Friday, 28 June 2013

Inspiration: How to wear denim overalls

Do you ever feel like you are a fashion psychic?! This happened to me when last November, at a flea market in Stockholm, from piles and piles of clothes I picked up a pair of white denim overalls. My friend fell in love with them too, and they looked much better on her, so I ended up letting her have them and forgot all about the incident. That is until this summer, Pinterest and fashion blogs suddenly exploded with pics of fashionable girls wearing denim overalls! I couldn't believe that I had instinctively picked them up when I was completely unaware that within a year, they would be huge. With their popularity, however, seems to come much confusion: this is not an easy look to pull off.

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, PoliennePinterestAmlulPinterestCity BrewedLP Fashion PhilosophyPinterestIl Etait Une FoisPinterest1finedai, The Fashion Fraction, MijaPolienneRefinery 29.

92 comments:

  1. NIce post, great pictures!

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  2. Love this post.
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  3. Wonderful post! Loving the photos you've used for inspiration :)

    Take care,
    Daniella xox

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  4. ahh this is just what I needed :) I bought a pair of overalls the other day. x

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  5. woow thanks so much for this inspiration)
    Love this looks! very fashionable!
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  6. you are right sometime its happened we pick first and fashion of that thing come later then we realize what we left anyways nice post
    keep in touch
    www.articalandfashionknowledge.com

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  7. I agree with you: the simplest, the best! But i'm not sire if i can wear them.., i don't really think that they will suit me...
    Nice post!!

    Xxx

    Eli

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  8. Ah, this is a ridiculously helpful post, I always find them so hard to style up! My fave is the white ones with the stripey tee, such a cool look :)

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  9. Bellissime tutte !!! Kiss

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  10. Loved wearing them as a kid in the 90's, but I don't own one anymore, I'm tempted to! :)

    Cheers and thanks a bunch for visiting! :)

    ▲_▲ HYENA

    xx

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  11. beautiful!!!

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  12. I don't know if I am courageous enough to wear denim overalls, but these inspiration ideas are so tempting! I am grateful for your kind words over at mine.

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  13. I wasn't really sure about denim overalls but everyone looks so cute in the pictures! Maybe I'd give it a try!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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  14. LOving this....now i want a dungaree...

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  15. I'm in love with the overalls in the second picture!
    Please don't forget to follow me on bloglovin if you aren't already :-)
    xoxo
    Coco et La vie en rose
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  16. Love the second and fourth look! I never really thought about overalls over the past few years until I started seeing them appear on blog again, they can look stylish if styled correctly.. definitely need to get my hands on some. :)

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  17. Amazing selection! I love the denim overalls!!
    Would you like to follow each other? Let me know!

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  18. great post!
    Love the pics, very inspired!
    Kisses x
    http://fashiongirlfromtown.blogspot.com/

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  19. thanks for inspiration ) great post

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  20. Lovely post.

    Louisa
    http://lapassionvoutee.blogspot.com/

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  21. love the pics, they make overalls look so chic!
    ~Pau
    www.lilbitsofchic.com

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  22. You are a fashion genius, no joke. I love your advise and would have been clueless how to style overalls and have pretty much avoided them my whole life. totally changed my mind now!

    Melissa @ Sale-Rack.com | Designer dresses on sale and much more!

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  23. Love denim dungaree!!! My prefer piece for this summer!
    xoxo
    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/4487669/donkeycool

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  24. Thanks for your sweet words on my last post! I always highly appreciate it when you take time to comment!
    Love the white overalls so much!

    Have a great day,
    -Kati

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  25. lovely inspiration post :)
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  26. They are so freakin' cute!! I really love the looks you collected, super awesome! :)

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  27. Great looks! So inspiring:)

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  28. I would never be able to pull these off as an adult, but they sure do look good on a select few people! Great inspiration!

    Always,
    Mostly Lisa

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  29. Lovely looks!

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  30. Genial inspiración!!
    Saludos
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  31. I definitely love the cute and boyish shorts look. However, I think these work better if you're a bit taller.

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  32. Im really liking the overalls looks (though does give me a few flashbacks to some of my tragic 90s looks). This is a great combination of inspiration, thanks for sharing!

    -Tara x

    SHOPSTYLECONQUER.COM

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  33. I've totally had that experience where you predict a trend way before it catches on. There's a certain satisfaction to it, but also it makes me angry to not get credit for it, hah. Your blog is adorable, and I really do like the overall trend (though it's definitely not the most flattering on me, personally). Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog! I'm following you now via Bloglovin'. :)

    xox Sammi
    www.thesoubrettebrunette.blogspot.com

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  34. I have not worn overalls in a long time, and now I want me a pair!

    xoxo, Aman | coffee chic twitter

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  35. I love overalls, I have one denim grean from thrift store and I love it :)

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  36. Great post! I love the pictures you selected :) And I love overalls!!
    Thank you so much for visiting La Dolce Moda
    I love your blog and I just followed you on GFC and bloglovin! If you like (I'd be so happy) if you follow back :)
    Francesca
    from La Dolce Moda

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  37. oh definitely the current obsession

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  38. Ahhh, stunning photos. I really want to try this trend now (:

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  39. haha you've DEFINITELY had a psychic moment! i personally am obsessed with this trend, and i LOVE the first picture you posted. i like the random layer of the sweater around the hips. it's so cute that i pinned this post ;)

    xo Marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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  40. all these ladies look so chic in their dungarees/ overalls.

    xoxo
    mochaccinoland.blogspot.com

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  41. Amazing post :)
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  42. I have a denim playsuit but never wear it because I feel it looks awkward and I don´t like my legs xD
    xx
    www.clothesandcamera.com

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  43. indeed a difficult item to match! I don't like to see myself in those, I look fatter than I actually am!

