There’s a bit of advice floating around: “If you were around the first time a trend came around, don’t wear it again.” When I was in high school, overalls were popular, along with striped tee shirts, Doc Martins and button down shirts buttoned up all the way. Ah, the 90’s.
As 90’s retro comes to fruition, overalls have been popping up here and there. Not that I loved them the first time around…but it’s fun to take on a challenge with something stylishly questionable. I ordered the Current / Elliott overall denim dress.
I’m a big fan of Current/Elliot denim. It’s often super soft, with the perfect amount of grain in the wash. It just feels like gourmet denim. The overalls have the texture Current/Elliot is known for. Also, in my experience with Current/Elliot the sizing is often generous as well. Fearing the sizing being too small for a style that should be relaxed I ordered a size up… it wasn’t necessary. Luckily the straps are adjustable so I could play around with the oversized look.
When I first put on the overalls, I thought wearing them with a button down shirt it could look cute… it didn’t. Approaching the overalls for what they were didn’t get me far… but approaching them as a sun dress to be layered really helped. I wore a body suit underneath to not offend anyone…and paired it with a classic black blazer, and heels. To keep the summer spirit, added in a straw fedora… and wella! An styled outfit both sophisticated enough, retro with a modern twist. I’d say it was a fun challenge, and now I’m open to the possibilities of overalls.
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