overalls

Denim dungarees

Wearing: Levis overalls (old, similar), Mango blouse, K. Jacques sandals 

Overalls, well in today's case study, short-alls, have already made me banter on and on. In short, I used to get serious farmer vibes from them. Since my discovery of the denim onesie last summer, I've grown accustomed to the idea of overalls being somewhat chic. In all seriousness (how serious can we be though discussing overalls), I sometimes feel like an overgrown baby in denim duds.

Am I alone on this one? Sigh. 

With my vast knowledge of wearing short-alls and overalls- in which I mean the maybe five times I've worn them, I've mastered the art of dungarees. Well, that is sort of a stretch wouldn't you say? I comply. But, I have a trick or two up my sleeve. Play up the basic denim with what is going on underneath. During round 1, it was a white cutout top which gave it some serious street creds. Here, some island creds seem more fitting. A lightweight and sheer blouse underneath keeps it airy and avoids farmville. Keep the look in the blue lineage to blend in with the Caribbean sea (location optional) and to distract from lobster red skin. 


 Photos by Bruno Dubreuil 

Second Time Around

Wearing: RES denim overalls- 60% off, (splurge option),T by Alexander Wang t-shirtStan Smith sneakers,Jules Smith choker,Ray Ban sunglasses

Last time I took a spin in overalls it was nearing 90 degrees and the rule of the time was: less fabric; the better. I was also wearing short overalls that slightly resembled the 90s child "play time" outfit of choice. In that summer post, I shared my thoughts on how I've warmed up to overalls and attempting to avoid farmer status. And you can see it has gone quite well...

Tomorrow's high is 40 degrees and well, shorts don't exactly fly anymore. With winter right around the corner- throwing shade to Mother Nature-bundling up is the normal for the next five months. Enough of me blabbering on about the weather- hit up weather.com for the latest updates on Polar Vortexes and all that jazz.

Returning to the topic of seeking overalls, I've come to find a great long pair that are the answer to all my farmer meets runway aspirations. With the help of sand paper and a pair of scissors, a little distressing roughed them up to my liking. If you're anything like me the sight DIYs scares you away but after distressing two pairs of jeans, it is much easier than imagined. Poke some holes in the knee, a little sand paper here and there, fray the ends... easy peasy. I would recommend not splurging on overalls unless you plan on wearing them everyday. 

To sum up today's post: 1) It's beginning to get very cold. 2) Second try with overalls was a success. 

Photos by Alexandra Gibbs

Seeking Overalls

 Wearing:Levis overalls,Alexis top, Belle by Sigerson Morrison shoes (old,similar),Jules Smith choker,Brandy Melville ring,Ray-Ban sunglasses

Remember way back when I was on the road of the overall-esque romper which eventually turned into a path of seeking, dare I say, overalls? Oh yes, we have arrived in a land where a farmer's favorite attire is stylish. 

I'm praying I don't look like a farmer.

Since I took the road down to overall-world, I might as well give it a good whirl. To avoid looking like two things- a) an young child or b) a hillbilly; a modern crop top, sandals, and by dear God a Chanel hopefully helped me avoid going into that territory. Which by all means should remained uncharted, if that wasn't clear already.

For a person like me who likes to take the "trend less" route of personal sartorial ways, these overalls forced me to step up my game and out of my comfort zone. 

Alas, I'm crossing my fingers it worked. In all honesty, overalls are sorta rad.

Photos by

Alexandra Gibbs

Ventures

Wearing: Addison x WeWoreWhatromper and crop top,Madewell popover,Vince flats

As much as I want to like overalls, I'm still convinced that I would resemble a three year old from the 90s or a hillbilly. But, I have become a full fledged romper convert.

I like to think that they are appropriate onesies but much more- here comes that word-chic. Despite the fact that they are a complete outfit in one, the amount of versatility is quite impressive. Especially this pair from the Addison x WeWoreWhat collection, having them be in my favorite shade of all; white. The blogger behind the collection, Danielle has nailed overalls, so no surprise on how perfect this little romper is. Knowing me, a striped pullover and neutral flats appear in every outfit and well...  Creature of habit, I digress. 

Alas, I plan to venture into overall territory this summer, but until then I am a-ok wearing this romper and many many more. 

Photos by Jeff Thibodeau