If you play word association with "overalls" you'll likely think "babies, farmers, utilitarian, shapeless, careless, unflattering" and the list of less-than-chic terminology goes on. Oversized overalls can be an easy go-to uniform for lazy Sunday, but the right pair of dungarees, styled the right way, can also be quite grown up and dare I say it, sophisticated. With options constructed in luxurious fabrics like leather and suede and new, flattering silhouettes like this flared pair, overalls are unquestionably a spring necessity for the fashionable gal. The bib and brace is a fun, more interesting alternative to jeans for a party or date night. Choose refined, uptown pairings like a cashmere sweater or bow-blouse and trench to contrast the casual, downtown connotation of the overalls. The obvious styling for this look would be minimal, solid, and serious for fear of overshadowing the overalls. However, the bright patterned blouse and whimsical pom pom bag add an unexpected pop that is perfect for the kick-off of spring.
Photography by Edelle Kenny
Pom Pom Bag: GAIA via TipToe Boutique (516-374-1100 to order), Earrings: Melissa Lovy Davenport Hoops
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