overalls, all grown up.

Coveralls, bibs, dungarees; whatever you call ’em, you probably either love ’em or hate ’em. I’m in the overall enthusiast camp; probably because I grew up in the 90’s and spent most of my childhood buckled up in their comfy, practical awesomeness.

This spring, a great pair of stylish grown-lady coveralls is on my wish list. I think they’d be perfect for running around the flower shop with cute sneakers and a tee, or on girls night with a black crop top — just a peek of skin on the sides — and simple heels. I’m looking for a slimmer fit in dark denim, like these Black Orchid Skinny Overalls or the Current Elliot Ranch Hand Overalls.

Of course, I’m hoping to find something much more budget friendly. I’ll keep you posted on that quest.

These ladies know how to make overalls appropriate beyond the playground (from left to right): Alexa Chung’s airport style; Street style in stilettos and a sleek coat; Elaine Welteroth in black overalls and chambray; Tuula Vintage in a simple striped tee; Where Did U Get That in a white tank and statement necklace; Crop top perfection; Tuula Vintage again in a jeweled tee; Alexa Chung again in a printed button-down; and Atlantic-Pacific in Current Elliot.

You can find more of my style inspiration on Pinterest!

45 Comments

  1. Amy

    I haven’t worn overhalls in years

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  2. I’ve always loved overalls! I’m glad they’re back in fashion.

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  3. Yes yes yes! Love it. Do you think hey would suit pear shapes?

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    1. I sure hope so! I’m a petite pear myself. I think a slim straight leg will work best.

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  4. I absolutely love this! Looking forward to buy a vintage pair before my trip to New York in april!

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  5. christyw

    Oh, they look great, have to get one :)

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  6. I love overalls! Especially overall shorts and must have for summer!

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  7. I have several overalls, will wear them more often this summer!

    http://lucandrob.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/19012014/

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  8. Carmel Brown

    I have several pairs of vintage overalls in my collection. I’m thrilled that they are coming back! I love anything that has several pockets, I guess I’m secretly a tiny items hoarder. :)

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    1. “tiny items hoarder” made me giggle :)

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  9. They look absolutely amazing! Kind of bringing the comfy and the fashionable look all in one back together! Recently bought one in Zara , they have loads right now in many different styles, so anyone who’s planning to get back to old school again – check out Zara :)

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    1. Thank you for this tip!!

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  10. Looks like I’m one of the few in the “hate em” camp. I saw a picture of Miranda Kerr wearing overalls the other day and felt a sense of dread creep up and though, “oh, god, no. Why are these coming back?” Haha

    Melanie @ UnraveledThreads

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    1. Haha, totally fair!

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  11. Cute!! Now I want a pair of overalls!

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  12. I love this moodboard

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  13. Wait, what?!? Overalls are back in fashion? That’s possibly the best news I’ve heard today! (Keep in mind the day’s not over yet though.) I’m going to have to get right on that. I loved wearing overalls when I was a teen!

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  14. The best line ever! “buckled up in their comfy, practical awesomeness” I love it! and it’s so so true! I am a big lover of practical and functional fashion styles. It should be stylish and comfortable allowing you actually enjoy the outfit. Really like outfit no5. Hello summer anyone! :)

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    1. Practical is my M.O. these days :)

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  15. I love denim overalls! I recently bought a pair of short denim overalls. I can’t wait to rock them!! 90’s ALL THE WAY!!

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  16. I love overalls! Everyone else tell me I look like geek wearing them! But I know they are just jalous! 😋😁✌️

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  17. I’m so glad you posted this. I love it was functional clothing becomes stylish again! Definitely getting a pair for my spring wardrobe! (if spring ever gets here, that is! :)

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  18. When*
    Also seriously keep us posted when something cheaper and fashionable comes around. Until then you’ll find me digging through the denim at goodwill!

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    1. Thrift stores are probably an excellent option for finding a great pair! A couple of other commenters mentioned vintage overalls, which just sound amazing.

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      1. Omg I bet they would be so broken in and lovely! I’ll have to keep my eyes peeled, thanks!

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  19. Perfect laid back look. Welcoming it back with open arms!

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  20. Me encanta! Queda genial con todas las combinaciones.Necesito uno ya!
    http://beautypersonalshopper.wordpress.com

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  21. Trying to work up the courage to buy something like these. Just don’t think my body proportions are right for it though. I have such long legs but a short torso I’m worried it would just accentuate that!

    But great post!
    Em x

    http://britishfashionnotebook.wordpress.com

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  22. Reblogged this on Angie's Blog and commented:
    I sence a new fashion trend coming.. Me like !

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  23. I need to get a pair! Love this post!

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  24. smithkassidy

    I need me a pair of overalls and I need em now

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  25. sa.vor

    These pictures are great inspiration! Tackling overalls is one of my goals this spring!

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  26. […] starts-and-stops, and loved it! Wanting: a weekend beach getaway. Looking: for the perfect pair of overalls. Playing: my old John Legend Get Lifted CD. Wasting: hours watching House of Cards on Netflix. […]

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  27. Overall shorts are better, crop top underneath and some bright lipstick will get rid of the fact they are not the most feminine item.

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  28. Reblogged this on colorstrutting and commented:
    Overalls! This is a true throwback that is suddenly resurfacing the fashion industry. Even though allot of grown-ups are now wearing them, it looks just as trendy as any other piece of clothing! This is a really great post!

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