Friday, 28 June 2013
Inspiration: How to wear denim overalls
Creating a great look with overalls, whether they are short, long, light, dark, patterned, distressed etc, seems to depend on one thing: a balance between playful and chic. Don't fight their tomboy-feel by adding overly girly or fussy items, and don't try to counter their casual look with an excess of bright colours. Instead, embrace their laid-back style with simple tops and accessories that create a nonchalant look. For example, crop tops and stripes look amazing with pretty much any type of overalls. Keep accessories to a minimum, although a statement necklace can look fab! And contrast their retro-vibe with modern items to create a streamlined silhouette. White stilettos work well, as do tops with an interesting texture: mesh is a great option. In other words: don't fight the overalls and work too hard to try to make them look like something they're not. Keep the silhouette simple, but don't be coy with prints or texture! Play around with all the other great summer trends to make them look up-to-date and modern!
Here are some great examples:
Photos, from top to bottom: La Petite Blonde, Polienne, Pinterest, Amlul, Pinterest, City Brewed, LP Fashion Philosophy, Pinterest, Il Etait Une Fois, Pinterest, 1finedai, The Fashion Fraction, Mija, Polienne, Refinery 29.