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  44. I remember that I used to wear them
    alot when I was little :P a red colored one
    to be precised! I'm not sure if the
    denim overall will suit me now! Xx

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  45. Love the denim overall!
    Nice post, xx

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  46. It's such a cute look, although not one I think I could pull off, but on the right person--adorable!

    xo Mary Jo

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  47. Great post! Very helpful! Would you like to follow eachother? :) I'm already following you on GFC and Bloglovin! Take care xx
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  48. Lovely blog :3
    Maybe you want to follow each other? Let me know:))

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  49. With heels is interesting but i think with flats is perfect!

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  50. Overalls are so cool (: Great post!

    http://mystyletherapy.blogspot.com/

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  51. Denim overalls are every where this season and these giys sure know how to rock them.

    xoxo
    Ivy
    http://www.purrpleivy.com/

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  52. Love denim overalls, great inspirations!
    Cool pics!
    xxx
    S
    http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it

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  53. Great inspirations! Love denim overalls
    xx

    www.esteephs.blogspot.com

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  54. thanks for inspiration!

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  55. Sometimes I think I'm fashion psychic too! Last year I was obsessed with getting a kimono- hello this season :) totally crediting the dungeree trend to you :)
    Thank you for the kind comment on my blog
    X

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  56. nice inspirations. i love denim overall on someone else. don't think i can't pull it off tho.

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  57. great inspiration
    http://loving-evelyn.blogspot.ro

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  58. Oh yeah I am TOTALLY digging this trend, big time!

    Ali of

    Dressing Ken

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  59. I can´t get enough from denim overalls at the moment! And if I could I would like to wear my overalls each day! Thanks for this wonderful inspiration <3

    And thank you for your nice comment on my blog - I checked immediately your blog with the result: I like it!

    I would like to follow you on gfc and/or bloglovin. It´ll be great if you come return to my blog to follow me – then I will follow you immediately back.

    xx from Bavaria, Rena

    www.dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de

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  60. Haha! Sounds like you have amazing psychic abilities:)! Crazy how big of a comeback overalls have made! I would've have never guessed in a million years! They looks as stylish as ever! Thank you so much for visiting my blog!

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  61. love this post!! all these photos make great inspiration!! ive been wanting to try this trend but its so hard to find a good pair of overalls! :P

    katslovefashion.blogspot.com

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  62. oh ok you have just convinced me to go out and buy a pair of overalls!

    james
    twitter: @jamiebgoode
    instagram: jamiebgoode

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  63. Hi sweetie!
    Such a great inspiration! Love it!
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  64. thank you for your comment! wow, great inspiratios, love these pictures! new post on my blog :)

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  65. Amazing outfits :) Very lovely!


    I folow you beautiful blog. I hope you will follow me back and I will wait for you in my blog www.gabusiek.blogspot.com

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  66. I basically love all of these looks but the striped ones are SO cool! I definitely want to try out overalls and I know what you mean about feeling like a fashion psychic. It's totally happened to me before :)
    Jessi
    http://haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  67. Love the selection of picture you made! I really like your blog dear, I find it very inspirational <3 Would you like to follow each other? Just let me know :)
    Kisses from Argentina!

    Deb

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  68. ottima selezioene (: Reb, xoxo.

    * Nuovo post dedicato a una delle nuove tee
    di TeeTrend, fammi sapere cosa ne pensi:
    http://www.toprebel.com/2013/07/swag-life-tee-trend.html

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  69. I have been rocking mine all summer!


    XX,
    Miranda

    Ps- I moved my blog to here-> http://thechicstreet.com/

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    1. Ps- Ooops. I did not mean to post under my old blospot... This comments should have shown my new Wordpress account. Sorry if this is confusing. LOL

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  70. Amazing outfit ;) Very beautiful!


    I follow you beautiful blog. I hope you will follow me back and I will wait for you in my blog www.gabusiek.blogspot.com

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  71. I'm loving your articles as usual, and just as you, I'm falling this trend ! Overalls look great in some many different ways !
    Take care,
    Eli

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  72. I love the denim overalls, they look so chic! In fact, I love all kind of overalls, haha! Thank you for your kind comment on my blog!

    xxx
    E from Helsinki
    http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/

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  74. Amazing INSPIRATION!!!

    xoxo

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  75. fanastic post!<3 I love dungarees:)

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  76. I love denim overall but I think they don't fit me... :(

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  77. I love these different ways to style and pair an overall!! <3 thanks for sharing! ;)
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