Okay, you guys. I need to get something off my chest — I love overalls. Like, a lot. If I could preconceive one staple for summer of 2019, I would say that the overall is going to be *huge* — the one item you’re going to want to pack on your summer vacay, wear to the pool, or take an #OOTD of at the Farmer’s Market.
Overalls no longer belong to farmers and second graders — they’re being fervently taken over by the fashion girls and style bloggers of the world, dressed up with heels or dressed down with sandals, and are the solution to every “I have nothing to wear!” heard ’round the world.
Check out how to style your overalls the fashion-girl way, and shop our favorite pairs below.
Over a Black T-Shirt with Loafers
Black and light-wash denim? A match made in fashion heaven! Keep your comfy overalls classic with all-black essentials and your favorite work shoes for an easy outfit that is as stylish as it is easy.
Under a Denim Jacket
Yes, you can rock denim on denim, especially when summer weather calls for nothing but the easy, breezy textile. Just make sure the washes are different (one light wash, one dark wash), and keep the tailoring structured and slim fit in the torso to look more style star than Justin and Britney, circa 2001. Add classic accessories like closed-toe booties or a neck scarf.
With Sandals and a Wide-Brim Hat
The ultimate California girl look — sandals, overalls, a loose-fitting tee, and a wide-brim hat. The outfit formula screams “I’m probably famous” without looking like you spent more than five minutes getting ready in the morning (a very un-California girl thing to do). While cut-off overalls are perfect for hot weather, the look also works with the overall pants you have in your closet.
Over a White Tee with Sneakers
Running errands (or just looking to be comfortable)? Yes, your trusty overalls even work with sneakers and athletic shoes. Pair with a structured, lady-like bag to contract the athleisure vibe, and make sure the pant legs are more fitted than boyfriend style.
With Strappy Heels
Transform your denim uniform from day to night by swapping in a pair of strappy heels. The dainty heels and baggy jeans combo is so 2019, plus you’ll look like the coolest girl at the bar in something other than plain old jeans or a sundress. Top with a leather jacket or blazer for a dressier look (or if the temperatures drop at night).
Over a Peasant Blouse
For a more bohemian vibe, wear your favorite peasant blouse with a tailored pair of overalls and hobo bag. Because do you really want to wear anything other than flowy sleeves in the summer!? Let’s be honest with ourselves — not really. Your favorite summer shirt get a 2019 update with this modern pairing that’s so much chicer than your standard jeans.
With a Button-Up and Ballet Flats
Audrey Hepburn your overalls with a crisp white button-up and Parisian-inspired ballet flats. To look extra polished (because you’re already on a roll with the ballet flats + button-up), cuff your jeans to just above your ankle to show off the shoes. Overalls just got work-appropriate! (If denim is your office vibe, that is.)
With Heeled Sandals and a Striped Tee
Quintessential summer pieces include: sandals, striped tee, overalls. Might as well throw them all together for one especially summery #OOTD that will have your Instagram followers commenting, “so copying this look *sun emoji*!” It’s the classic outfit that works for rooftop drinks, strolling to the coffee shop, work, or essentially any other occasion the summer requires.
With Simple Mules and Gold JewelryAlright, so maybe this look doesn’t work so well with the baggy overalls you’ve had for years, but for the structured pair that covers enough of your body that you wouldn’t get a ticket for public nudity without anything underneath? So good for summer! Look for a tank-top pair or denim jumpsuit, and style with dainty gold jewelry and simple mules to look more like the summer of ’19 than the summer of ’69.