be happy to find that.

    Anyway, you styled your pair perfectly and you look gorgeous! Love those boots too!!!!! you rock!!!!

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  16. Idu, you make overalls sexy... I love the short pink sweater, it is a great color for you xox... I tire of cold weather, luckily I don't have to go out in it everyday like I did before. It's good to enjoy those sunny days, I like them too xox

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  17. WOW! I must say that you look gorgeous! The way you styled the overalls is top!!!Love that bag - Céline is my favorite!
    X
    Miri

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  18. Sensational styling.
    You look at her amazing.
    Regards
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  19. This is a very good post and I love all the playful details you've added to the whole outfit!

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  20. Idu, I love that you always take things to the next level! Your outfit is so chic! I love the color of your crop top sweater and beanie. The netting on your hat is SO CUTE! Great shots girl.
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  21. Idu this is just amazing! I love how you styled the overalls. Have a great day! Gemma x
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  22. You can make overall jeans fancy! You rock! I love the look!
    Dora www.BangsBang.com

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  23. I do love your twist on this look. I'm sold out for boots with caterpillar heels and I think it was good for the wet day to avoid slipping, the beanie itself is on another level of chic. You really killed this look. love it

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  24. You look both sexy and cute! I don't know I love the denim dungaree combined with the pink cropped top! Suit you so well babe!


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  25. estas preciosa, menudo estilazo!
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  26. Hi Idu... I totally adore your spirit and sense of fashion! Its great to have such fashionable friends as you to help keep me inspired to do the same.

    Love and Hugs
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  27. Such a cool outfit! I love how confident you look in it :D
    LA VEINE

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  28. You can seriously rock anything! Wish I could pull off overalls as well as you. This outfit is so fun!

    Best,
    Christina
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  29. You look great in this outfit, it really suits you! I loved overalls as a kid, I picked up a dungaree dress but I might got for a trouser option too as I love the edgy look :) xx

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  30. I already told you on IG that overalls never looked better! You put them on a totally different level and I love how you came up with such a badass, edgy, fun and stylish outfit! But then again I cannot expact something less inspiring from you ;)
    Enjoy the weekend!

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  31. this salopette very glam
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  32. LOve this outfit on you. The coat is so gorgeous and the bag is to die for. Have a fabulous weekend ahead. xx
    Nina
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  33. Idu darling, you styled your overalls in a very grown-up way! So cool with the short top and also the boots are really amazing. I'm in general a fan of overalls - but not sure if I'm also to style them as well like you.
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  34. Knock it out the park sista! Sunny winter days are the bomb...nice mix of warmth with the coolness
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  35. This is the most stunning outfit I've seen in a long time. I just love all of them!
    xx

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  36. One of my fave looks of yours! Perfect from head to toe!
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  37. You look wonderful :)

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  38. Great style ! This outfit is perfect and you are very pretty. Kisses :)

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  39. You look so fab in your overalls and booties. That hat though is my absolute fave!
    LaToya
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  40. I love overalls, but I think I used to wear mine like a toddler back in the days. The weather can be very tricky. You look beautiful and I love the lipstick. Well, I always love your lippies.

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  41. This is absolutely chic...love..love ittt.
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  42. Wow!I've got to go shopping for overall.. Love them on people and looks gorgeous on u Idu.

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  43. This is so cool! I clicked straight through to the beanie hat, THAT'S AMAZING! Great styling of the overalls though, and I like the brown/blonde ombre look, it suits you! Might be my favourite on you so far!

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  44. Its always fun to see your style and this post really helpful :)

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  45. in love with that style :)
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  46. First I'm seeing you do laid-back casual and you still managed to up the look several notches. You're too fly. Fab as always.

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  47. You're truly a Fashion Fairy!

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