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A tricky thing happens when a trend you used to love returns to the fashion scene. Like overalls. They may be just as you remember them—but you've changed. So how do you pull off a piece of clothing that feels a smidgen too young for you? You do it with total confidence. Here's how to wear overalls and still look like a grown up.

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how to wear overalls bell sleeves

With a Bell-Sleeve Top

Because overalls tend to be figure-hugging, you might want to consider a full-coverage top. Funky bell sleeves help you feel demure but never dowdy.

Get the look: Alexa Chung overalls ($445); Sunday in Brooklyn top ($88)

how to wear overalls chambray shirt

With a Chambray Shirt

Like we need to convince you to bust out your favorite chambray. Work that double-denim look—just infuse a pop of color somehow. Tasseled sandals are the perfect cherry on top.

Get the look: Paige overalls ($299); NYDJ top ($61); Aquazzura heels ($785)

how to wear overalls off the shoulder top

With an Off-the-Shoulder Top

If all this coverage is making you feel stuffy, go ahead and flash a sliver of shoulder.

Get the look: City Chic overalls ($100); ASOS Curve top ($26); Franco Sarto loafers ($89)

how to wear overalls sneakers

With a Loose T-Shirt

A T-shirt is a no-brainer, but it's how you wear the T-shirt that matters. Make sure yours is a touch on the looser side so you seem effortless and weekend-ready.

Get the look: Free People overalls ($98); Splendid T-shirt ($48); Nike sneakers ($60)

how to wear overalls blazer

With a Statement Blazer

With overalls, it's not always what you wear underneath that matters. A great cropped blazer can also give your denim onesie a sophisticated spin.

Get the look: Levi's overalls ($128); Missguided blazer ($76); Margaux flats ($185)

how to wear overalls cardigan

With a Long Cardigan Sweater

The same goes for long, chunky knits. Layer up on chilly evenings to feel even more fashion-forward.

Get the look: Blank Denim overalls ($108); Gap cardigan ($60); Lucky Brand boots ($129)

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