2014 Overalls Overhaul

I have always been a huge fan of  the versatility of overalls. I wore them back in the 1990s, sporting the baggy, carpenter variety (a la Osh Kosh).

2014’s overalls has a place in your wardrobe to allow you to express them in a sophisticated, casual or edgy way.

What Shoes to Wear with Your New Overalls:

Transitioning from winter to spring, booties look best. Spring to summer, wear canvas shoes, such as Vans or Toms. Summer time is great for options. Wedges, flip-flops, Birkenstocks, gladiator sandals or high heels are all for the taking when wearing your overalls.

How to wear your Overalls:

The look is off duty model look than baggy farmer look. Watch the fit and pay attention to how the overalls fit in the rear. It should fit like a comfortable pair of jeans. There are some overalls being made today that are tight – which some ladies can pull this look off well. I will stick to a slightly looser fit so they can be my go-to uniform on weekends. Also, the more distressed, the better. A notable difference from 2014’s overalls versus 1994’s is the cuffed, cropped looked of today’s frocks. Once upon a time, body suits and fitted shirts was the look, then there was the music group TLC’s baggie shirt and overalls look. Remember to bring in edge with your choice of accessories and keep the shirt from being to voluminous as it will make you look like you have extra pounds.

The Dream Team (These finds are great for inspiration and for the ones who wish to splurge):

Image courtesy of http://www.freepeople.com/. $398. Style: 28523728

Image courtesy of http://www.freepeople.com/. $148. Style: 30131585

Image courtesy of http://www.freepeople.com/. $98. Style: 26820217. Multiple denim color choices.

For the Budget Minded Spiritualista:

Image courtesy of American Rag from http://www1.macys.com/shop/. $62. Get 20% off now. I own these lovelies.

Image courtesy of American Rage from http://www1.macys.com/shop/. $64. Web ID: 1322783. 20% off on macys.com.

Image courtesy of Guess from http://www1.macys.com/shop/. $158. Get 20% off now. Web ID: 1290909

Image courtesy of Life in Progress from http://www.forever21.com/. $29. I purchased these overalls as well. Product Code : 2000110704

Image courtesy of http://loveculture.com/. $47. Style: 1000021767

I curated many options for you to pull from, but the best finds are at vintage stores, for a unique, one of a kind look that is budget friendly.

I will be showcasing my overalls style in upcoming blogs, for your styling pleasure and inspiration. I bought a couple of pairs of overalls (shown above) for my own denim collection and will demonstrate different looks as the seasons change.

~Your Curator of all things Stylish, Kimberly Jo Cooley

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8 thoughts on “2014 Overalls Overhaul

  1. I wish I still had my overalls from sixth grade. They had smiley faces up the legs! I’m glad to see overalls are back in style! Luckily, the legs are a bit slimmer than the ones from the 90s. Xx

    • Hi there~ you and me both. I loved how back in the day we personalized our clothes. I bet the smiley faces were a nice, distinctive, and memorable detail that most of your friends remember. I agree with you – the slimmer fit is most flattering to more women than the 90s baggy fit. Thanks so much for stopping by and dropping a line. 🙂

  2. as you can see from my blog, I love overalls, great to see it is becoming more IN to wear overalls, in whatever style ! overall greetings niels

    • Hi there! Overalls are AWESOME! It seems your love of overalls never waned, while mine’s ebbed and flowed over the years. I am now convinced they are the most practical, comfortable pants we can wear. I checked out your page and was impressed by your homage to overalls :-). Thanks for stopping by and showing your support. ~ Kim

    • LOL, yes! I thought I was something cute in my way baggy overalls, not realizing I was looking like a colorful farmer (thanks to cross colors, lol), by today’s standards anyway. I love the “new” way of wearing overalls – very sexy and modern. Who would have thought the next go to look was overalls? :-). Thanks for dropping me a line.

  3. Pingback: Overhaul the Overalls: The Best Overalls of the Season | Just Me and You, KiD!

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