Eye on Fashion: A Teen’s Perspective // Overalls

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Overalls have been repeatedly showing up on runways and in fashion magazines recently, and its easy to see why- not only are they chic and can be styled dozens on different ways, overalls are super laid back and comfortable. My short pair of denim overalls is arguably one of my favorite pieces in my closet.

 

As far as lengths go, you have two options: Shorts or pants. If you’re petite, I’d recommend wearing short overalls, as they’ll make your legs look longer and won’t overwhelm your figure. Overalls with pants require a bit of effort to keep them from looking too slouchy: I’d recommend either getting a a pair with tapered pant legs or a pair that is VERY loose and lazily chic(For instance, Macys.com has a wonderful pair of American Rag Juniors Overalls for only 60$). If you end of buying a loose pair, roll up the pants legs a few times to make them a bit more trendy.

 

But here’s the real beauty of overalls: you can wear just about any top you want with them. Seriously. If it’s plain denim overalls, just about anything in your closet will match perfectly. It’s fun to experiment with contrast- bright, bold patterns, lace, fuzzy knit sweaters, band tees, even nice blouses. Crop tops are commonly worn with overalls as well- to give it a bit of a flirty look. Just think of overalls as a more trendy pair of your favorite jeans, and let the mixing and matching begin!

 

Howwever, this is not to say that you have to buy a blue denim pair of overalls. Overalls come in patterns, pastels, bright colors, corduroy, and just about anything else you can think of.