15 Chic Ways to Style Overalls

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When you’re past the age of 17, wearing overalls can be tricky. Sure, they’re a practical piece to throw on when you’re in a rush, but style them the wrong way, and you look like you got dragged out of the barn on your way to milk the cows. And while farm girl chic is a vibe, it’s always good to have a couple more options on deck, you know, just in case. Below, find out how to style overalls in 15 different ways.

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1. wear Overalls With A Simple Tank Top

Keep things super casual by pairing your overalls with a basic black tank. Perfect for those warm days when you’re going to a festival, picnic or a quick walk around the neighborhood.

Shop similar styles: Ladyful Women's Bib Corduroy Overalls ($36); Zella Energy Tank ($25); Puma Leadcat Comfort Emboss Sport Slide Sandal ($30; $23)

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2. layer Them Over A Sports Bra

Because our post-pandemic selves cannot fathom a regular bra. Prioritize your comfort by coupling your oversized overalls with a simple sports bra and unhook one side to show off what’s underneath.

Shop similar styles: Nike Dri-Fit swoosh ($30; $25);Urban Outfitters urban renewal vintage oversized denim overalls ($89); Quay Australia ever after 59mm cat eye sunglasses ($55);Steve Maddedn Vala Pointy Toe Pump ($100)

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3. try A Button-down

A cool, crisp button-down is a wardrobe staple for a reason. We love the contrast between the sophisticated button- down, the casual overalls and the colorful satin headband for an added touch of elegance.

Shop similar styles: JCrew Slim-fit cotton poplin tuxedo shirt ($90); Levi's Plus overall ($60); Kate Spade New York botanical headband ($50)

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4. mix And Match Denim With Animal Prints

Here’s the thing about overalls: They can be styled essentially the same as jeans. In this case, they act as a neutral background piece so the animal print button-down can be the center of attention.

Shop similar styles: Leopard Print Linen Blend Cardigan ($31); Wild Fable Women's Corset Tank Top ($13); Topshop denim carpenter overalls ($90)

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5. wear A Hoodie Underneath

Again, getting dressed these days is all about being comfortable. So on chillier days, layer your overalls with a nice hoodie for a touch of warmth. Top it off with some black trainers or Dr. Martens to give the look a bit more edge.

Shop similar styles: Anthropolgie Joe's The Honor Denim Overalls ($228); Nike Sportswear Collection Essentials Oversize Hoodie ($65; $52); Dr Martens x Basquiat 1461 3 eye flat shoes ($130)

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6. or A Chunky Sweater

Another way to stay cozy in your overalls? Layer them over a chunky knit. It’s a slightly more dressed up option than a sweatshirt, but just as warm and comfy.

Shop similar styles: BP. Slim Fit Denim Overalls ($59); Ailaile Cashmere Wool Sweater ($36); Nike Waffle One ($100); Madewell The Knotted Crossbody Bag ($98)

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7. pair Denim With Denim

Y2K trends are back, so why not try this cool trend that had millennials in a chokehold back in the early 2000s? Keep things fancy by wearing your updated take on a Canadian tuxedo with some statement heels and gold jewelry.

Shop similar styles: ASOS DESIGN Curve 'original' denim overalls ($60; $45); Missguided Plus oversized denim jacket ($63; $47); MARC FISHER LTD Candy Strappy Pointed Toe Mule ($160); BP. Rectangular Sunglasses ($15)

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8. Don’t Be Scared Of Prints

It’s easy to get stuck on just solid color overalls, but your love for stripes or florals doesn’t have to be limited to summer dresses or tops. For the days you want to bring some of that spring feel, try donning a pair of overalls in an unexpected color or pattern.

Shop similar styles: ASOS DESIGN rib overalls in burgundy ($36; $27); New Look boyfriend t-shirt in white ($19); ASOS DESIGN large croc half moon cross body bag ($29); Converse Chuck Taylor All Star High Top ($60)

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9. Opt For A Bold Color

Because nothing says “I’m here” like a fire engine red ensemble.

Shop similar styles: AvaCostume Womens Classic Adjustable Strap Jean Overalls ($35); ASOS Miss Selfridge shirred bardot top ($23); Vans Women's Ward Canvas Trainers ($69; $65)

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10. Swap Out Denim For Corduroy

Give yourself permission to play around with texture. Corduroy is a controversial fabric, but it all comes down to what you wear it with. A nice chunky sweater (pictured above) or the aforementioned button down makes all the difference.

Shop similar styles: Universal Thread Women's Corduroy Straight Fit Overalls ($40); ASOS Monki recycled polyester ribbed sweater in off white ($40); Faux Leather Crossbody Bag ($54)

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11. Experiment With Leather

Set your classic denim overalls to the side and take a walk on the wild side in a leather pair. They’re not the kind that Catwoman would wear, per se, but all eyes will be on you, nonetheless.

Shop similar styles: WeWoreWhat Vegan Leather Basic Overall ($178); Nine West Agnes heel ($90; $54); Billabong Catch Up Shaker Stitch V-Neck Cardigan ($76)

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12. Dress Them Up With Some Chunky Heels

Elevate an otherwise super casual look with a pair of chunky heels. Not only will they add some inches to your height, but they’ll also make your outfit a bit more dynamic. (Plus, they’re way more comfortable than stilettos).

Shop similar styles: H&M Denim Overalls ($40);H&M Cotton Shirt ($25; $18); DSW Sheree Platform Mary Jane pump ($50);ASOS DESIGN calf length ribbed socks with floral welt ($5; $4)

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13. Pile On The Accessories

As mentioned earlier, overalls can serve as a kind of blank slate for an outfit. Throw on a chic bucket hat, cool cardigan and silk scarf—now is not the time for subtlety.

Shop similar styles: Free People Ziggy Denim Overall ($98); JCrew V-neck cotton-cashmere cardigan sweater ($128); ASOS DESIGN wide brim bucket hat ($12); Nike AD Comfort ($65)

14. Try A Cropped Silhouette

Another option that’ll keep things stylish and not frumpy is a pair of cropped overalls. All the chicness with the added bonus of being able to show off a fabulous pair of shoes.

Shop similar styles: Mangopop women's mock turtleneck long sleeve ($20); Universal Thread women's high-rise overalls ($35); Sperry Saybrook genuine calf hair and leather loafer ($100)

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15. Try Shorteralls

Why should pants have all the fun? Come summertime, try a fun pair of shorteralls. Lean into the kid-like vibes and wear them over a cute baby tee and add a trendy bucket hat for some extra sun protection.

Shop similar styles: Superdown Carmen Denim Short Overalls ($74); Jurassic Park Retro 90's Dinosaur Scene Graphic T-Shirt ($15);ASOS Truffle Collection chunky sneakers with exaggerated sole ($59; $37); Hugh Ugoli women's lightweight soft bamboo thin dress socks ($17)

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