I personally love them. They are cute and trendy, but also an American classic.
From the days when Levi’s used to be 100% made in USA, the overalls game has definitely changed. Designers are getting super creative. You can find almost any color and print, and wear them for any occasion. I rock them for family BBQ’s, brunch, meetings, whatever.
That being said, there is definitely a right way, and a wrong way, to wear overalls. I personally have a more classic style, I haven’t attempted rocking any of the leather overalls I’ve seen on some celebs lately. It’s just not my style. But I’m secretly hoping to find a pair of leather overalls I would rock for fall. Suggestions anyone???
Today I’ve collected some of my favorite made in USA overalls to incorporate into the list below of my do’s and don’ts for wearing overalls.
Sooooo without further adieu: here is my list of do’s and don’ts when it comes to overalls:
Overalls are kind of manly in my opinion. They’re boxy, can kinda remind us of farmers, and they cover you up so they don’t show off your skin/curves. Don’t be afraid to choose a girly color or print to remain super feminine. Just add a solid tee to tone it down and keep it edgy.
I’m never a fan of over doing it. It screams “I’m trying too hard.” Overalls are already trendy no need to add a million extras. A cute pair of shoes, a hat, or an accessory or maybe two is all you need. Definitely not one of everything.
Side note: I tend to live by the mantra, ‘If Miley does it-don’t.’
Below she is wearing a hat, earrings, a striped cropped turtle neck top, necklace, purse, leather, and gold shoes. Way too much going on in my opinion.
This should be a given. Anyone that tells you its good to have your lower butt cheek hanging out should not be trusted. Overalls are meant to be a bit boyish, thats the style. If they are too tight or too short you end up looking like you’re wearing one of those $18 fireman halloween outfits from Party City. Ouch.
Like the model in this pic wearing the Splendid Navy overalls, the cropped top creates a geometric-shaped open area, showing a bit of skin. Its super cute and a way to keep the overalls edgy and not farmer-like.
-DO wear stripes.
Stripes alone can be a bit intense, or make us look wider than we are. Overalls cover up parts of the stripes adding a bit of depth to the outfit so the stripes aren’t overwhelming.
[Get the Citizen of Humanity Quincy overalls HERE]
-DO roll the legs up.
Rolling up your pants can look pretty awk if they are regular pants/jeans. With overalls it pretty much always looks amazing. I personally love this because I don’t have to hem my overalls.
I’m obsessed with black everything, but black denim is my absolute favorite. I cannot wait for fall so I can start rocking more black denim. These Rag & Bone black denim overalls are seriously rad. Throw on a white or gray tank or tee underneath with a pair of boots or maybe a hat and you’re good to go: